7 Awesome Facts of Super Bowl Champions
The Super Bowl may not represent the two overall best teams of the season, however, it does represent the two teams that played the best. The nature of upsets and playoffs allow anything to happen, which is why we love it.
The margin between winning and losing is so very close that there Hinge moments from every season, that decide the champion.
The reactions and responses from champions vary greatly as well, and they aren’t always what you think.
For example, which Super Bowl Champions quarterback thought to himself during the celebration, “Is that it?”
Which head coach, immediately after winning the Super Bowl, was in the locker room, but now felt like an outsider?
Interesting facts and themes also emerge from the championship seasons.
For instance, for twelve separate seasons, the back-up quarterback became the starting QB for a significant amount of playing time. For three straight seasons, 1999-2001, the back-up QB actually became the Super Bowl-winning QB.
Many teams had themes (e.g., Pound the Rock- 2002 Ravens), a rallying cry (e.g., Whatever it Takes- 1975 Steelers), or a symbolic gesture (e.g., Fun Bunch- 1982 Redskins, Mile High Salute- 1997 Broncos) that emerged throughout the season.
Several Super Bowl Champions also had special identities for units on their teams (e.g., The Expendables- 1973 Dolphins, The Zero Club- 1977 Cowboys, The Hogs- 1982 Redskins).
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