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Old 02-09-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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It wasn't the best nor worst Super Bowl I've ever seen. But I wouldn't call it boring for a football fan. The game was not horribly played, it had it's moments, had it's surprises (anyone else recall a opening half on-side kick?) and the game was in doubt late in the game.

I thought it wasn't bad.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Gotta love it! The Saints played and won their first Super Bowl. This team waited 42 years. I thought they were going to be slaughtered when the Colts got a 10 point lead early on. Everyone around me was laughing. But the 2nd half was crazy, and holy moly, the Saints blew them out. Prior to this, the only 'big' thing the Saints were known for was Tom Dempsey's record 63 yard field goal in 1970. That record still stands!
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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Gotta love it! The Saints played and won their first Super Bowl. This team waited 42 years. I thought they were going to be slaughtered when the Colts got a 10 point lead early on. Everyone around me was laughing. But the 2nd half was crazy, and holy moly, the Saints blew them out. Prior to this, the only 'big' thing the Saints were known for was Tom Dempsey's record 63 yard field goal in 1970. That record still stands!
Fatty MacButter is right. I'll have to look it up, but at least in NFL's several decades, that was probably the longest streak for an NFL club to go through that long a time and not win a championship. I know the last time the Cleveland Browns last championship came in 1964, the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960.

Every time I see that 63 yard kick on various NFL clips I remember the Lions Alex Karras taking his helmet off and throwing it down the field.

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Old 02-10-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Fatty MacButter is right. I'll have to look it up, but at least in NFL's several decades, that was probably the longest streak for an NFL club to go through that long a time and not win a championship. I know the last time the Cleveland Browns last championship came in 1964, the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960.
The Detroit Lions last won a championship in 1957 (53 years and counting).

The Arizona Cardianls last won a championship in 1947, back as the Chicago Cardinals.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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Very true, what I should have done is re-phrase the question a tad, as winning a championship-period. In the case of the Detroit Lions, their last championship was in 1957. They then won it in 1952 (17-7 over Cleveland), and in 1935 (26 to 7 over New York). You are right regarding the Chicago/St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals, the only time they ever competed for the NFL championship was when they faced Philadelphia in 1947 and 1948, winning the championship in 1947.

Then there is two clubs in the old AFL, the San Diego Chargers and the Houston Oilers. The Chargers won the title in 1963, the Oilers in 1960 and 1961. Long dry spells as well!
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Cobb County, Georgia
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Gotta love it! The Saints played and won their first Super Bowl. This team waited 42 years. I thought they were going to be slaughtered when the Colts got a 10 point lead early on. Everyone around me was laughing. But the 2nd half was crazy, and holy moly, the Saints blew them out. Prior to this, the only 'big' thing the Saints were known for was Tom Dempsey's record 63 yard field goal in 1970. That record still stands!
I though that record is tied? I would have sworn someone else had a field goal that long, Elam or Anderson maybe? Either way I'm not a Saints fan at all but it's hard not to like Drew Brees.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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It was tied. Former Denver Bronco Jason Elam tied that record when the Broncos went up against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 8 of the 1998 season.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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There has been a few college kickers that have exceeded the 63yds although I believe most of them used kicking tees. Russel Erxleben (sp?) from Texas kicked two longer than 63 yds in one game and on the same day someone else kicked one longer than his longest on that day.

Janikowski (sp?) from Oakland once attempted a 76 yarder and missed. Saw one report that he hit the upright and another said he was short. Also saw where someone recently tried a free kick from 80 yards and missed.

Of course Dempsey used a shoe that would not accommodate any other kicker which resulted in an unfair advantage for him.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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I loved it. Cuz i am glad a typical playoff team hasn't won it. Steelers missed playoffs. Pats knocked out 1st round and Colts blow the Super Bowl. i loved it
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: woodstock
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I think it was a pretty exciting Super Bowl if you were pulling for the Saints. Even the half time show had some interesting stagework. I usually hate the half time show, I think the Who, even though they are pretty old, are a lot better than Janet Jackson, or some flash in the pan type star. Everybody knew there songs, and it was fun to watch them spin around in their wheelchairs.
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