February 6th, 2006

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XXX 1996

Another Classic Steeler vs. Cowboys matchup,
XX years later with new faces and attitudes.
The Cowboys were given the gift of 3 interceptions from the Steelers Quarterback.
Pittsburgh lost by 10 points.

Don Shula retired during the 1995 season,
but Steelers fans must ponder,
"What if Dan Marino quasterbacked the Steeler Offense?"
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XXVII 1992

The Washington Redskins won their first legitimate Superbowl.
Despite Jim Kelley's vaunted Buffalo no huddle offense,
Mark Rypien had a hot hand in December and January.

The Fox Network made their mark in Network Television by broadcasting Live an episode of the television show, "IN Living Color" starring the Wayans Family, Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey.
This was counter programming to the Superbowl halftime show that was hosted by another network.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XXV 1991

This is one of the best Superbowls ever,
the New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills in an epic struggle and by one point.

Given the start of the first war with Iraq, Whitney Houston sang a tear jerking version of the Star Spangled Banner in Tampa Bay.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XXIV 1990

San Francisco cemented their dynasty and the Denver Broncos were the sacrificial lambs.
The quarterback matchup between Joe Montana and John Elway was a major disappointment.
It was later rumored that John Elway suffered from food poisoning before the coin toss.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XXIII 1989

After a ten year absence, the Superbowl returned to Miami.
It was no longer in the Orange Bowl, but Joe Robbie Stadium.

A rematch of Superbowl XVI, the 49ers vs. the Bengals met in a second half epic battle.
There were heroes on both sides, but Joe Montana entered football immortality with his infamous final touchdown drive.

It is interesting to note that Joe Montana's last game was also a playoff thriller in Joe Robbie Stadium, losing to Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins 27-17.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XXII 1988

The Doug Williams Story would make a great movie.
He was the first MVP who was also a widower.

The Washington Redskins won another Superbowl after a strike poisoned season.
This strike was different because scabs were called in and effectively ended the strike of overpaid athletes. The Superbowl victim, John Elway and the Denver Broncos.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XXI 1987

The New York Giants owned the 1986 season, but this was John Elway's first Superbowl appearance.
The first half was a tight contest, but Phil Simms and Coach Phil Parcells changed some things in the locker room. The final Score, NY 39 - Denver 20.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XX 1986

The Bears were a monster team to watch, ordained to win the Superbowl as early as September.
The New England Patriots were the pagan sacrifice to the Refrigerator, William Perry
The Bears only loss in the season was to the mighty, but injured,
Miami Dolphins in one of the greatest Monday Night football contests of all time.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XIX 1985

This is a sad game because it featured Dan Marino's only Superbowl appearance.
Sadly, the Dolphins were matched against the Team of the 80s, Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers.
The first quarter was a 10 - 7 thriller at least.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XVIII 1984

Raiders ruled the Redskins.
Jim Plunkett overshadowed Joe Theisman, who ended the game with a bloody chin.
Raider Marcus Allen ran wild over the Redskins defense,
breaking John Riggins' previous rushing record.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XVII 1983

The first strike season Superbowl featured a rematch of Superbowl VII,
the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins.
As a Dolphins fan, one wishes that we could have had Dan Marino one season sooner.
Quarterback David Woodley could not complete a pass in the second half and John Riggins did a great impression of Larry Csonka from 10 years ago. Final score 27-17 and the bad guys won.
At least the Raiders got a measure of revenge for me in 1984.

At the time, David Woodley was the youngest player to Quarterback a Superbowl.
Sadly he died alone a few years ago in his apartment.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XVI 1982

This Superbowl changed the world of the NFL as I knew it.
Two teams played in the Superbowl that had never played in the game before,
the 49ers and the Bengals.
San Francisco lead the entire game, even taking a 20 to nothing lead.
But Quarterback Kenny Anderson brought the Bengals back to lose by the final score,
21 to 26.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XV 1981

After 444 days of captivity in Iran, the American hostages came home. Ronald Reagan became our 40th President and the Oakland Raiders defeated the Eagles 27-10.

Poor Lester Hayes was interviewed at the end of the game. Apparently the news announcer did not know that Lester had a really BAD stammer. Hayes eventually got some speech therapy and spoke to a different reporter in Superbowl XVIII.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XIV 1980

A decisive underdog, the Los Angeles Rams made this game an epic contest
against the defending Superbowl Champion Steelers.
The lead changed hands six times.
Terry Bradshaw was named MVP and Lynn Swann made his usual brilliant receptions,
but John Stallworth scored the winning touchdown passes.
Oh yea, the Rams Jack Youngblood played the game with a broken leg and the Steelers Taylor was taken out of the game six times.

They don't make games like that anymore....
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XIII 1979

In his last Superbowl game as an announcer, Curt Gowdy called "Superbowl XIII" the best ever.
It was a heavyweight contest between Pittsburgh and Dallas. Pittsburgh barely prevailed 35-31
as Quarterback Roger Staubach refused to lose.

After the game, network television presented "Black Sunday," starring Robert Shaw and Bruce Dern. Based on the novel by Thomas Harris, This terrorist thriller featured footage from Superbowl X, starring the Cowboys and the Steelers.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XII 1978

The Dallas Cowboys dominated the NFC during seventies.
with their Orange Crush Defense, the Denver Broncos made their first Superbowl
appearance in this New Orleans Superbowl.
After breaking a finger, Roger Staubach won his last Superbowl.