PHERSY: Of course, I'm way too young to make a statement like that. But I must say, Super Bowl XLII was one of, if not THE best Super Bowl I can remember.
A little part of me wanted to see Randy Moss win a Super Bowl. But the other 99 percent of me wanted to see the underdog New York Giants, a team the Vikings pounded, defeat the arrogant Patriots. When it happened, my wife and I jumped off the couch.
What a game!!
So let's throw the question out there: Where does this Super Bowl rank on the all-time list? Some of our older readers may have a better idea on this one, but it could be an interesting debate.
* * *
FELDY: I think this one certainly has to be in the conversation for best Super Bowl ever, but, for me, it didn't top the drama of the Patriots' first Super Bowl win, over the Rams in 2002.
Remember, that Patriots team was as big of an underdog as these Giants were. The Patriots were the plucky little upstart team, going against The Greatest Show on Turf. Considering how good the Pats have been over the past 6-7 years, it's easy to forget that most of us were pretty much handing that Super Bowl to the Rams, but Adam Vinatieri won it on a last-second kick, for a 20-17 win.
I'd say the Rams' victory over Tennessee has to be in the conversation, too, with the Titans getting stopped a yard short of tying the score on the last play of the game.
And how about 1991, when Scott Norwood missed that kick on the last play of the game that would have given Buffalo a win over the Giants?
And how can we forget the Vikings beating the Broncos after the 1998 season? Yes, it happened, and you can't convince me otherwise. I remember it. I remember it, I say.
PHERSY: Yeah, it's tough to argue with any of those picks Feldy. The 2002 Super Bowl is one my wife will never forget. We were living in Red Wing at the time while I was working at the paper there. I jokingly said before the game that if the Patriots win, I'll propose to you. Sure enough ... she held me to it!!!
People are calling this year's Super Bowl one of the biggest upsets in the game's history. But I think it ranks third. That 2002 win was insane ... there weren't many people who thought the Patriots had a chance against that great Rams offense. Just as PA and Dubay ... I believe they lost a lot of money on that game. To me 2002 was the second-biggest upset, with the Jets and Joe Namath's win being No. 1.
Again, it's tough to argue with much of this. They're all great choices.
It does look like this weekend's big game was the most watched Super Bowl in history. Good stuff.