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November 2016


The Biggest Super Bowl Blowouts of All-Time

Making the Super Bowl is the goal of any football fan from childhood, adulthood, to actual NFL player. The dream of being in the “show” is the culmination of hard work, drive, determination, and grit. However, sometimes there are just teams in the Super Bowl that are ready for the right to be called NFL champions. The team is ready to bring the intensity from the first whistle to the final gun, and winds up running up the score. What there is today from history are ten instances of this exact situation, where the would-be champions brought their intensity on over-drive.

Super Bowl I & II

First on our list, we have to go back to Super Bowl I, and we find the Green Bay Packers with a trouncing victory over Kansas City. The first Super Bowl gave the ability for one team to say they were the first champions of the modern day NFL. With this fact of paramount importance, and with a team that played hard all year, the Packers finished off the Chiefs 35-10. The Packers, in the traditional style of a champion, would make it back to the biggest stage of sports once again the following year. This time to take on the Raiders of Oakland, where the Packers proved that year one was no fluke. With a final score of 33-14, the Packers sent the Raiders back to the black hole without the title.

Super Bowl XVIII

However, it is often said that the most dangerous team is a hungry team. This is always the case with the Raiders, as they found themselves not only moving down the field, but right to Super Bowl XVIII. Their opponents were the Washington Redskins and they were going to try to send the Raiders back home empty of a win. However, the Raiders knew the best way to celebrate their new home of only two years in Los Angeles, and that was with a crushing Super Bowl win. In addition, that was the exact result, as when the final gun sounded the Raiders had beaten the Skins 38-9.

1985 Bears

When we think of how great the 1980’s NFL was ,some great teams and players do come to mind. There was Joe Montana with the 49ers, Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor of the Giants, but the Bears surely stood out with a bone-crushing defense, and a sweeping ground attack. Led by the likes of Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, and Richard Dent the Bears made sure the Patriots did not forget their visit to the Superdome. With a resounding final score of 46-10 and a Richard Dent MVP award, the Bears took home their championship.

Denver Broncos Woes

On the list of being on the receiving end of Super Bowl blow-outs is one thing, however, having too much experience with being blown out is unfortunate. The Denver Broncos make this unfortunate list in 3 separate appearances of Super Bowls 22, 24, and 48. I remember the classic battle of Super Bowl XXIV, as two future legends of the gridiron took the field in Joe Montana, and John Elway. The game went well, if of course you were a 49er’s fan. In this post season battle, the 49ers beat the Broncos 55-10. However, of the three Super Bowls listed the Broncos only scored an average of 9.33 points, and never scored more than 10. Meanwhile, in the Super Bowls they would allow their opponents to score an average of 46.67 points.

A loss is a learning opportunity to better your game, and come back harder next year. A loss, however, by a blowout proportion means you have to make a major correction somewhere, and somehow. This would definitely be the case if you would find yourself on this list multiple times, like the Broncos. In football and like life it is a game of inches, and you will have to fight for those inches. However, always remember as in the words of Al Pacino, “On any given Sunday you will win or lose. The question is can you win or lose like a man.”


Cities that Should Host a Super Bowl

The honor of hosting the Super Bowl is fought for every year by cities who believe themselves deserving. They present reports to the hosting committee, and the city makes a pitch that would flatter anyone. This is a story about six cities that are ready to host the big game. They may not be cities that have NFL franchises today, but they are cities that must be allowed to showcase how they will host the world for its best game.

#1: Las Vegas

Las Vegas is quite deserving of a Super Bowl because the city knows how to host a party. Sin City is the place where a guest may have anything they want, and the guests who stay in the city for the Super Bowl will be more than entertained. This place is not yet considered kosher by many NFL owners, but the time will come when Las Vegas as a Super Bowl host will happen. It is only a matter of time before the NFL cools its stances on organized gambling.

#2: San Antonio

San Antonio may not seem like the obvious choice for a Super Bowl, but the Alamodome is a large stadium that will host the game well. The Super Bowl may well be a reason to upgrade the stadium, and the city hosts a fine party every year. The Riverwalk is one of the nicest party locations in America, and it offers fine food on both sides. The visitors will hear live music, have fantastic drinks and the city will welcome everyone with open arms. It is quite simple to see why San Antonio would host a lovely Super Bowl, and the city must continue to apply for status as a Super Bowl host.

#3: Los Angeles

The new stadium that is to be built for the Rams will be an amazing stadium for the Super Bowl, and the city of Los Angeles will come out for the event. The city has been starved for football for years, and upgrading from the old LA Coliseum will help improve the beauty of the game. The weather in Los Angeles is lovely all year, and the game will host visitors who want to see Los Angeles for the first time. The newness of it all in LA will make the game special when it finally arrives.

#4: San Diego

San Diego must host the Super Bowl because of its amazing weather. The city has almost no rain all year, and the ocean breeze blows into the city at all times. There is not a person who goes to San Diego and leaves disappointed. The city will have ample reason to upgrade its stadium, and the Chargers will have a much better place to play.

#5: Honorable Mention

Atlanta and Chicago must enter this list because they are lovely cities with the facilities and passion for football. Holding the Super Bowl at Soldier Field will be a sight because the stadium has so much history. The new stadium in Atlanta is the next in line to get a Super Bowl game, and the visitor to both cities will see a city open to every new possibility.

The cities listed in this article are not the only cities that may host a Super Bowl, but they are the cities that are most-deserving. They have been without a Super Bowl for some time, and cities like Las Vegas are waiting for their first glimpse of professional football. A Super Bowl in town would bring the world to the city where they will see the market for football is strong.