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Miami has now hosted an NFL-record 10 Super Bowls

Posted on 29 December 2010

Miami has now hosted an NFL-record 10 Super Bowls.  And when NFL historians remember those 10 Big Games in South Florida, they instantly recall two of them before the other eight.Super Bowl III: Jets over Colts in 1969.Super Bow XXIII: 49ers over Bengals in 1989.Those games are remembered for good reason. The biggest Super Bowl upset ever is an incredible storyline.So too is the league?s best quarterback leading the league?s best team down the field for a championship-winning touchdown in the final minute of the game.It?s true.  Those Super Bowls deserve their rightful place in history.  But this column isn?t about those Super Bowls. It?s about a common storyline that connects each of the last four Super Bowls played in Dolphins Stadium (now known as Sun Life Stadium, but this whole name-changing ordeal is gettingridiculous). Miami is where some of the best and longest-suffering quarterbacks in NFL history have had to go to win football?s greatest prize.  It?s been that way for exactly 15 years.         In Super Bowl XXIX (1995), Steve Young finally escaped the darkness of Joe Montana?s shadow. In Super Bowl XXXIII (1999), John Elway rode off into the sunset as a two-time defending Super Bowl winner. In Super Bowl XLI (2007), Peyton Manning became a world champion, and at long last, totally silenced his critics (OK, for one year at least). And speaking of Peyton Manning, well, for most of Super Bowl XLIV, it looked like lightning would strike twice for him in the Florida Gardens.But suddenly, the football gods intervened.?We?ve already helped Peyton get a ring,? the gods reasoned.  ?It?s Drew?s time now.?And suddenly, magic happened.The Colts? Hank Baskett could have recovered a game-changing onside kick.Instead, it bounced off his hands and went right to the Saints? Chris Reis.A little over an hour later, Peyton Manning had a brain cramp at the worst possible time.His best receiver Reggie Wayne ran a poor route.And the Saints Tracy Porter took the pigskin 74 yards for a Super Bowl-sealing touchdown.Those are the kinds of plays that dreams are made of.Drew Brees, who set a Super Bowl record with 32 pass completions, is now the most recent in a long line of great quarterbacks to reach the pinnacle of his sport in Miami.And just like the other three, Brees did it after so many years of coming up painfully short.But that?s not all.  Brees also was named Super Bowl MVP, just as other three quarterbacks were.Can you believe it?        So, is it a coincidence that this storyline always seems to play out in South Florida?  Maybe.  But it?s happened too often to be a coincidence.  And, using history as an indicator, it certainly seems like the football gods wouldn?t have it any other way.Congratulations, Drew Brees, the whole Saints team, and all of Louisiana.  There?s no quarterback, team, or state that deserves this championship more.But know this: only in Miami can a Hollywood ending like this actually happen.Dan Marino might not believe there?s magic inside Dolphins Stadium.But Steve Young, John Elway, Peyton Manning, and Drew Brees know that Miami is a city where dreams come true.. Joe was born in Beaufort, SC in 1944 and won the Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medal in 1964 He is best known for his trilogy with Muhammad Ali He became the first man to beat Ali in 1972. Once again, Anquan Boldin could win games by himself in Cleveland Stay tuned.. They stood at 9-2 going into the colossal tilt with the 9-2 Indianapolis Colts.This was more than a game between two rivals. This pattern continues for the next few seconds until Davis gets a hold of his opponent and pushes him to the cage.The pair almost knocks one of the UFC cameramen off his stool.Stann frees himself from Davis? grasp and opens up some distance between the two.

The Badger guards are nearly a mirror image in the stats department as Hughes, Jason Bohannon, and Jordan Taylor average 35.9 points and 8.4 assists per night.The key, again, for Michigan State to win this game will be to slow down Hughes and control the boards. For me, it was a no brainer to stick with her.?Now that she is a freshman at Tech, Abby has been able to make an immediate impact on the women?s basketball team. Lake Erie and Colorado wear similar uniforms and the Monsters even wear an Avalanche patch on their jerseys, so I’m kind of rooting for them already.Cons – The franchise was the Quebec Nordiques from 1979 until they became the Avs in 1995. The Cardinals are reigning champions and likely favorites, but with the unproven Matt Leinart taking over, the 49ers and if they get lucky, the Seahawks with new coach Pete Carroll, could take the division. Arizona CardinalsPositions of Strength: WR, DE, S, CBPostions of Weakness: QB, TE, OLBBiggest Free Agents: WR Steve Breaston (RFA), DE Bertrand Berry (UFA), ILB Karlos Dansby (UFA) Summary: I don’t see any reason all three big FAs don’t come back.

The whole key to this thing is to have a plan in the first place.Knowing the direction you are trying to go makes it easier to get to your destination. Both were also popular enough to give this match higher status at a Wrestlemania.. Bo will have them on the bandwagon after this game.I’m not saying it will be a blowout. If not, is Ryan Madson the answer? Considering he blew six of 16 save chances last year, perhaps not.Bold Prediction: Lidge saves 35 games with an ERA under 3.00.Projected Finish: First NL EastFlorida could provide some competition, and Javier Vazquez’s Atlanta departure doesn’t exclude the Braves from contention, but Philadelphia is the class of the East and will make the playoffs with ease. The Women come in tonights 6 pm contest with the Pioneers with a record of 12-5 while Alfred State comes in with a record of 10-8.

The Austrians will be strong as usualm as well as 35-year old world champion Didier Cuche of Switzerland.. Here’s a big example of what tradition means at Michigan State:A new logo design for the Spartan helmet was leaked to the Internet in late January, and student protests canceled the logo change.The uniform is expected to be altered slightly though and revealed this spring.So with those changes uncertain, the Spartan jersey sporting “Michigan State” on the front might not survive the alterations.But the Spartan logo is very iconic, along with the unique green color, something very few teams in the country have.Uniqueness and tradition are very much what makes the Michigan State jersey special. UConn Huskies Rutgers Scarlet Knights4:00PM ET, February 20, 2010Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, N.J. The University of Connecticut (16-11, 6-8 Big East) extended its winning streak against Rutgers (14-13, 4-10 Big East) to nine straight after smashing the Scarlet Knights last night at the sold out Louis Brown Athletic Center, 76-58.Rutgers was able to keep it close the entire first half, thanks in large part to its defensive presence. We always brushed off the incessant cursing on the golf course because after all, anyone who?s ever played golf can attest to suffering through an acute case of gutter mouth every so often. Therefore, time has seriously eroded the concept of a “traditional” game by virtue of the fact that the current game in its split-format state IS what many know as the “traditional” game…3. We know he has exceptional straight-line speed and hand-eye coordination. He?s not arrogant, he?s not in for the money or the attention, the commercials, or TV shows He worked for it Doing studio shows for years and working his way up Learning how every facet of the game currently works Practicing and refining his craft He wasn?t handed spotlight like Buck.

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