Top 10 Best Super Bowls
Again, your Uncle Buck posted this on Friday but Blogger never posted it...Here are UB's top 10 Super Bowls of all time...
10. Super Bowl XXXIX: New England 24, Philadelphia 21
The Eagles finally made the SB after 4 strait NFC title games and the return of Terrell Owens nearly stole the show as he had 9 catches for 122 yards, but it was Deon Branch who got the MVP with a SB record tying 11 catches. Also the Pats and Eagles were tied at the end of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters. A late Eagles touchdown bomb made the score closer than the 4th quarter was.
9. Super Bowl III: NY Jets 16, Baltimore 7
Jets come in as 18 point underdogs. Joe Namath’s guarantee gave him the MVP even though he only had 206 yards passing. RB Matt Snell rushed for 121 and the Jets D won the game with 4 picks, including two INTs in the endzone. For importance it was #1, for game play it is #9.
8. Super Bowl XXX: Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
Neil O'Donnell is sitting on a beach some where with the money he received to throw this game. The two picks he threw to Larry Brown were served on deli paper with a pickle on the side. Plus UB thinks Bill Cowher’s successful surprise onside kick in the middle of the game was the gutsiest call in SB history.
7. Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh 31, LA Rams 19
Super human Lynn Swann makes more great catches, but the Rams actually lead 19-17 in the 4th, before Terry Bradshaw and the Steelers pulled away. Steelers become 1st team to win 4 SBs.
6. Super Bowl XXXIV: ST Louis 23, Tennessee 16
Many call this the greatest SB of all time. What people forget is there was zero national interest in the artists formally known as the Los Angeles Rams and the Houston Oilers. Also it was 9-0 at half time…Great finish though, how can you live with coming up one yard short…
5. Super Bowl XXXII: Denver 31, Green Bay 24
This is the only time UB ever rooted for Denver, but after Green Bay beat the Pats the year before, how could UB not? It was a great game but neither defense bothered to show up. Elway and Farve just marched up and down the field like crazy.
4. Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England 32, Carolina 29
Both teams came in with big time defenses and it was proving to be true, until the closing moments of the 1st half when they put up a combined 24 points. In the 2nd half the Pats started to pull away but the Panthers came back and took a 22-21 lead in the 4th. The Pats followed that with a TD and 2 points, but the Panthers tied it up at 29 with less than 1:30 on the clock. One of the biggest goat moments followed as Panther’s kicker John Kasay let the kickoff sail out of bounds. From there Brady took the Pats into position for a 41-yard field goal attempt for Adam Vinatieri. And just like 2 years earlier it was good.
3. Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
Extra points for Montana calming his troops down by pointing out UB’s favorite John Candy sitting in the 1st row.
2. Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants 20, Buffalo 19
Bill Parcells got carried off the field but it is Bill Belichick’s defensive game plan that shut down the Bills and is sitting in the Hall of Fame. However, if Scott Norwood’s 47-yard field goal is about 2 feet left then the Bills win and may take one more of the next 3 they play in.
1. Super Bowl XXXVI: New England 20, St. Louis 17
The Pats were monster 14 point underdogs and many nationally didn't think it would be that close. Pats fans were recalling 36 and 14 point blowouts in their previous Super Bowls. As it turned out the Pats defense just creamed and confused the Rams, thanks again to a perfect game plan by Bill Belichick (see SB XXV). In the end a star named Tom Brady was born. Oh yeah, and Rams receiver Ricky Prohel was right. Remember what he said to the NFL Films camera during the introductions: “Tonight the dynasty is born, baby!” Turns out he just got the team wrong...