Super Bowl Preview — Weird and Wild Stuff From Super Bowls Past

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Past Super Bowl Games have Had Some Wild Moments

By Charles Jay

When compiling a Super Bowl preview, we could go on and on forever. But suffice it to say that you can’t go through the history of the Big Game without recounting some of the very weird and wild stuff that has happened.

Of course, if you are leaning toward the Cincinnati Bengals in this one, you may find it weird that the money seems to be moving with the Rams, who have moved up a half-point or so in the latest odds posted by our friends at BetOnline:  

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Cincinnati Bengals (13-7 SU & ATS) at Los Angeles Rams (15-5 SU, 10-10 ATS)
Live at SoFi Stadium
Inglewood, CA
Sunday, February 13 — 6:30 PM ET

Super Bowl Odds at BetOnline

Los Angeles Rams -4.5
Cincinnati Bengals +4.5

Over 49 Points -110
Under 49 Points -110

We bet that some of the younger fans may not be totally aware of some of these weird and wild things that have taken place on the biggest stage of them all:

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It wasn’t a spectacle, nor did it have an outcome on the game, but to me the most bizarre episodes often happen when some outside element comes in to have an effect one way or another on a game. One time, for example, a fan literally ran in from the back of the end zone to bat down a pass in the waning moments of a 1960 AFL game between the Patriots and Dallas Texans. In the first Super Bowl, we didn’t have anything that dramatic, but after Green Bay’s Don Chandler kicked off to start the second half of the game, he later found out he had to it over – not because someone was offsides, or the referees weren’t in place, or because the clock didn’t start. In that particular game, both CBS and NBC had television rights, and while CBS was back from a commercial and showed the kick, NBC didn’t catch it because they were still doing an interview with Bob Hope. Pat Summerall, who was functioning as a sideline reporter for CBS, was asked if he would kindly inform Vince Lombardi that he had to kick again. Summerall, who was a receiver with the Giants in the ’50’s when Lombardi was the offensive coach, knew that was going to be a bad idea, so he refused.

Even these days, when TV is even more of a part of the overall activity, you don’t see that happening. A network literally erased a play. That IS weird and wild!


While it did not involve a specific play on the field, what happened as a result of Super Bowl XIII between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers was indeed bizarre because it impacted on something that is discussed every day on this website, which is betting on football. The game opened up with Pittsburgh as a 2.5-point favorite (and 3.5 points in some places), but the game moved to 4.5 points before the game kicked off. As the score landed on four points (35-31), many bookmakers had lost a significant enough amount on both sides – with some taking the high number with the Cowboys, laying the low number with the Steelers, and still others “middling” the game – that everyone on the sportsbook side of things seemingly wound up hurt. It is a game that will never be forgotten in Las Vegas, to be sure.


After Super Bowl VI, when the Dallas Cowboys finally “won the Big One” by tearing the Miami Dolphins apart to the tune of 24-3, Tom Brookshier of CBS must have thought it would be quite a scoop to interview running back Duane Thomas, who rambled for 95 yards in that game but hadn’t said a word all season to his teammates or coaches. When Brookshier brought Thomas before the cameras and asked him, in so many words, whether he is as fast as he looked in the game,

Thomas replied “Evidently,” and reluctantly at that, ending the very awkward encounter. Hoping he’d have more luck with a question that was even more inane, Brookshier asked, “You must like the game of football. Do you?,” to which Thomas responded, “Yeah, I do. That’s why I’m a football player,” and that brought an end to the very awkward encounter.

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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