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The first player to say “I’m going to Disney World” after winning the Super Bowl wasn’t the only one paid to do so that day
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Nick Foles went, but he wasn’t even born the first time someone said the Magic words.Image: Getty ImagesWhen you wish upon a star, sometimes it makes a difference who you are. Before Super Bowl XXI, Disney agreed to pay two opposing quarterbacks $75,000 dollars each to say they would go to Walt Disney World if they won the Big Game. Phil Simms and John Elway got the same check, but the New York Giant wound up going to Mickey Mouse’s kingdom.“Phil Simms, you’ve just won the Super Bowl” a 1987 Disney ad read, “what’re you doing next?” You bet your ass he went to Disney World. Shit, for $75K you’d go anywhere too.Simms was the first NFL player to start the tradition. Later that year, more championship athletes committed to go to the theme park. After leading the Los Angeles Lakers to an NBA championship, Magic Jonson said he was “going to Disneyland.” And in the fall of ‘87, Frank Viola told cameras he was “going to Disney World” after winning a World Series with the Minnesota Twins.The magical tradition has held up in the NFL pretty much since then.G/O Media may get a commissionFOX’s Terry Bradshaw asked the famous question to Patrick Mahomes as soon as he won last year’s Super Bowl MVP. “[This is] something I wanted to say my whole life,” Mahomes said as orange and red confetti rained down on stage, “I’m going to Disney World!”The last time Tom Brady won a Super Bowl MVP, his teammate, James White, wound up taking the trip to Florida. But Brady did travel with Super Bowl LIII MVP, Julian Edelman, in 2019. .
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Deadspin’s Super Bowl trivia extravaganza will test your NFL fan cred & get you pumped for gametime
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Image: Getty ImagesAtlanta FalconsAtlanta led 28-3 midway through the third quarter during Super Bowl LI. Then, well, you know what happened. The Patriots wound up winning the game 34-28 and completing one of the most surprising comebacks in Super Bowl history. 18 years before the humiliating loss, a Falcons star embarrassed himself the night before his team played The Big Game. Atlanta’s Pro Bowl safety, Eugene Robinson, was arrested for solicitation of prostitution less than 24 hours before Super Bowl XXXIII. The Falcons lost that one too, 34-19.Carolina PanthersCarolina’s first chance to win a title came in a 2004 classic against a young Tom Brady and the Patriots. With just over a minute left in the fourth quarter, Panthers receiver Ricky Proehl caught a 12-yard touchdown from Jake Delhomme to tie the game up. But right before time expired the GOAT — no, not that one — Adam Vinatieri kicked a 41-yard field goal to seal the game.And in 2016, a year before the Falcons choked in epic fashion, the Panthers had another opportunity to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history. Except… they ran into Peyton Manning and a historically great Broncos defense. Cam Newton, who won MVP that season, was shut down and Denver ended up winning 24-10.Arizona CardinalsThe Cardinals won a championship in 1947, 20 years before Super Bowl I kicked off, as the Chicago Cardinals. The only Super Bowl the St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals appeared in was XLIII (2009), against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With just over two minutes left in the game, Larry Fitzgerald scored a 64-yard touchdown to give Arizona a three-point lead. But the Steelers marched down the field and Santonio Holmes tiptoed in for a game winning catch. Tennessee TitansWhen the Houston Oilers became the Tennessee Oilers in 1997 then changed their name to the Tennessee Titans in 1999, playoff success followed suit.The Titans played in their one and only Super Bowl on January 30, 2000 and came up juuuuuuust a wee-bit short. In the final play of the game, Titans QB Steve McNair threw a quick slant to Kevin Dyson who was tackled a yard short of the end zone. The game saving tackle gave Kurt Warner’s Rams a 23-16 win.Buffalo BillsThere are two teams in the NFL who have been to four Super Bowls without winning one. The Bills are one of ‘em.In the early 90’s Jim Kelly’s squad lost four straight Super Bowls. Los Angeles ChargersThe San Diego Chargers won an AFL title in the 1963 season and played a few more championship games in the early to mid ‘60s. But the team didn’t compete for a Super Bowl until January 29, 1995. That day, Jerry Rice and Steve Young overwhelmed the Chargers. Young threw for 6 touchdowns — 3 of them to Rice — on his way to winning the Big Game 49-26.Minnesota VikingsRemember when I said there are two teams in the NFL who have been to four Super Bowls without winning one? The Bills are one of ’em, the Vikings are the other.Minnesota lost its first Super Bowl in 1970 against the Chiefs. As the decade went on, the Vikings had a somewhat of a Super Bowl appearance streak, losing in ’74, ’75, and ’77 to Shula’s Dolphins, Noll’s Steelers, and Madden’s Raiders respectively.Cincinnati BengalsThe Bengals went to two Super Bowls in the 80s. In ’82 Cincinnati fell to Joe Montana and the 49ers. In ‘89 the Bengals and their MVP QB, Boomer Esiason, went up against Montana and the 49ers again, and lost again, 20-16 in a last-minute thriller that saw Montana drive his team the length of the field for a game-winning TD. And of course, we’ve already covered the Lions, Browns, Jags and Texans. .
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You know about the ’90s Bills, but what other team is a perfect loser in four Super Bowls?
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Jim Kelly and the Bills are not alone.Image: APThe Minnesota Vikings are the super failures you never hear about (thanks a lot, Buffalo). Like the Bills, the Vikings also lost four Super Bowls — but over the course of eight years, not four.The Vikings were the first team in the NFL to make it to four Super Bowls. Wow, impressive! But just wait for it… Minnesota was also the first team in league history to lose four Super Bowls. Oh. In the 70’s, the Purple People Eaters were gobbled up in four title games.Minnesota lost its first Super Bowl in 1970 to the Chiefs. As the decade went on, the Vikings had somewhat of a Super Bowl appearance streak, losing in ’74, ’75, and ’77 to Shula’s Dolphins, Noll’s Steelers, and Madden’s Raiders respectively. That’s quite the coaching list.The Bills and the Vikings, though, are not the biggest losers in Super Bowl history. The Broncos and Patriots have lost five Big Games each.Here’s another fun fact before kickoff. If Tom Brady, the winningest QB in Super Bowl history, loses Sunday night, he could tie the Bills and Vikings with four Super Bowl losses. G/O Media may get a commissionBrady is currently tied with John Elway (Denver) and Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota) as quarterbacks with three Super Bowl losses. Will the GOAT catch Jim Kelly (Buffalo) with four L’s? .
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How very white of Brett Favre to blast Deshaun Watson for following his own playbook
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Pretend we’re a mirror, you ol’ gunslinger, you.Image: APWednesday night, as the Olympic Channel was showing last weekend’s women’s super-G from Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, the commercial breaks were the standard fare for a niche sports channel, targeting the key demographic of middle-aged men.There was the hair-replacement ad that weirdly says “this isn’t 1970,” while showing a bald man disco dancing, which wasn’t a thing in 1970, but much later in that decade.There was the Nugenix commercial with Frank Thomas and Doug Flutie, in which The Big Hurt gives his Hall of Fame endorsement to the power of testosterone boosting and weirdly and unsubtly tells a guy at a driving range that if he uses it, he’ll be better at sex with his lady, and the dude returns a blushing smile. Maybe someone can ask Courtside Karen’s stunningly jacked husband about that.And then there was Brett Favre, appearing with Jerry Rice in yet another ad for CopperFit, because if you’ve got a product that can be sold in the “as seen on TV” section at Walgreen’s, the Ol’ Gunslinger is your man.Favre made $137.8 million playing football, but that hasn’t stopped him from going out of his way to seek out every last possible dollar in his post-playing career. That’s fine. We live in a capitalist society, and he’s entitled to go get his money, no matter how stupid it makes him look.G/O Media may get a commissionHe even took $1.1 million from a Mississippi nonprofit to record radio public service announcements, dollars that Favre returned after it was revealed that the money had been siphoned from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Even though Favre returned the money, he never did explain why he was getting such an exorbitant sum for a gig that shouldn’t, under any logic, have paid anywhere near that.There are lots of interesting questions to ask Favre at this moment in time: about getting clarity on that Mississippi money, about his late-to-the-party support of Donald Trump, about how he’s managed to remain so heavily in the public eye when “cancel culture” is supposedly a thing and Favre was one of the earliest men to achieve infamy by sending dick pics.Instead, Favre this week spoke to Tucker Carlson about the health benefits of cheese, and sat down with Yahoo Sports to rip Deshaun Watson for asking for a trade from the Texans.“I’m kind of old school,” Favre said. “I think you play. You get paid a ton of money to do a certain job and just do it and let the chips fall where they may. I think we make too much money to voice an opinion, but I’m not saying he’s wrong. Again, I think it’s a different day and time, and it will be interesting to see how the organization handles it.”There’s something amiss about Favre’s analysis when, just before that inflammatory quote, he was talking about John Elway and Eli Manning refusing to play for the Colts and Chargers, the teams that drafted them. That undercuts the notion of “a different day and time,” as does the tale of the Packers quarterback in the 2000s who retired, unretired, demanded to be traded out of Green Bay, got his wish, played a year for the Jets, retired again, asked out of his contract with New York, unretired again, and then went to Minnesota to finish his career.What sets Watson apart from Elway, Manning, and Favre himself? Why can certain quarterbacks make a lot of money and voice an opinion, while Favre thinks that Watson needs to shut up and dribble, as it were? Wait, that’s a line from a different Fox News blowhard than the one Favre was yukking it up with about cheese this week.It’s also interesting that just a few months ago, Favre went on about how he supported Trump because of “what makes this country great, freedom of speech,” and “hard working tax paying citizens.”Watson has freedom of speech. Watson is a hard-working, tax-paying citizen. Why does Favre have a problem with him using his voice in a way Favre himself once did? The Hall of Famer’s stance here is really qwhite interesting. .
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