Comments: The kick is up...

"Greatest Super Bowl" ever is a stretch. But it's better than that dipshit asking the Marlins' owner about the World Series trophy and calling it a "parting gift." I can't remember her name, but she annoyed the hell out of me.

BTW, what is the greatest Super Bowl ever? My knowledge goes back as far as Cowboys/Steelers in the late 70s. There were so many blowouts in the 80s. Off the top of my head Rams/Titans seems like a good nomination, but maybe that's just because it is relatively recent.

Posted by mike at February 2, 2004 06:56 PM

Good question. Rams-Titans was a good one, as was Pats-Rams. Some of those Steelers-Cowboys games back in the late 70's--they had a real sense of two great teams going at it. The Panthers are a very good team, but I'm not convinced that they're "great."

It's too easy to holler "Best Super Bowl ever" right after the game ends, anyway; I think one needs some time to reflect. There was a lot of talk about Super Bowl XXIII this week, in which Montana led the Niners down the field in the final moments to beat the Bengals, and that says a lot about the quality of that game.

Posted by Carl at February 3, 2004 11:18 AM

Right after I saw Kingpin, the movie, I shouted "best movie ever!" Five minutes later, I felt a little differently, despite Bill Murry being the king of awesome. But at least i didn't spout off about Kingpin's greatness in front of a worldwide audience.

Niners/Bengals was a good one. As a Cowboys fan, I have to swallow my pride a little to admit that. But the Bengals, as good as they were weren't a dynasty. I imagineCowboys/Steelers had the same build-up as Lakers/Celtics in the 80s or Red Sox/Yankess always. I have few memories of being 7, but wanting KISS to blow fire on Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris is one of them. The scores were closer than games (Cowboys had to come back madly in both games). But the rivalries and controversial calls that defined Super Bowls X and XII will be hard to duplicate.

Posted by mike at February 3, 2004 09:40 PM