Did Bucs play in worst Super Bowl ever?
What was the worst Super Bowl ever? According to Sports Illustrated, it might have been the Bucs' 48-21 victory over the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. SI gave grades to each of the Super Bowls and the Bucs' easy blowout victory received an "F,'' probably because it was an easy blowout victory. The author of the piece, Richard Rothschild, writes:
The Raiders grabbed a 3-0 lead, but a 34-0 Buccaneers burst ended this contest early. The savage Tampa Bay defense forced five turnovers and returned three interceptions for TDs. Bucs coach Jon Gruden, who wore a mike, seemed more manic than Hank Stram.
That game is one of nine games to get an F. Seven games received an "A+'' including Super XLIII, the last time the game was in Tampa when the Steelers beat the Cardinals on Feb. 1, 2009. To read the entire list, click here.