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So, Just How Bad Was This Super Bowl Rout, Historically Speaking?

By Kenley Young, FOX Sports Ė Feb 2, 2014, annotated by FM Duck

Note:  Super Bowl XLVIII  (48 in stupid Roman Numerals that nobody in the real world ever uses) (i.e., (-X+(L+V+I+I+I)), where L=50, X=10, minus 10 since itís on the left side of bigger value L, ask the Romans, donít ask me, V=5, I=1; Throw Roman Numerals out with the slide rule, OK?)

New York, NY -- Yes, the Denver Broncos looked bad out there on Sunday.  Really bad.  And yes, it was a rout of fairly epic proportions, the kind of lopsided affair we haven't seen in more than a decade.

But no, the 35-point shellacking was not exactly historic.

It wasn't even the biggest Super Bowl loss in Broncos history. The worst rout in Super Bowl history? That distinction goes to Super Bowl XXIV when the San Francisco 49ers beat the snot out of, well, the Denver Broncos in the Superdome in New Orleans.

That Denver squad ó led at quarterback by current Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway ó fell to Joe Montana's team by a staggering 45 points, in a final score of 55 to 10.

But don't worry, Denver, because you still own the dubious record for most Super Bowl losses, now at five.

Cold comfort, we know.

Hey, itís only a game.  Moving right along to Chess on Grass:  The World Cup of Soccer, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro this coming June.  Should be interesting. Ė FM Duck


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