Super Bowl Sunday typically provides moments that are hard to forget. We have seen the films of dozens of games from before we could walk, talk, or were even born because this game in general is integral to the fabric of American culture.
With that being said, some of the moments that we see in a Super Bowl are downright crazy and hard to imagine ever happening again. It is a game where the most bizarre moments are celebrated intensely because they often end up being the difference maker in winning the most important championship game played in all of sports.
Sometimes the moments are plays, sometimes they are incidents that occur during the game. One way or another, they are memorable and historic. Here are the Top 4 craziest moments in Super Bowl history.
4. The Lights are Out
The Ravens took on the 49ers in Super Bowl 47 and it was a game being coached by the Harbaugh brothers. It was a competitive game and really exciting into the second half but that’s when trouble struck. The Ravens had control of the game until a power outage stopped the game for 34 minutes. It allowed the Niners and quarterback Colin Kaepernick to shift momentum to their side and make it a close game. For those wanting to be in bed early, it didn’t happen in this one.
3. The Onside Kick
The New Orleans Saints were to kick the ball off against the Indianapolis Colts during the second-half of the 2009 Super Bowl. Giving the ball to Peyton Manning right off the bat is scary for a defense and the Saints were already trailing 10-6 in the game. Sean Payton decided to dial up an onside kick, a decision that would’ve probably resulted in a larger deficit had it backfired. Instead, it worked to perfection and the Saints took the kick and the game.
2. Just a bit short
This may be the most replayed play in Super Bowl history and it has to be tough for Tennessee Titans fans to watch. The Titans came back from a 16-0 deficit to tie it at 16 with just 12 seconds in the game. Kurt Warner miraculously completed an insane touchdown on a 73-yard pass to give them the lead. The Titans took over, needing to go 88 yards for a score and they came up a yard short. On the final play, Steve McNair found Kevin Dyson over the middle who got to the one-yard line on a dive and was stopped there. The game was over and the Titans came up a yard short.
1. Who caught that
Giants players said David Tyree couldn’t have caught a cold in practice during the week leading up to the Super Bowl but that didn’t stop the relatively no-name player from making the greatest catch in Super Bowl history. Eli Manning avoided an intense Patriots blitz so that Tyree could make the infamous “helmet catch” and continue the drive for New York. Manning later found Plaxico Burress in the endzone to upset the Pats and their potential undefeated season. It was a player we didn’t know making one of the greatest catches we have ever seen.
By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com