It is where dreams turn into bitter nightmares or everlasting enchantment. The Super Bowl has become football’s version of “American Idol,” where athletes get one shot at athletic immortality. Players are given four quarters to fulfill a destiny they have chased since their days in the park.
We all have played the role of hero or talented singer. The difference with the Super Bowl is there are no judges to persuade but rather an opponent to be slayed.
Every Super Bowl has told us a story. From Bart Starr and the tale of discipline-always-defeats- strategy to Doug Williams’ display of hard work and perseverance, every game has a tale. Living in that moment, there have been some tales that stand out more than others. There have been tales that leave you yearning for more or have left you disgusted in disappointment.
The characters or players we have so strongly believed in have lived up to our undying affection and delivered us the ultimate barbershop banter. That is the beauty of the Super Bowl—the finality of it all. No moment can be had back. Every second truly matters.
Here is a list of 11 of the more memorable Super Bowls. These all were extremely close. Some altered the history of the sport.