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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.
squad ó led at quarterback by current Broncos vice president of football
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,
still own the dubious record for most Super Bowl losses, now at five.
Cold comfort, we
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
Ė FM Duck
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