Monday Morning Hangover: Super Bowl 50 All About History and the Future

January 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

My first impression of Super Bowl 50 is that it reminds me of Super Bowl V.
You probably don't remember Super Bowl V, or even remember many tall tales or old history lessons about Super Bowl V. It's a trivia question, mostly: first Super Bowl with a defensive MVP (Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley), the only Super Bowl with an MVP from the losing team and a strong contender for Least Watchable Super Bowl Ever, which is saying something considering the number of 55-10 and 52-17 final scores there have been.
That's not to say Super Bowl 50 will be unwatchable, or a low-scoring, 16-13 slog between the Broncos and Panthers. But like Super Bowl 50, Super Bowl V defied the prevailing storylines.
Johnny Unitas was 37 years old when he led the Colts to victory in Super Bowl V after the 1970 season. He was a relic, a 1950s quarterback still hobbling around in the 1970s, refusing to yield the stage just yet to the next generation of teams and quarterbacks. Unitas had already played ...

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