“The Surprising Benefits Of Super Bowl XXV, in 1991,….

“The Surprising Benefits Of Super Bowl XXV, in 1991,.

Super Bowl XXV, in 1991, Remains the G.O.A.T.

We’re exactly one week away from the 32nd anniversary of the best of all the big games every played. In the early 1990s, the Buffalo Bills went to four straight Super Bowls and lost all four, but man did they help to provide one of the best Super Bowls of all time.

Like Tom Petty said, “even the losers- get lucky sometimes.”

But it wasn’t just the Buffalo Bills who made this specific Super Bowl so special.

You also had the New York Giants, the American cultural landscape at that point in time and the political climate of January 1991. Throw into the mix, the NFL still at its apex, pre the degradation period that has now set in, and the Super Bowl being a less hyper-corporatized entity.

It was still a massive deal, but the game was not quite as crassly and obnoxiously over-marketed, as it is now.

All of these factors combined to make Super Bowl XXV at the Big Sombrero in Tampa, Florida the all-time peak of the Super Bowl experience.

We have had other great Super Bowl games since then. We’ll have others in the future. The football element is still there. But who will be a more interesting character in the human drama of the gridiron than former Buffalo Billsplacekicker Scott Norwood?

The main villain in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” named Ray Finkle, is obviously based on Norwood’s missed kick. Not based on Norwood mind you, but the actual missed FGA.

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