The “Big Game” is Just Not The Same!
Getting ready for the “Big Game” this Sunday got me thinking about Super Bowl teams of the past. The first that comes to mind is the 2005 Seahawks who made their one and only Super Bowl appearance. I’m still not over our loss to the Steelers, and if I were to see a Ref from that game on the street I would give them a piece of my mind.
Enough talk about the Seahawks, let focus on one great team of the past. I really miss the pomp and circumstance that surrounds the big game. I just don’t feel the same hype surrounding the Super Bowl like years past. I can remember as a kid watching many super bowls, and remembering the team and players that everyone on the planet knew. That would be the Dallas Cowboys led by Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith. Let’s recap the 1993 Playoff season for Aikman and the Cowboys.
In 1993, Dallas finished 12–4, the best record in the NFC. In the playoffs, Aikman again guided Dallas to home playoff victory, this time over a young, upstart Green Bay Packers squad led by QB Brett Favre, who was in his first full season as a starting QB. Aikman then shredded the 49ers secondary in the NFC Championship 38-21, before leaving the game with a concussion after 49ers DT Dana Stubblefield's knee hit Aikman's head. In Super Bowl XXVIII, Aikman was kept out of the endzone, but a combination of key turnovers by the Bills offense and the running of Emmitt Smith helped lead to a 30-13 victory for the Cowboys.
It didn’t matter if Aikmen was shut down, because Emmitt Smith would be there to pick up needed touchdowns to win. Heading into Sundays game as the Giants take on the New England Patroits a lot of the focus is on Tom Brady and Eli Manning, but it’s not the same feel from the days of old. The Super Bowl is on CBS with a game time of 3:30 PT.