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View Poll Results: What is the earliest or first Super Bowl you remember watching?
SB 01 (1966): Green Bay Packers 35 - Kansas City Chiefs 10 [Los Angeles] 11 28.95%
SB 02 (1967): Green Bay Packers 33 - Oakland Raiders 14 [Miami] 0 0%
SB 03 (1968): New York Jets 16 - Baltimore Colts 7 [Miami] 1 2.63%
SB 04 (1969): Kansas City Chiefs 23 - Minnesota Vikings 7 [New Orleans] 3 7.89%
SB 05 (1970): Baltimore Colts 16 - Dallas Cowboys 13 [Miami] 0 0%
SB 06 (1971): Dallas Cowboys 24 - Miami Dolphins 3 [New Orleans] (echo7tango's first, at 10 years old) 3 7.89%
SB 07 (1972): Miami Dolphins 14 - Washington Redskins 7 [Los Angeles] (the Dolphins are perfect) 0 0%
SB 08 (1973): Miami Dolphins 24 - Minnesota Vikings 7 [Houston] 0 0%
SB 09 (1974): Pittsburgh Steelers 16 - Minnesota Vikings 6 [New Orleans] 2 5.26%
SB 10 (1975): Pittsburgh Steelers 21 - Minnesota Vikings 17 [Miami] 0 0%
SB 11 (1976): Oakland Raiders 32 - Minnesota Vikings 14 [Pasadena] 1 2.63%
SB 12 (1977): Dallas Cowboys 27 - Denver Broncos 10 [New Orleans] 0 0%
SB 13 (1978): Pittsburgh Steelers 35 - Dallas Cowboys 31 [Miami] 0 0%
SB 14 (1979): Pittsburgh Steelers 31 - Los Angeles Rams 19 [Pasadena] 1 2.63%
SB 15 (1980): Oakland Raiders 27 - Philadelphia Eagles 10 [New Orleans] 5 13.16%
SB 16 (1981): San Francisco 49ers 26 - Cincinnati Bengals 21 [Pontiac] 1 2.63%
SB 17 (1982): Washington Redskins 27 - Miami Dolphins 17 [Pasadena] 1 2.63%
SB 18 (1983): Los Angeles Raiders 38 - Washington Redskins 9 [Tampa] 0 0%
SB 19 (1984): San Francisco 49ers 38 - Miami Dolphins 16 [Stanford] 0 0%
SB 20 (1985): Chicago Bears 46 - New England Patriots 10 [New Orleans] (Da Bears are awesome in '85) 0 0%
SB 21 (1986): New York Giants 39 - Denver Broncos 20 [Pasadena] 0 0%
SB 22 (1987): Washington Redskins 42 - Denver Broncos 10 [San Diego] 0 0%
SB 23 (1988): San Francisco 49ers 20 - Cincinnati Bengals 16 [Miami] 0 0%
SB 24 (1989): San Francisco 49ers 55 - Denver Broncos 10 [New Orleans] (worst blowout ever) 0 0%
SB 25 (1990): New York Giants 20 - Buffalo Bills 19 [Tampa] (wide right!!) 2 5.26%
SB 26 (1991): Washington Redskins 37 - Buffalo Bills 24 [Minneapolis] 3 7.89%
SB 27 (1992): Dallas Cowboys 52 - Buffalo Bills 17 [Pasadena] 1 2.63%
SB 28 (1993): Dallas Cowboys 30 - Buffalo Bills 13 [Atlanta] 0 0%
SB 29 (1994): San Francisco 49ers 49 - San Diego Chargers 26 [Miami] (the 49ers become the first 5-0 team) 0 0%
SB 30 (1995): Dallas Cowboys 27 - Pittsburgh Steelers 17 [Tempe] 0 0%
SB 31 (1996): Green Bay Packers 35 - New England Patriots 21 [New Orleans] 0 0%
SB 32 (1997): Denver Broncos 31 - Green Bay Packers 24 [San Diego] (this one's for John!) 0 0%
SB 33 (1998): Denver Broncos 34 - Atlanta Falcons 19 [Miami] 0 0%
SB 34 (1999): St. Louis Rams 23 - Tennessee Titans 16 [Atlanta] 1 2.63%
SB 35 (2000): Baltimore Ravens 34 - New York Giants 7 [Tampa] 0 0%
SB 36 (2001): New England Patriots 20 - St. Louis Rams 17 [New Orleans] 0 0%
SB 37 (2002): Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 - Oakland Raiders 21 [San Diego] 0 0%
SB 38 (2003): New England Patriots 32 - Carolina Panthers 29 [Houston] 0 0%
SB 39 (2004): New England Patriots 24 - Philadelphia Eagles 21 [Jacksonville] 0 0%
SB 40 (2005): Pittsburgh Steelers 21 - Seattle Seahawks 10 [Detroit] 0 0%
SB 41 (2006): Indianapolis Colts 29 - Chicago Bears 17 [Miami] 1 2.63%
SB 42 (2007): New York Giants 17 - New England Patriots 14 [Glendale] 0 0%
SB 43 (2008): Pittsburgh Steelers 27 - Arizona Cardinals 23 [Tampa] 1 2.63%
SB 44 (2009): New Orleans Saints 31 - Indianapolis Colts 17 [Miami] 0 0%
SB 45 (2010): Green Bay Packers 31 - Pittsburgh Steelers 25 [Arlington] 0 0%
SB 46 (2011): New York Giants 21 - New England Patriots 17 [Indianapolis] (the '72 Dolphins toast David Tyree's catch) 0 0%
SB 47 (2012): Baltimore Ravens 34 - San Francisco 49ers 31 [New Orleans] 0 0%
SB 48 (2013): Seattle Seahawks 43 - Denver Broncos 8 [East Rutherford] 0 0%
SB 49 (2014): New England Patriots 28 - Seattle Seahawks 24 [Glendale] 0 0%
SB 50 (2015): Denver Broncos 24 - Carolina Panthers 10 [Santa Clara] (Peyton retires) 0 0%
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:04 PM
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by murksiderock View Post
I was 10 when I saw the Titans lose to the Greatest Show On Turf in '99...

My mom is from Memphis and the Oilers had just relocated to Tennessee and changed their names two years prior, playing that first year in Memphis. I became a Titans fan by default of my mother, whose mother liked the Cowboys, but my mom hates em!

Those contending Titans teams from about 99-04, my very first team and my earliest fond memories of football. To this day, I'll tell you the Titans are my secondary team, my AFC team, I'll always have a very soft spot for the Titans! I became a Redskins fan through the years of growing up in Richmond and Northern Virginia, always was a Champ Bailey fan, so my conversion to Redskins was pretty much complete by '04 (10th grade)...

That Super Bowl 34, though. Outstanding game, McNair's poise on that final drive was the stuff of legend. He probably would have been better if he wasn't hurt so often. One yard short...I remember crying my eyes out at 10 freaking years old and my mom having to console me! Lol...
Good story Murk.. My brother-in-law (from Nashville) is a big REDSKINS fan and Titans fan now.. of course my sister is a Cowboys fan.. we had a GREAT THANKSGIVING THIS YEAR!!!!
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:17 PM
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Great idea for a thread, great stories! I am the only serious football fan in my family now. My nephews are more into college football, Iowa boys and my niece was a Bears then married a Lions fan, so by marriage only I would say.

My BIL is a true blue diehard Cubs fan, he turns 80 this week and I am thrilled he got to see those Cubs win a World Series. He and my sister took the bus many times from Iowa to see a game, and would always go to St. Louis to see a Cards and Cubs, too. He is what I would call a true fan, never wavered, never gave up. He will watch the Packers and if he was going to follow a team, they would be it.

Keep the stories coming, gives me something to read now that Packers ran into the buzz saw known as the Falcons!
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:54 PM
Location: Greensboro, NC
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The very first one I remember watching was the Redskins/Dolphins. I didn't get to watch all of the game, because my parents were big into going to church at night, and so we missed most of the game. I got home to watch the last bit of the fourth quarter.

The next year's Super Bowl is one I've tried to forget. I have never had the desire to re-watch that Super Bowl.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:20 PM
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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The Redskins failed to score an offensive touchdown in Super Bowl VII (7); their only points came as the result of a blocked Miami FG attempt that Washington returned for a touchdown.

Interestingly, the Dolphins finished 17-0 that season, and would have won the game 17-0 had they made that FG and not had it blocked.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:34 PM
Location: SF Giants Nation 2010◆2012◆2014
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Originally Posted by CHIP72 View Post
The Redskins failed to score an offensive touchdown in Super Bowl VII (7); their only points came as the result of a blocked Miami FG attempt that Washington returned for a touchdown.

Interestingly, the Dolphins finished 17-0 that season, and would have won the game 17-0 had they made that FG and not had it blocked.
Without looking it up I think the guy who returned it for a touchdown was named Mike Bass. Garo Yepremian almost became a goat that day, but the Dolphins were able to hold on.

For my first, Super Bowl VI, I watched from my hometown in Upstate NY. Our family was (were?) snowbirds and we often road-tripped it down to Florida. My dad was a college prof so he had school vacations too, which was nice. So yeah we all pulled for the Dolphins. I thought it was neat that the Dolphin fans waved white handkerchiefs as their early-days rally towel. I remember it was a big deal when the Dolphins were the first to cross the 50-yard line. Back then the announcers made that a big deal, and said it boded (bade?) well for them. But it wasn't to be. The Cowboys were just so strong and dominating. They had that great team, that great defense, Staubach and Lance Alworth and Iron Mike Ditka and Walt Garrison and Bob Hayes on offense. I still remember those names. Funny, but Alworth was so graceful that his nickname was Bambi. Imagine a player today being called Bambi? Sheesh! I remember in church the priest asking a show of fans for who wanted the Cowboys, and who wanted the Dolphins, and I had my hand proudly raised high for Miami.

So yeah, we liked the Dolphins back then. But I became a Rams fan (long story), and then when I moved to San Francisco in 1979 I finally jumped on the 49er bandwagon not in 1981 and Super Bowl XVI, but in 1984 and Super Bowl XIX. We lived 1.5 miles from Candlestick and I've been on the Niner bandwagon ever since, broken wheels and all. (sigh)

Good memories. Go football! Super Bowl Monday should be an American holiday. Who'll second that motion?
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:36 PM
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As someone who saw Denver be perceived by pretty much the rest of the American Football League as "the next best thing to a "bye week", I still wanted Kansas City to be able to show the rival league that the AFL's best could compete with the NFL's best regarding the first super bowl. And for the first half they did.

Kansas City's rivalry with Denver would be best described as the "Hammer and Nail." And the Broncos were the nail. In the 10 year history of the AFL, Kansas City won 19 games, Denver won 1 game.

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Old 01-24-2017, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by David A Stone
I have watched all of them on TV.
I would LOVE watching the first one!!! (In its original analog format if possible)

I think #15 in 1980 is the earliest one I remember.........
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:53 PM
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
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the NFL started being featured way back in the 80s, my first Sb was #18 and i've been a Redskin fan since the days of JT, the diesel and the hogs......we used to have to sit up until 4am to see the finish. now I live in Fla and am just so-so, the NFL has lost a big appeal to me. Always wanted to do a SB but cost is silly, so this year went to the college SB in Tampa, such a great time , thats the game I would go see now.................as for L1 don't care who wins ....as long as its Atlanta :-)
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:58 AM
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I remember seeing the last few minutes of SB III, but only that, because my grandmother, who lived with us, hogged the TV and wouldn't let us watch the game.

She unfortunately got sick and moved to my aunt's house before SB IV and while I watched the game with my sister, I don't recall details of that, except for my sister being a Chiefs fan.

The first Super Bowl I remember the details of was Super Bowl V where Jim O'Brien of the Colts kicked the winning field goal to beat the Cowboys with seconds left. As I was a big Johnny Unitas fan, I was happy about that.

I was stationed at Fort Carson, CO, when the Broncos went for the first time in SB XII, so that was fun for the Colorado Springs area, although they lost to the Cowboys.

Watched SB XIII (Steelers- Cowboys second meeting) the following year at about 6am on Armed Forces television on a tiny black and white tv in S. Korea (while on an overnight pass, meaning I was having a "good time")

The only ones I completely missed were the first 2 (too young to know they existed) and I was out in the field freezing my hiney off in an Armored Personnel Carrier in Germany for SB XIX (Niners - Dolphins)
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:54 AM
Location: The City
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Was the Raiders and Eagles in 1980 - was pretty young but was a pretty big deal growing up in an Eagles household

I was in Jax in 2004 for the Eagles vs the Pats, so was the first and only I attended
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