Friday, February 1, 2013

On second thought, never mind

One of the worst articles about Super Bowl XLVII comes at
The writer tries to predict the type of game based on past Super Bowls in New Orleans.
Many have been blowouts, including the biggest loss in 1990. Then he gets to the end of the article.
And judging by the last two Super Bowls played in New Orleans, perhaps the "curse" has run its course. Super Bowl XXXI, which ended the '96 season, was a back-and-forth affair between the Green Bay Packers and the Patriots before Desmond Howard's 99-yard kickoff return midway through the third quarter lifted the Pack to a 35-21 victory.
Even better was Super Bowl XXXVI, which culminated the 2001 season. After leading most of the game, New England needed a Tom Brady-led drive and a last-second 48-yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri to edge the St. Louis Rams, 20-17.
There's been blowouts, and the last two New Orleans games have been decent. Many recent games have been tight.
Considering that six of the 10 Super Bowls since New England's win have been decided by a touchdown or less, perhaps the odds finally are in New Orleans' favor for another memorable game.Remember how he started the column?
Never mind.

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