Past Superbowls

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  1. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Below is a list of Superbowls. I was wondering what you thought was the biggest upset, favorite SB, or whatever comes to mind.


    Game Date Result
    XL Feb. 5, 2006 Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
    XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 New England 24, Philadelphia 21
    XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 New England 32, Carolina 29
    XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
    XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17
    XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7
    XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
    XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver 34, Atlanta 19
    XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Denver 31, Green Bay 24
    XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21
    XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
    XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
    XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
    XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
    XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Washington 37, Buffalo 24
    XXV Jan. 27, 1991 N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19
    XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 55, Denver 10
    XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
    XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Washington 42, Denver 10
    XXI Jan. 25, 1987 N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20
    XX Jan. 26, 1986 Chicago 46, New England 10
    XIX Jan. 20, 1985 San Francisco 38, Miami 16
    XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9
    XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Washington 27, Miami 17
    XVI Jan. 24, 1982 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
    XV Jan. 25, 1981 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
    XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19
    XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
    XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas 27, Denver 10
    XI Jan. 9, 1977 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
    X Jan. 18, 1976 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
    IX Jan. 12, 1975 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
    VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7
    VII Jan. 14, 1973 Miami 14, Washington 7
    VI Jan. 16, 1972 Dallas 24, Miami 3
    V Jan. 17, 1971 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
    IV Jan. 11, 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
    III Jan. 12, 1969 N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7
    II Jan. 14, 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
    I Jan. 15, 1967 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10

    Biggest upset IMO, was the San Francisco/Miami SB. Miami was supposed to mop up with Marino & Co. and their "Killer B" defense, but you just can't give a guy like Joe Montana all of that billboard material to stew over.

    Best memory was SF 55 Den 10...too much talk about the game, and by kick off everybody seemed to think it was going to be close. I rarely gamble, but me and my Beer stood up in a crowded room at a bar and gave any takers Denver and 25 pts.. By halftime I had a line in front of me with folks giving me their money. I just wish I could have covered more folks. I haven't gambled since, nor will I, my luck isn't that great.

    Side note: SF is not my favorite team, I have only recently adopted them as my #2 team (wife is a Niner). Houston teams will always rule my heart.
     
  2. DenverBorn

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    Let's see- age 43 - thus born in 1963 or 1964 - so you would have just started paying attention when Super Bowl III was played. I think that's one of the biggest upsets of all time, in any sport. With hindsight maybe Baltimore should not have been 17 point favorites, but at the time it was a huge game. I don't see how any other Super Bowl could compare in terms of impact -

    And while you are ranking upsets, KC's win over Minnesota in Super Bowl IV was a pretty big upset as well -
     
  3. MightyTExan

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    Were any of the first Superbowls played at Rice stadium?
     
  4. DenverBorn

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    If I am not mistaken, I think Super Bowl XI was played there, but not completely sure. Or maybe it was Super Bowl VIII or IX. What I do remember is that Minnesota played in whatever game was played in Houston back then
     
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    VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7 , this was played at Rice .
    The biggest upset Jets over Colts! First time ever win for the AFL!
    More recent big upset was Pats over The Rams 20-17.
    :yes:
     
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    Game Date Result

    XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21 -- upset
    XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17 -- upset
    XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7 -- great win
    XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 -- props still goes out to Neil O'Donnell
    XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 -- loved it for my team, but hated it for Thurman Thomas. Wished that he could have gotten a ring at least one of the Bills two appearances before playing the Boys
    XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17 -- ditto
    XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 55, Denver 10 -- was fun to watch at the party I was at
    XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas 27, Denver 10
    VI Jan. 16, 1972 Dallas 24, Miami 3
    IV Jan. 11, 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7 -- Happy for Otis Taylor
     
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    The Titans losing to the Rams (by one yard!) was one of my favs. It was a great game made even better by the Titans losing it.
     
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    Well actually they didn't lose by a yard, that would have tied the game, so we never would have know the outcome if he had scored, but still, glad the last yard wasn't made !
     
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    Definitely III, I was totally stupid on that one. SB V was the first one I paid attention to. That was when I was seven (born 5/63). My friend and I "broadcast" the game with his tape recorder. Hi-tech stuff back then. I was mad when the Cowboys lost. Back then it was cool to see a Texas team in the game and the Cowboys were (gulp) likable. The ones before that I still had the attention span of a lightning bolt so I dabbled in watching the game.
     
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    wow! never realised that the Bills lost 4 straight SB!
    Unlucky buggers!

    How did that go down after they lost their forth?!?
     
  11. BattleRedToro

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    SuperBowl XXV was a great one and the closest of the Bills SuperBowl losses.

    Remember, it all came down to a FG attempt going wide right that would have won the game. Poor Scott Norwood. He was a good kicker that I don't think was ever able to live that down during the remainder of his professional football career.
     
  12. Speedy

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    I've gotta go with Titans/Rams as my favorite for the reasons DB stated. Watching Bud miss it by one yard was great. It was the last time I've hosted a Super Bowl party and it was huge. Oiler fans out-numbered non-Oiler fans and things got a little wild, especially at the end. Sweet, sweet ending!

    SB XXXVII was memorable because I watched it with ex-Houston Astros pitching great, J.R. Richard and his son. Plus the Bucs saved me from having to jump into an ice cold swimming pool. That was almost a stupid bet.

    The earliest SB I can remember is X. This was also the game that I started rooting for the Cowboys. My intense, deep hatred of the Steelers and the Oilers inability to beat them, made me a Cowboy fan. Of course they didn't beat them either, but did win it in SB XII. That hooked me for good.

    Even though I was too young and don't remember, Jets over the Colts has to be the biggest upset.

    Lots of memorable games. Jackie Smith's drop in SB XIII made me ill. Watching Swann made me ill. Watching Montana made me ill. Actually being ill laying on my couch with a horrible hangover watching Norwood's miss in SB XXV. The Cowboys rolling in the 90's and finally beating those punk ass Steelers. Brett Favre winning a SB. John Elway finally winning a SB. The helicopter play by Elway. Going home with pockets full of $$$$ after SB XXXVI and XL. One of the best SB games ever being played at Reliant Stadium and that whole week of events during SB week here in Houston.

    Between the Cowboys winning SB XII and SB XXVII, there wasn't one team that I rooted for that won a SB. I hated the Niners, 'Skins, Giants, Steelers, Raiders and though I really didn't hate the Bears, I was rooting for the Patriots. But since SB XXVII, all but 2 teams I've wanted to win have won it. Steelers, 'Niners were the 2.

    Of course, the ultimate Super Bowl memory/favorite game has yet to come. And that would be the Houston Texans not only getting there, but winning it.
     
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    Wow, what a memory! That's great! :thumbup
     
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    Super Bowl XIII - Jackie Smith was a good man
     
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    Agreed. Anytime the Titans get beat, it's a good day.
    My favorites though...Superbowl #'s 1 and 2.
    Back then I was a die hard Green Bay fan. Bart Starr, Paul Horning, Ray Nitscke...They were the men. And of course, Mr. Lombardi. Again, we beat the Cowgirls at the "Frozen Tundra" with the "Longest Yard", to go to the Superbowl. Green Bay wins, Cowgirls lose.
    Fast forward a few decades.... Texans win, Cowgirls lose. Seems as though I have the same theme running through my mind.
    :marionaner:
     
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    I'm a bit young, so I won't get into the upsets category simply because there are a few Super Bowl's I haven't had the opportunity to see yet.

    I can definitely say, though, that my favorite game was Super Bowl XXIX. I've always been a huge Steve Young fan (lefties represent!), and it was great to not only see him own in that game, but break a record for most passing TD's in a single Super Bowl.


    But I think it almost goes without saying (for me at least) that the New England game were some of the most entertaining to watch simply because of their closeness.
     
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    That's why I overlooked the Jets-Colts game, I was too young to appreciate the upset, and the historical significance of the game, (damned hot wheels).

    (lefties represent) Right on.
     
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    I envy you, that memory, wish I could sit down and hear about it.
     
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    I'm 31 so my first memory of a Super Bowl was 18 when the Raiders won. It took 13 long years for me to see another AFC team win, so Super Bowl 32 will always be a favorite of mine, but the best has to be Super Bowl 34...for one game I was as big a Rams fan as I am a Texans fan now.

    I have most of the Super Bowl broadcasts on tape (8,13,15-40) so I can go back and watch them.

    The best that I've seen:

    38 Pats over Panthers in Houston
    36 Pats upset Rams
    34 Rams over Titans
    32 Broncos upset Packers
    31 Packers over Pats
    30 Cowboys over Steelers (hate the Cowboys, but a good game)
    25 Giants over Bills (wide right)
    23 49ers over Bengals
    22 Redskins over Broncos (only because of 1 amazing quarter)
    13 Steelers over Cowboys

    The worst:

    29 49ers over Chargers
    27 Cowboys over Bills
    26 Redskins over Bills
    24 49ers over Broncos
    20 Bears over Pats

    Other than a couple of games, 20 - 29 was a bad stretch for the Super Bowl.
     
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    I forgot about the Washington/Denver superbowl. That was a good one too. It appeard that Denver was going to embarrass the Redskins, then in the second quarter, Doug Williams began to play like a man possessed. Years later I read his book and he said that he had an infection from a root canal and the entire weekend was one of such intense pain that he couldn't even celebrate the victory.
     

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