Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. USF baseball heads to Gainesville for regional play

    Sports

    TAMPA — Had USF's players and coaches been less confident in their NCAA Tournament resume, Monday's selection show might have induced fidgeting, perhaps even frustration.

    South Florida coach Mark Kingston looks on during 2017 American Athletic Conference game Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Clearwater during the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls won 7-6.
  2. Rays call up Jose De Leon to add depth to bullpen tonight

    Blogs

    The Rays decided that after playing 15 innings Sunday they could use some depth and length in their bullpen after all and are calling up RHP Jose De Leon from Triple-A.

    RHP Erasmo Ramirez is still slated to start tonight, even after throwing 12 pitches to get the final three outs - and the save - in Sunday's …

    The Rays have recalled Jose De Leon from Triple-A Durham.
  3. Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge, released

    Public Safety

    Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida, and spent nearly four hours in a county jail before he was released.

    Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.
  4. After state, academics will trump athletics for King ace Brian Lee

    Baseballpreps

    TAMPA — Brian Lee can still see himself on the pitcher's mound at Venice High School. Four years ago he was a freshman left-handed reliever just trying to keep King's state championship dreams alive.

    Pitcher Brian Lee participates in a practice at King High in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, May 26, 2017.
  5. Five cool things to do when it's hot outside

    Outdoors

    Summer is not officially here, but it may as well be. School is out, vacations are coming, and it's time to enjoy the outdoors. Don't buy the argument that summer in Florida is too hot to get outside. There is plenty to do, and we'll prove it. Here are five cool things to do outdoors during another hot summer.

    Rainbow Springs State Park is a registered natural landmark. Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon is one several state parks with natural swimming holes in Florida. (Octavio Jones | Times)