The Lost Super Bowls

The Lost Super Bowls

Simply put, football's Super Bowl era would have begun five years earlier - in January, 1962. There'd be five more title games now cemented in the record books.

Author: Tom Danyluk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154885672X

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Page: 248

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The Lost Super Bowls is historical fiction - a scrapbook of fictional articles by imaginary sportswriters from make-believe newspapers, all dressed in archival photography and original color artwork. It's fantasy football wrapped in a history lesson, the buildup and recap of five AFL-NFL "World Championship" games - from 1961 to 1965 - that were never played. Only the names are real...legendary figures, like Lombardi and Stram, Alworth and Adderley, Ditka and Kemp. Venues like Green Bay's City Field, the Dallas Cotton Bowl and Pasadena's Rose Bowl. It's the winter of 1961. Joe Foss, commissioner of the wobbly American Football League, issues the first of his many telegrams and missives to the rival NFL, requesting that the two leagues create an annual "World Championship Football Game." Foss' gang is struggling and needs a boost. The NFL, however, led by Pete Rozelle, scoffs at the invitation, thus triggering a war between the leagues that would carry deep into the spring of 1966. A merger was finally announced that June. The first Super Bowl game - Kansas City versus Green Bay - wouldn't be played until January of '67. But what if, by some shocking stroke of prescience, the NFL had agreed to Foss' initial proposal? Simply put, football's Super Bowl era would have begun five years earlier - in January, 1962. There'd be five more title games now cemented in the record books. There'd be five more of those fine Sabol highlight reels in the archives of NFL Films. There'd be five more chapters of pro football history that author Tom Danyluk calls The Lost Super Bowls. "Everything you can imagine is real," says the artist, and The Lost Super Bowls presents football history in that very way, a time machine back to those early AFL-NFL battles that never were. It's George Blanda and the Houston Oilers trying to bomb their way past the '61 Packers, Vince Lombardi's first champion. It's Sid Gillman unleashing his lightning bolt strikes on the Monsters of the Midway. It's the mighty Jim Brown slamming horns with Sestak and Saimes and the rugged Bills' defense of 1964. It's the sports pages of The Lost Super Bowls. Sit back and read all about it!
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The Lost Super Bowls

The Lost Super Bowls

Simply put, football's Super Bowl era would have begun five years earlier - in January, 1962. There'd be five more title games now cemented in the record books.

Author: Tom Danyluk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1534699341

Category:

Page: 248

View: 311

The Lost Super Bowls is historical fiction - a scrapbook of fictional articles by imaginary sportswriters from make-believe newspapers, all dressed in archival photography and original color artwork. It's fantasy football wrapped in a history lesson, the buildup and recap of five "World Championship" games - from 1961 to 1965 - that were never played. Only the names are real...legendary figures, like Lombardi and Stram, Alworth and Adderley, Ditka and Kemp. Venues like Green Bay's City Field, the Dallas Cotton Bowl and Pasadena's Rose Bowl. It's the winter of 1961. Joe Foss, commissioner of the wobbly American Football League, issues the first of his many telegrams and missives to the rival NFL, requesting that the two leagues create an annual "World Championship Football Game." Foss' gang is struggling and needs a boost. The NFL, however, led by Pete Rozelle, scoffs at the invitation, thus triggering a war between the leagues that would carry deep into the spring of 1966. A merger was finally announced that June. The first Super Bowl game - Kansas City versus Green Bay - wouldn't be played until January of '67. But what if, by some shocking stroke of prescience, the NFL had agreed to Foss' initial proposal? Simply put, football's Super Bowl era would have begun five years earlier - in January, 1962. There'd be five more title games now cemented in the record books. There'd be five more of those fine Sabol highlight reels in the archives of NFL Films. There'd be five more chapters of pro football history that author Tom Danyluk calls The Lost Super Bowls. "Everything you can imagine is real," says the artist, and The Lost Super Bowls presents football history in that very way, a time machine back to those early AFL-NFL battles that never were. It's George Blanda and the Houston Oilers trying to bomb their way past the '61 Packers, Vince Lombardi's first champion. It's Sid Gillman unleashing his lightning bolt strikes on the Monsters of the Midway. It's the mighty Jim Brown slamming horns with Sestak and Saimes and the rugged Bills' defense of 1964. It's the sports pages of The Lost Super Bowls. Sit back and read all about it!
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Super Facts of the Super Bowl

Super Facts of the Super Bowl

Totals AFC 169 242 183 269 0 NFC 193 289 250 309 0 The NFC, which leads
the AFC, 22-20, in Super Bowl victories, ... The St. Louis Rams, who lost Super
Bowl XXXVI; and the New York Giants, who won Super Bowl XLII, were shut out
in ...

Author: John Massaro

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425980368

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 914

This is "a guide to both Super Bowl history and Super Bowl trivia. It provides both historical and trivial facts about the games themselves, the teams, the head coaches, and points and scoring in a format that is both easy and fun to read."--Page 4 of cover.
Categories: Education

The First 50 Super Bowls

The First 50 Super Bowls

While Denver was making its first Super Bowl appearance, Dallas would be
playing in its fourth. The Cowboys lost to the Steelers in Super Bowl X four years
after winning Super Bowl VI. Roger Staubach was in his first full year as a starter
 ...

Author: Ed Benkin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476630724

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 167

 The Super Bowl redefined American sports. Over the past half century, the NFL’s championship game has grown from humble beginnings to the biggest sporting event of the calendar year—an event that creates legendary stories, from Len Dawson’s conversation with the president to Jim O’Brien’s game-winning kick and Randy White’s post-game duet with Willie Nelson. Covering 50 Super Bowls, from 1966 through 2016, this book gives an insider’s view of each game, with recollections from the people who participated, many told for the first time.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Economics of the Super Bowl

The Economics of the Super Bowl

quarterback who won three Super Bowls when he was younger suddenly
became a quarterback who lost four Super Bowls across 12 seasons. Before
Brady and the Patriots defeated Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX, the Patriots hadn't
won a ...

Author: Yvan J. Kelly

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030463700

Category:

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Super Bowl s Most WantedTM

Super Bowl s Most WantedTM

62 The Super Bowl's Most Wanted 10. BUD GRAHT It is a terrible shame that Bud
Grant will be most remembered as a coach who lost four Super Bowls. From
1969 through 1976, his teams averaged eleven wins, but they could never get
over ...

Author:

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612340288

Category: Humor

Page:

View: 181

Pro football's championship game gets the Most Wanted* treatment in this book of fascinating trivia covering four decades of Super Bowl history that relive the action of the games and highlights the successes, failures, and experiences of the teams. 10 photos.
Categories: Humor

The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Time

The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Time

Shula would prove in later Super Bowls that perhaps he wasn't the greatest big-
game coach. His Dolphins lost Super Bowl VI by a score of 24–3 (with Shula's
team getting outscored 14–0 in the second half). His Dolphins also lost Super
Bowl ...

Author: Elliott Kalb

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602396784

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

View: 388

Separating the facts of each case from the myths that surround them, the thirty greatest conspiracies in sports are examined and reviewed, including Roger Clemens' testimony before Congress and NBA referee Tim Donaghy's role in fixing games. Original.
Categories: Social Science

Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton

Tarkenton says in What Losing Taught Me About Winning , a guide to success in
small and home - based businesses ... Until 1993 , when Jim Kelly , quarterback
for the Buffalo Bills , lost four Super Bowls , Tarkenton held the record as the ...

Author: David Hulm

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823936082

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 680

Outlines the life and victories of Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants football legend Fran Tarkenton, who became a successful businessman at the end of his football career.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Undefeated

Undefeated

He had lost games, of course. Hell, he'd even lost Super Bowls. His previous
coaching job with Baltimore ended with a historic—and singularly painful—defeat
to Joe Namath's Jets in Super Bowl III. It was the most crushing loss of Shula's ...

Author: Mike Freeman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062209535

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 723

“[Freeman is] an excellent storyteller.” —Sports Illustrated The 1972 Miami Dolphins, under the expert leadership of legendary coach Don Shula, remain to this day the only team in the National Football League ever to enjoy a perfect season with no defeats and no ties. Now, 40 years after sports history was made, acclaimed sports writer Mike Freeman celebrates the Dolphins’ singular achievement in Undefeated. A riveting story filled with heartbreaking injuries, miraculous finishes, and tested relationships—featuring a roster of gridiron greats, including Bob Griese, Earl Morrall, Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield, Mercury Morris, Nick Buoniconti and others—Undefeated follows a underdog team on its remarkable run: 14 regular season victories, 2 postseason wins, and a Super Bowl championship. It is a book no football fan will want to miss.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl

I n Super Bowl VI , the year before , the opposing head coach , Tom Landry of the
Dallas Cowboys , said he couldn't name any of the Miami Dolphins ' defensive
players and a nickname was born . So was a feeling " We lost the game , got ...

Author: Ray Didinger

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: PSU:000032529715

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 382

View: 941

The NFL's official tribute to the Silver Anniversary of the Super Bowl presents the story of each game, anecdotes, and insights
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl

In 1966, as the champions of the AFL and NFL prepared to play each other for the first time, Kansas City Chiefs–owner Lamar Hunt wrote the following to Commissioner Pete Rozelle: “I have kiddingly called [the championship game] the ...

Author: David Fischer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613218976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 273

In 1966, as the champions of the AFL and NFL prepared to play each other for the first time, Kansas City Chiefs–owner Lamar Hunt wrote the following to Commissioner Pete Rozelle: “I have kiddingly called [the championship game] the Super Bowl, which obviously can be improved upon.” How wrong Hunt was. After the AFL merged with the NFL, “Super Bowl” became the official title of the NFL championship game in the years to come. In celebration of the first fifty Super Bowls, David Fischer traces its evolution from a game that didn’t sell out in 1967 to a worldwide phenomenon with a viewership in the hundreds of millions. Packed with dozens of arresting full-color illustrations—highlighting game action, memorabilia, and players and coaches—The Super Bowl includes sections on the greatest games, individual performances, and game-changing plays. Fischer explores unique Super Bowl angles as well, including a ranking of “The Best Who Never Won” and “The Best Who Never Lost,” along with perspectives from players and fans. He covers the action, the heroes, the strategy, and the records from half a century of championship football. This celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of America’s premier sporting event is an essential addition to any football fan’s collection. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Super Bowl Marriage

Super Bowl Marriage

The following week they lost by 4 points in the conference championship game to
the eventual Super Bowl winners and the only undefeated team in NFL history.
They'd come a long way since that abysmal 1-13 in '69, but they weren't yet ...

Author: Terry Owens

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307551115

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 599

A Playbook for the Greatest Team Sport Ever Played This could be the team’s breakout year. A new coach. A new system. And a couple of impact players that could take the team deep into the playoffs–even the Super Bowl. The potential is there, but will the team come together? Will they bounce back if they lose a couple of early games? Are they tough enough to play through the injuries and still perform at the championship level? Every NFL team that’s serious about winning a title has to answer those questions. And so does every husband-and-wife team that’s serious about a Super Bowl Marriage. Super Bowl Marriage tells the stories of some of the NFL’s most dramatic games, toughest players, and creative coaches–then skillfully links their lessons to life’s greatest team sport--marriage. Test your knowledge of the Super Bowl-era and learn how Bill Walsh, John Elway, Brian Urlacher, and others can help your marriage team win the championship game. From the honeymoon training camp through the fourth quarter final drive of growing old together, you and your spouse need to keep your game day focus. Success in marriage will depend on your ability to give it all for the team, do what the coaches say, and play through the pain. You two can hoist the trophy as winners in a life-long, loving relationship. Finally, a marriage playbook for the intense and exhilarating team sport of being husband and wife! Marriage can be as thrilling, demanding, and complex as any high stakes football game. Its potential for unparalleled satisfaction and joy is matched only by its potential for incredible pain and disillusionment. On the gridiron of life, where the consequences for fumbling can be disastrous, marriage is risky. You can stand on the sidelines, hoping things work out with your spouse, or rise to the challenge and know the thrill of a Super Bowl Marriage.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Super Bowl Madness

Super Bowl Madness

In that first season , he lost 15 of 16 games . Four short years ... While the Bills
were winning division titles and losing Super Bowls , coach Johnson and Jerry
Jones , the Cowboys ' owner , wheeled and dealed and drafted wisely . They put
 ...

Author: Angelo G. Resciniti

Publisher:

ISBN: 0874068827

Category: Super Bowl

Page: 233

View: 223

Covers the history of the Super Bowl games, from the first Super Bowl in 1967 to Super Bowl XXXI in 1997. Includes a synopsis of each game, photos, statistics, and a Super Bowl quiz.
Categories: Super Bowl

Losing Isn t Everything

Losing Isn t Everything

Finally, I wanted to find out if, deep down, when he's alone with his thoughts,
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ever regrets calling for a pass on the play
that was intercepted by the New England Patriots' Malcolm Butler in Super Bowl
XLIX ...

Author: Curt Menefee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062440082

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 490

A refreshing and thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat—those on the flip side of an epic triumph—and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit. Every sports fan recalls with amazing accuracy a pivotal winning moment involving a favorite team or player—Henry Aaron hitting his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth; Christian Laettner’s famous buzzer beating shot in the NCAA tournament for Duke. Yet lost are the stories on the other side of these history-making moments, the athletes who experienced not transcendent glory but crushing disappointment: the cornerback who missed the tackle on the big touchdown; the relief pitcher who lost the series; the world-record holding Olympian who fell on the ice. In Losing Isn’t Everything, famed sportscaster Curt Menefee, joined by bestselling writer Michael Arkush, examines a range of signature "disappointments" from the wide world of sports, interviewing the subject at the heart of each loss and uncovering what it means—months, years, or decades later—to be associated with failure. While history is written by the victorious, Menefee argues that these moments when an athlete has fallen short are equally valuable to sports history, offering deep insights into the individuals who suffered them and about humanity itself. Telling the losing stories behind such famous moments as the Patriots’ Rodney Harrison guarding the Giants' David Tyree during the "Helmet Catch" in Super Bowl XLII, Mary Decker’s fall in the 1984 Olympic 1500m, and Craig Ehlo who gave up "The Shot" to Michael Jordan in the 1989 NBA playoffs, Menefee examines the legacy of the hardest loses, revealing the unique path that athletes have to walk after they lose on their sport’s biggest stage. Shedding new light some of the most accepted scapegoat stories in the sports cannon, he also revisits both the Baltimore Colts' loss to the Jets in Super Bowl III, as well as the Red Sox loss in the 1986 World Series, showing why, despite years of humiliation, it might not be all Bill Buckner's fault. Illustrated with sixteen pages of color photos, this considered and compassionate study offers invaluable lessons about pain, resilience, disappointment, remorse, and acceptance that can help us look at our lives and ourselves in a profound new way.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Super Bowls

Super Bowls

He asked her Q : Name the player who earned the Super Bowl MVP award what
it was . She called but played for the losing team . it a “ super ball . ” Hunt began
calling the A : Although the Baltimore Colts won Super Bowl IV , Dallas ...

Author: Hal Rogers

Publisher: Rourke Publishing (FL)

ISBN: 0865931534

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page:

View: 901

Discusses the Super Bowl and notable moments in its history.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Super Bowl Super Teams

Super Bowl Super Teams

The Packers followed their coach's example so well that they were the NFL's best
team of the 1960s, and they won the first two Super Bowls ever played. Before
Lombardi ... In his first year, Green Bay won 7 games and lost 5. In his second ...

Author: Scholastic, Inc. Staff

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545218573

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 446

Super-sized facts, players, and stats about the biggest game in the world.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

ESPN Did You Know

ESPN Did You Know

The three years that the Broncos started a season 6-0, they have gone on to play
in the Super Bowl. Denver lost to the Cowboys in Super Bowl Xll and the Giants
in Super Bowl XXl before beating the Packers in Super Bowl XXXll. -.+ ln five ...

Author: Shelly Youngblut

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 0786882905

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 925

For sports fans who always know (or think they know) the latest scores, statistics, and records, this book presents the ultimate collection of trivia, culled from ESPN's "Did You Know" segment of "SportsCenter".
Categories: Reference

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl

SUPER BOWL VII Super Bowl VIII Miami Dolphins 24 , Minnesota Vikings 7 ... I '
m 0 - 2 in Super Bowls , he told reporters . ' I intend to be 1 - 2 ... Super Bowl
began , the winners took home $ 15 , 000 each , the losing players $ 7500 . ' With
a ...

Author: Roland Lazenby

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 0831780002

Category: Football

Page: 192

View: 608

In words and pictures, all the great moments of the Super Bowls are brought back to vivid life . 240 photos, 60 in color.
Categories: Football

100 Things Cowboys Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Cowboys Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die

... played in two NFL Championship Games and five Super Bowls. In 1974, the
Cowboys finished 8–6, almost snapping the streak. But they rebounded strong.
They were 10–4 in 1975 and made it to Super Bowl X. The Cowboys lost, 21–17,
 ...

Author: Ed Housewright

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781600780806

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 618

With traditions, records, and Cowboys lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Dallas fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Cowboys covers the 1972 comeback against the San Francisco 49ers, the history of the team's rivalry with the Redskins, and the Ice and Blooper Bowls.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

America Bowl

America Bowl

44 Presidents vs. 44 Super Bowls in the ultimate matchup! Don Steinberg ... By
1994 the Bills had lost three consecutive Super Bowls and were heading into
their fourth in a row. That's right, Super Bowl XXVIII, a rematch against the Dallas
 ...

Author: Don Steinberg

Publisher: Flash Point

ISBN: 9781429967075

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 835

Presidents and Super Bowls. They're the biggest deals we have. Let the game begin--and may the best American institution win! From George Washington, father of the nation, versus Super Bowl I to Barack Obama against Super Bowl XVIV, the comeback win by the Saints over the Colts in 2010: Forty-four matchups, one at a time, one point per match. It's the most fun you can have finding out about America's Presidents and America's Game without having to read two separate books! Based on the blog featured on ESPN Radio, National Public Radio, the BBC World Service, the Economist.com, the New Yorker, and elsewhere.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction