NFL Network's Top 10 Super Bowl List

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  1. ThankQ

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    Is apparently made for people born after 1990 and no sense of NFL history. Here's the video:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-super...Top-10-Super-Bowls?module=HP11_content_stream

    Here's their list:

    10. SB X - Steelers 21, Cowboys 17
    9. SB XIII - Steelers 35, Cowboys 31
    8. SB XXIII - 49ers 20, Bengals 16
    7. SB XLIII - Steelers 27, Cardinal 23
    6. SB XXXIV - Rams 23, Titans 16
    5. SB XXXVI - Patriots 20, Rams 17
    4. SB XXXII - Broncos 31, Packers 24
    3. SB III - Jets 16, Colts 7
    2. SB XXV - Giants 20, Bills 19
    1. SB XLIII- Giants 17, Patriots 14


    This is a PITIFUL List! Super Bowl XIII is widely considered to be the greatest Superbowl ever. And it is #9 on this list? Are you kidding me? Bradshaw vs Staubach is a seesaw 35-31 game? The Steel Curtain vs The Doomsday Defense?

    Super Bowl III at #3? You have got to be shitting me? Have you watched this game? It was a pitiful game. A game of historical significance, but still pitiful.

    #1 is the Giants/Patriots from 4 year ago? Are you marketing only to those under 19?

    And where the hell is SB XXXVIII? You know, that amazing game between the Patriots and Panthers?

    Here's a far more accurate list of the Greatest Super Bowl games written by someone with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of NFL history:

    10. SB XVI - 49ers 26, Bengals 21
    9. SB XLV - Packers 31, Steelers 25
    8. SB XXX - Cowboys 27, Steelers 17
    7. SB XXXIV - Rams 23, Titans 16
    6. SB XLIII - Steelers 27, Cardinal 23
    5. SB X - Steelers 21, Cowboys 17
    4. SB XXXVIII - Patriots 32, Panthers 29
    3. SB XXIII - 49ers 20, Bengals 16
    2. SB XXV - Giants 20, Bills 19
    1. SB XIII - Steelers 35, Cowboys 31

    We can squabble of what game goes in what slot, but by no stretch of the imagination does SB III belong at #3 while SB XIII belongs at #9 and SB XXXVIII doesn't even make the cut!

    Care you provide your take on the NFL list, my list, or provide your own list?
     
  2. Kirby

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    I'm sure the NFL network's target demographic is for people younger than 50, who don't remember the older Superbowls so they're trying to solidify their place in NFL history.
    It's funny though, I've watched every Superbowl since probably 1977 and can barely remember any of them. There is so much hype involved with the Superbowl that the game gets lost in it, and most of them aren't that memorable anyway.
    Everyone will remember Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction, but will hardly remember a moment, like when John Elway took that hit and spun around like a helicopter (thats the one Superbowl moment that really stands out to me).
     
  3. Caligula

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    Keeping in mind that the first Super Bowl I ever saw was SB XXIV, I've come up with my own personal top ten out of all the games played from Super Bowls XXIV through XLVI:

    10. Super Bowl XLIII - Steelers 27, Cardinals 23. Probably deserves a higher spot, because it was a truly great game. But... the Steelers won.

    9. Super Bowl XXXVIII - Patriots 32, Panthers 29. As much as it pains me to place any of the Patriots' wins on this list, it cannot be denied that all the games of the Tom Brady era have been at least interesting in some way. This one deserves to be remembered for being an evenly matched contest that very well could have gone Carolina's way if certain breaks had swung in their favor. It is, unfortunately, saddled with the stigma of the "Wardrobe Malfunction," which I oddly missed because I left the room to get a snack.

    8. Super Bowl XXXVI - Patriots 20, Rams 17. EEK! Another Patriots win on the list! Oh, but this one is unusual, as I was actually rooting FOR New England this go-round. (Blasphemy!) As seems to be the norm for a Patriots Super Bowl these days, there was drama galore to be found here, never more than with the last-second field goal by Adam Vinatieri! (Is it mere coincidence that the Pats haven't won the SB since trading him to rival Indianapolis?)

    7. Super Bowl XXV - Giants 20, Bills 19. Looking back, it's clear that I backed the wrong team for the wrong reasons in this game. There was nothing particularly evil or otherwise worthy of scorn about the New York Giants that I can think of... nothing besides the fact that they denied Joe Montana one more trip to the Super Bowl. But Montana was my hero, and for defeating him, the Giants earned my wrath. So I was mad when the Bills missed their final field goal. But this was a classic back-and-forth affair, one for the ages.

    6. Super Bowl XXXII - Broncos 31, Packers 24. During a time when the Packers were once one of my favorite teams, I still couldn't help but be excited and happy for John Elway and the Broncos, both having paid their dues over the years but never quite being able to close the deal. In point of fact, once the Broncos got to the big dance, they had been on the receiving end of some of the most brutal defeats in the history of the championship game. Finally, Elway led Denver to the top of the mountain, and would do so again the next year in what has got to be the greatest conclusion to an NFL quarterback's career.

    5. Super Bowl XXXIV - Rams 23, Titans 16. Despite the fact that I remain bitter about who came out on top, I can't deny that this was still a thrilling game to watch. How can you not be impressed by a game that ends on the 1-yard line?

    4. Super Bowl XXXI - Packers 35, Patriots 21. Back during my days as a Cheesehead, and back when I was indifferent towards New England, this was just a fun game to watch. Great performance by Desmond Howard as the only kick returner to earn MVP honors for the game.

    3. Super Bowl XLVI - Giants 21, Patriots 17. Sequels always live in the shadow of the original, and this was no exception. Loses a bit because of a mostly tedious 3rd quarter, but a legendary finish just like Super Bowl XLII.

    2. Super Bowl XLI - Colts 29, Bears 17. I couldn't believe my luck. This one had my ideal Super Bowl match-up, and I finally got to see Peyton hoist the Lombardi trophy. Magical.

    1. Super Bowl XLII - Giants 17, Patriots 14. Sorry, but I have no problems ranking this as the best Super Bowl I've ever seen. This one had it all: the best drama, some of the best defense I've seen in a SB and, most importantly of all, it gave Peyton's little brother his first SB ring just one year after Peyton got his. Oh yeah, and the Patriots were denied perfection. That was awesome, too. :devil:
     
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  4. Alidar Jarok

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    Even Super Bowl XLII was pretty bad during the first half. It had a great ending, but most of the game was fairly sloppy and boring.
     
  5. Caligula

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    I guess for me it was because it was so low scoring in the first half (just 7-3!) that the anticipation of one or both of the offenses breaking through at any moment carried me through. That didn't happen during last night's slow spots.
     
  6. tighr

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    I didn't like Pats/Panthers XXXVIII. But hey, that's just me. I did like Steelers/Cards XLIII, though.

    A lot of the other games in the past several years have not been that great. I've only seen archival footage of the older games, so I can't really judge how great they were other than the historical significance (i.e., III which is only famous because of Namath and the AFL).
     
  7. SmoothieX

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    Super Bowls XLII and XLVI are roughly the equivalent of a lube free prostate exam while jamming my dick in a pencil sharpener.

    Good games unless you had a vested interest in the losing team.
     
  8. tighr

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    I'm not a fan of either team, but I didn't find a whole lot of spectacular play in either game.
     
  9. SmoothieX

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    XLVI was just plain bizarre. Close game, but not very compelling.
     
  10. Skywalker

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    I had a vested interest in the losing teams in both XLII and XLVI. I thought XLII was a decent game, but the Patriots made way too many boneheaded mistakes in XLVI for me to call it a good game.
     
  11. SmoothieX

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    That was the oddest intentional grounding call I've ever seen. Legit I think, but how many times do you see that call on a 40 yard bomb. Much less for a safety on the first play from scrimmage in the Super Bowl.

    That fumble with 12 men on the field hurt like hell. And the WRs definitely had case of the dropsies.
     
  12. Alidar Jarok

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    The problem was he threw it away really far, but still to no one. It's pretty obvious he threw it to avoid a sack. Yes, you normally see them throw it out of bounds, but you don't get credit just because it lands on grass and chalk instead. It was a stupid mistake by Brady, but you can't not call that.
     
  13. Mick

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    How is the Saints/Colts Super Bowl not on anyone's list? The game had it all. Peyton trying to cement his place in history as a 2 time Super Bowl Winner. The Saints looking for their first Super Bowl just a few years after a hurricane devestated the city of New Orleans. Let's not mention probably the gutsiest call in any Super Bowl: onside kick to start the second half.
     
  14. 1001001

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    There was only one truly great Super Bowl:

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  15. tighr

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    Because that Super Bowl sucked. Tons of mistakes made by the two teams who were so dominant in the regular season, combined with their 5 losses between them to end the season. The real story was how neither made it 16-0. The NFC championship game was much better than the Super Bowl ended up being.

    Just because you're a Saints fan, don't let that cloud your judgement. I'm a Colts fan, and I can freely admit that Super Bowl XLI sucked even though the Colts won that one.
     
  16. Caligula

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    All that needed to be said of Super Bowl XLIV.
     
  17. Davros

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    Broncos over the Packers is the greatest Superbowl ever.