Story of the Week
This article deals with Super Bowls, and some details you may not know. For example, the very recent Super Bowl between the Panthers and the Pats was the first Super Bowl in which both teams represented geographical areas (Carolina and New England) as opposed to cities or states.
Only one entertainer (or group in this case) is on the Super Bowl national anthem and entertainment honor roll twice. The great Grambling University Band performed at Super Bowls II and IX.
The most points ever scored by a team was 55 by San Francisco in Super Bowl XXIV. The fewest points ever scored by a team was three by Miami in Super Bowl VI. The most points scored in a game was 75 in Super Bowl XXIX as San Francisco hammered San Diego, 49-26. The fewest points scored in a game was 21 in Super Bowl VII as Miami defeated Washington, 14-7. Only once has a game been decided by one point; the Giants beat Buffalo, 20-19, in Super Bowl XXV.
The Dallas Cowboys have played in the most Super Bowls; eight. The Denver Broncos are next with six. The most consecutive games played by one team is four; that record is owned by the Buffalo Bills. The Miami Dolphins are next with three. Two teams share the record for most Super Bowl victories at five each; the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49’ers. Most games lost by one team is an ominous record shared by three teams at four each; Minnesota, Denver, and Buffalo.
The prevailing Super Bowl champs at the time are invariably favored to repeat the following year. It’s only happened seven times. Only the Pittsburgh Steelers have pulled it off twice. The same Steelers won four Super Bowls in six years, an incredible performance.
Some interesting data regarding Super Bowl MVP’s. Only once was that honor shared; the Cowboys’ Harvey Martin and Randy White were co-MVP’s of Super Bowl XII. Twice has a MVP repeated in the following Super Bowl; Bart Starr did it in Super Bowls I and II, and Terry Bradshaw did it in Super Bowls XIII and XIV. Only one player has been voted the honor three different times; Joe Montana did it in Super Bowls XVI, XIX, and XXIV. The glamour position, namely QB, has produced the most Super Bowl MVP’s at 20. Next is RB at seven. The defense has been duly recognized with seven players collectively.
I’ve been to two Super Bowls, VI and XII, both in New Orleans and both won by the Cowboys as led by my favorite player ever, Roger Staubach. If you’re a sports junkie, take my word for the fact that you have to do it in person at least once. There is no greater sports spectacle that I’ve ever attended than the Super Bowl.
Last Week’s Trivia
Who is the winningest pitcher in major league baseball history never to have won the Cy Young Award? I admit it; it is a dirty, rotten, nasty, tricky question, but legitimate nonetheless. The answer is Cy Young. FYI, he compiled an incredible 511 wins. If you got it right, you’re good.
Trivia Question of the Week
This outstanding Cal offensive lineman has been in the NFL for
10 years. During those 10 years, he’s missed but one game. He played
for Minnesota for seven years, for Carolina for three seasons, and just signed with Tampa Bay. He’s a two-time Pro-Bowler. Who is this iron-man from Agoura Hills, CA? See next week’s Sports Junkie for the answer.