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Old 02-15-2014, 03:54 PM   #20
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Default Re: Sports illustrateds "footballs greatest" features right steelers.

Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
The #4 game is the Jets beating the Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III.

That has to be the #1 most overrated game of all time.

In terms of 'major upset' and 'quality of the game', SB XLII surpasses it.

The whole mystique of 'The Guarantee' and the narrative that it led to the merger are what gives it such historical cache.

It's a great game and all, but not better than other ones which were more 'back and forth' or otherwise a better overall game (such as the two you cite).

Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
So a lot of where a game is ranked depends on how great the media wants it to be in the post-game coverage. The 3 games above were great in large part because two involved New York teams and the other involved a legendary team.
Excellent points.
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