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RCS Favorites: Best Super Bowl

by Ryan Hudson

The Super Bowl (please don't sue us, NFL) is less than a week TODAY, so, four of us here at RCS will be offering up some of our favorite memories involving the Big Game. So far, we've looked at our Favorite Super Bowl Commercials, Favorite Plays, Favorite Snacks, Favorite Performances and our Least Favorite Super Bowls. Today: the Best Super Bowls:


Jeff: If this were favorite Super Bowl, then I would pick Redskins over Bills (XXVI), but that game wasn't actually all that good. For the best Super Bowl, there are several quality options, but I'll go with Super Bowl XXXII: Denver 31, Green Bay 24.

Defending champ Green Bay was heavily favored over the wild card Broncos (although they were a 12-4 wild card), and the NFC had won 13 straight Super Bowls, but it was the Broncos who prevailed and became only the second wild card team to win a Super Bowl. Few specific things stick out about this game, I just remember it being all around awesome. It was probably the best QB matchup in Super Bowl history, with John Elway vs. Brett Favre (Favre easily outperformed Elway, but Elway got the win). And there was Terrell Davis, winning MVP despite missing most of the 2nd quarter with a migraine. Other Super Bowls had more exciting endings, but from start to finish, Super Bowl XXXII was the best of all time.

Robbie: Well, I have to agree with the NFL Network, Super Bowl XXV is the best Super Bowl ever. Yes, it pains me to see that ball sail wide right; It pains me that Ottis "Old Man" Anderson destroyed the Bills; and it pains me that that's as close as they would come to being champions.

 

Maybe the Bills will have better luck in Toronto...

Ryan: Sure, it started off slow, but Super Bowl XXXVIII was the best of all time. To me, it had everything you'd want in a football game: lots of scoring, exciting ending, last-second heroics (and a Patriots win). Just look at the 4th quarter: in the final 6:53, there were three touchdowns, including the longest passing touchdown in Super Bowl history (85-yards), and a 41-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri with just four seconds left to win the game.

 

Dave: [Too busy eating all suggestions from our "Favorite Snacks" post to respond.]