Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide for Reeves County, Trans Pecos, Big Bend of West Texas
Friday, February 6, 1998
By Mac McKinnon
Other Super Bowls bring back memories
The latest edition of Sports Illustrated has declared Super
Bowl XXXII as the best Super Bowl ever.
While I enjoy Sports Illustrated, they are sometimes too
quick to jump on a band wagon. The latest edition carries a
picture of Denver Bronco Quarterback John Elway on the
cover, and the title of "Sweet Redemption."
I suppose the magazine could be trying to redeem itself for
a lack of respect given Denver over the years. It would seem
everyone including myself could be included in that category
as few people except rabid Bronco fans could have or would
have expected Denver to get to the Super Bowl, much less win
Although the game was undeniably one of the better Super
Bowls ever played, I don't believe it is the best Super Bowl
ever played. There have been some very good Super Bowls,
particularly back at the beginning, but many of the younger
sports writers simply weren't around during those times.
Two Super Bowls really stick out in my mind, one being the
New York Jets under the spur of Quarterback Joe Namath and
their win over heavy favorite Baltimore and then the last
minute win by Baltimore over the Dallas Cowboys on a field
Of course the two Super Bowls between Dallas and Pittsburgh
in the 70s were and always will be memorable. How about the
Giants' victory over the Bills 20-19 just a few years ago?
I'm not really sure Denver's win was to their credit or to
the discredit of the Green Bay Packers who simply did not
play like the Packers have the last two years. Give part of
that credit to Denver's defense and offense but Green Bay
has played and beaten better teams I but it wasn't to be
that way on Super Sunday.
I certainly would not want to take anything away from the
gritty performance by Elway nor any of the other Broncos.
Their offensive line was awesome. And the game plan was
great, playing up to the Green Bay ego by telling them how
great they were.
That goes to show you just how hard it is to repeat as
champions in any professional sport as giant egos have to be
One of the highlights of the Super Bowl is the commercials
as many companies trot out new ways to get the public's
attention. The best commercial in my way of thinking was
that for Tabasco. If you didn't see it, a man was sitting on
his front porch eating pizza heavily doused in Tabasco. As
he began using his third bottle of the hot stuff, a mosquito
lands on his leg and the man watches as it bites him and
then flies off, exploding shortly after take-off. That
should have gotten a lot of attention. I don't and won't use
the stuff as it is too hot for me to handle but I'm sure the
commercial will persuade a lot of hot sauce lovers to try it.
The second best was the chicken crossing the road to get a
beer. Now we know why the chicken crossed the road or at
least a different version.
Now, I'm counting on Dallas being in the next Super Bowl.
Don't laugh. Stranger things have happened. Come on Jerry
Jones! Pick us a good coach.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Mac McKinnon is the Editor and Publisher of
the Pecos Enterprise whose column appears each Friday. He
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