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Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Top 10 Performances in Super Bowl History

NFL Network counted down the ten best Super Bowl performances this week.  Here was its list - I went ahead and did a full top 25; it follows and it's better.



1. Doug Williams 22 (Redskins d. Broncos)
2. Marcus Allen 18 (Raiders d. Redskins)
3. Steve Young 29 (Niners d. Chargers)
4. Adam Vinatieri 36, 38 (Patriots)
5. Lynn Swann 10 (Steelers v. Cowboys)
6. John Riggins 17 (Redskins v. Dolphins)
7. Timmy Smith 22 (Redskins v. Broncos)
8. Phil Simms 21 (Giants v. Broncos)
9. Joe Namath 3 (Jets v. Colts)
10. Jerry Rice 23 (Niners v. Bengals)

My List:

1. Joe Montana 24
2. Steve Young 29
3. Phil Simms 21
4. Jerry Rice 23
5. Jerry Rice 24
6. Jerry Rice 29
7. Timmy Smith 22
8. Joe Montana 19
9. Marcus Allen 18
10. Reggie White 31
11. Jim Plunkett 15
12. Terrell Davis 32
13. Troy Aikman 27
14. Ricky Sanders 22
15. Joe Montana 23
16. Jack Lambert 14
17. Terry Bradshaw 13
18. Doug Williams 22
19. Richard Dent 20
20. Larry Csonka 8
21. Max McGee 1
22. Art Shell 11
23. Rod Martin 15
24. Justin Tuck 42
25. Roger Craig 19

4 comments:

Blog said...

Any thoughts on the best single play in Super Bowl history?

I'd have to go with Mike Jones' final tackle at the end of Super Bowl XXXIV.

Jim said...

In no order - Jones, Taylor, Harrison, Allen, Tyree would be my top 5, I think.

Blog said...

For a few minutes, I was worried that the new #1 would be Belichick letting Bradshaw fall ass-backwards into the end zone.

Jim said...

Gutsy call. Made sense to do.