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Super Bowl 36 without a doubt

January 14, 2022 06:22AM
I have never rewatched the whole game. Ever. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but the NFL had the underdog team playing in red, white and blue playing against the juggernaut Rams. 4 months after September 11. It is hard not to suspect that the fix was at least in to even the odds a bit. Such as instructing the refs that they "didn't want to see a bunch of flags on the field - let them play" which while supposedly neutral was definitely going to hurt the timing-based finesse passing attack of the Rams far more than the Patriots.

After the game, the one Patriot to get called for a blatant defensive holding call was pissed about it - "I didn't do anything different on that play than I did all game!"

Yeah. We know. Faulk was tackled without the ball on every play. Warner was brutalized. The (apparently unironic) cover of SI the next day showed Warner getting clubbed in the helmet - a play which was not called on the field and which led to an interception.

And thus was born the evil dynasty.

Not sure I will ever watch that one again.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  People rewatching the Niners game made me think. What is the most painful game to rewatch for you?

Ramgator83January 14, 2022 04:16AM

  Re: People rewatching the Niners game made me think. What is the most painful game to rewatch for you?

Ramstien26January 14, 2022 04:22AM

  Week 18 is definitely up there

Ram_Ruler20January 14, 2022 04:26AM

  Too many

NewMexicoRam20January 14, 2022 04:40AM

  Super Bowl 36 without a doubt

RantoulRam38January 14, 2022 06:22AM

  the INT

21Dog26January 14, 2022 06:30AM

  Agree 100% - nothing even close

RamBum23January 14, 2022 06:38AM

  SB36 and SB53

MamaRAMa24January 14, 2022 07:03AM

  Exactly the way I feel about it

Atlantic Ram18January 14, 2022 07:28AM

  Re: People rewatching the Niners game made me think. What is the most painful game to rewatch for you?

Great Bordeni21January 14, 2022 06:47AM

  Re: People rewatching the Niners game made me think. What is the most painful game to rewatch for you?

stlramz8January 14, 2022 09:15AM

  I won't watch any part of 36 or 53..

sstrams16January 14, 2022 07:18AM

  Re: People rewatching the Niners game made me think. What is the most painful game to rewatch for you?

Ramkind17January 14, 2022 07:42AM