Drei’s Super 9 Super Sunday’s

Super Bowl Sunday. 50 years of history. Like baseball, each Super Bowl Sunday has been hit or miss. My first Super Bowl Sunday, January 24, 1982 when the 49ers won the first of 5 Super Bowls. Joe Montana won the first of 3 Super Bowl MVP honors. Growing up, the Super Bowl was always the last or second to last Sunday of January. Now, it’s carried over to the first Sunday of February. February 7 is the latest possible day a Super Bowl can be played barring any national tragedy. The only other time a Super Bowl was played on February 7 ? 2010, when Drew Brees led the Saints to their lone Super Bowl title . I guess you could say this is the equivalent of the World Series being played in November. 

So, in all the Super Bowl Sunday’s over the years going back to 1982, what make’s Drei’s 9 ? With the exception of number 1, this was not an easy list. 

9. Super Bowl XLIV Saints 31 Colts 17, 2/7/2010, The Saints Go Marching In…

8. Super Bowl XXX Cowboys 27 Steelers 17 1/28/1996, Rivalry Renewed…

7. Super Bowl XXXVIII Patriots 32 Panthers 29, 2/1/2004, Adam to the Rescue Once Again…

fb_img_1453690629349.jpgWith former Panthers running back DeShaun Foster. Foster would score a touchdown on a 33 yard run in the 4th quarter…

6. Super Bowl XLII Giants 17 Patriots 14,  2/3/2008, Perfection Denied…

5. Super Bowl XLIII Steelers 27 Cardinals 23, 2/1/2009, First to Six…

4. Super Bowl XXXVI Patriots 20 Rams 17, 2/3/2002, A Dynasty Born…

3. Super Bowl XLIX Patriots 28 Seahawks 24, 1 Yard Away…

2. Super Bowl XXXIV Rams 23 Titans 16, 1/30/2000, Oh So Close…

 

1.Super Bowl XXIII 49ERS 20 Bengals 16, 1/23/1989, The Drive of The 80s…

Yeah, this list is debatable. I know you have your own Super 9 Super Sunday’s. If you’re older than me your Super Sunday’s may even go as far back as the first Super Bowl in 1967. This list I put together has the Patriots in four of these, while the Steelers and even the Rams are on this list twice. Unsurprisingly, the 49ers and Cowboys are only mentioned once as they we’re once Super Bowl world beaters. As to why Super Bowl XXIII is my top number 1 ? Yeah, this is a Niner fan telling the story. Aside from that, this would be the first SB to be won on a game winning drive. On another personal note, Super Bowl XXIII would cap quite a sports year for me in 1988 as I would hit the trifecta…

Lakers…Back to Back

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(Getty Images)

Dodgers…The Impossible

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49ERS…The Drive of the Decade

49ers_JT (US Presswire)

 

So, what’s your Super 9 ? Enjoy your Super Sunday folks ! We’re that much closer to baseball !!!

 

 

 

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