With the Super Bowl on Sunday, we’re asking our team a few roundtable types of questions pertaining to the big game.
On Thursday it was; What is your favorite Super Bowl food?
On Friday we asked the fellas; Where is your favorite place to watch the Super Bowl?
And today we asked them to give us their first Super Bowl memory.
Mine was the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Los Angeles Rams in 1980. I was nine at the time, and back them I was a Steelers fans. I know, I know... I had yet to really discover the local Chicago Bears and the great Walter Payton, but at that time I was all about Mean Joe Greene and the Steel Curtain Defense.
After posing this question to the guys I was quickly reminded just how much older I am than some of my teammates. Thankfully I’m not the only football fan that can trace his fandom back to the 1970s.
Here’s what some of our other guys had to say.
Robert Zeglinski: Unfortunately my first Super Bowl memory is Rex Grossman’s comically tiny hands fumbling the ball over and over in the rain. To this day, I’m surprised there isn’t an entire episode of Football Follies dedicated to his Sideshow Mel impressions. It certainly warranted the output.
But since I repress that Game We Don’t Name otherwise, my first Super Bowl memory is watching perhaps the best and most complete team ever fall just short of perfection to Eli Manning of all people. The irony and comedy of such a development has never been lost on me, only to be topped by Nick Foles overcoming largely the same team a decade later. My God, football is such a stupid and beautiful game.
Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter: John Elway beating the Green Bay Packers for his first Super Bowl ring. My grandpa tried really, really hard to brainwash me as a child.
Sam Householder: I remember a couple of the Cowboys’ Super Bowls but the first one I really remember watching until the end was Super Bowl XXXIV, Titans-Rams when Kevin Dyson got tackled at the one yard line.
Ken Mitchell: The first one I really remember paying attention to (since “no Bears” was a deal breaker for me even as a kid) was Super Bowl VII when the Dolphins beat Washington to cap the NFL’s only perfect season. I liked Larry Csonka because he wore that funky “U” facemask thing. Hey, I was 10, cut me some slack.
Jack Salo: The Bears teams of the mid-2000s got me into the NFL. Before that, I was all Cubs and Bulls. I’m sure I watched a few Super Bowls before February 4, 2007, but watching Devin Hester run that baby all the way back is my first, and greatest, Super Bowl memory.
Now it’s your turn, what is your first Super Bowl memory?