What more could you want?
Super Bowl XXXVIII had it all, making it the best ever
HOUSTON -- Greatest Super Bowl of all time.
The Jets' upset in Super Bowl III wasn't a great 60-minute game, it was simply an event that marked a sea change in pro football. The 49ers' 92-yard drive to beat Sam Wyche's Bengals in XXIII was fun, but the game wasn't a classic. Tennessee-St. Louis four years ago was my personal favorite (head-knocking defense, some great long plays, the Kevin Dyson stretch) until XXXVIII.
Now this was a wonderful championship battle, full of everything that makes the game dramatic, draining, enervating, maddening, fantastic, exciting -- and makes you so ridiculously upset that there is no more football, real football, for seven months.