January 30, 2009

Super Bowl Top Ten

The top ten Super Bowls ranked by the hype, competitiveness of the game, and its impact on NFL history.

10. XXVI - Tom Brady and the Patriots get their first ring by beating the heavily favored Rams on the game's final play 20-17.

9. XXIII - Joe Montana's swan song from the title game as he hit John Taylor in the back of the end zone, completing a masterful 4th quarter final drive. SF 20 - CIN 16

8. XXV - It will be forever known as "wide right". But this game was a football lovers dream. Ottis Anderson and Thurman Thomas both go over 100 yards, but the Giants beat the Bills 20 - 19.

7. XXXII - John Elway finally gets his ring and Terrell Davis wins MVP as the Broncos beat the Packers 31-24, ending a 13 year championship drought by the AFC.

6. XVI - It was Joe Montana's first win and featured the best goal-line stance in Super Bowl history as the 49ers beat the Bengals 26-21.

5. X - Lynn Swann's catch as he falls over a Dallas defender highlights the Steelers 2nd title with a 21-17 victory.

4. VII - Don Shula and the no-name-defense end the NFL's only perfect season beating the Redskins 14-7. Garo Yepremian makes the highlight reel, but not in the fashion one would like, as he tries to...oh hell, I don't know what he was doing.

3. III - Joe Willie Namath predicted it and the AFL's Jets stun the world by beating the NFL's Colts 16-7

2. XIII - Lynn Swann's 4th quarter circus catch in South Florida's night sky is one of the Super Bowl's greatest moments. PIT 35 - DAL 31 in a classic. (see the NFL highlight video here)

1. XLII - The New York Giants cement the notion defense wins championships as they mug the record-setting New England Patriots offense, 17-14, spoiling the NFL's 2nd perfect season.

1 comment:

mjloehrer said...

Ypu might be forgetting the Ice Bowl; Dallas goes into Green Bay. It's 20 below zero. Bart Starr sneaks over right guard. Game over. Lombardi becomes a legend.