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The Point After: Super Bowl XLIV edition

Today's special Super Bowl electronic conversation between Sports columnists John Romano and Gary Shelton:

GS: Ah, yes. John, we're back in Miami, where some of the best moments in Super Bowl history have occurred. For instance, don't you remember the year Scarface led his team from behind to win?

JR: Please don't bring up that film. Michael Corleone doing a fake Cuban accent always gives me the giggles. But you are right about Miami's history. Of the 10 closest scores in Super Bowl history, four of them were games in Miami. And that doesn't even include Joe Namath and the Jets in Super Bowl III.

GS: Ah, yes. Scarknees. Seriously, look at the moments. Lombardi's last game with the Packers. Namath. Joe Montana leading the 49ers back against the Bengals. Both of the great Pittsburgh-Dallas games. The Blooper Bowl. John Elway's last game. Tony Dungy's title. It's a very dramatic town, Miami.

JR: Speaking of dramatic: Remember Super Bowl X at the Orange Bowl? Up With People made their halftime debut. It was the first time I had ever seen sequins on turtlenecks.

GS: Of course, that was years before you covered figure skating. Or Dennis Rodman, for that matter.

JR: So as festive as New Orleans is, as beautiful as San Diego is, as blighted as Detroit is, you're saying Miami is the best location for a Super Bowl?

GS: If you're talking about personally, my favorite place to see a Super Bowl would be Maui. I'm just saying no city has had as many good games as Miami. It's nature's way of saying it's sorry for the whole Crockett and Tubbs years.

JR: I thought that was what Dexter was for.

The Point After: Super Bowl XLIV edition 01/31/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 5:47pm]

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