Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson: Memories of 1993 Super Bowl (non) "Thriller"

Those of us who attended the 1993 Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., didn’t exactly see a “Thriller” when the Dallas Cowboys whipped the Buffalo Bills, 52-17.

But we did get to see Michael Jackson perform live at halftime; which was quite a thrill for all of his fans watching worldwide.

Besides Jackson, there were quite a few memories (good and bad) from that Super Bowl:

The game was originally set for Tempe, Ariz., but the NFL switched plans because Arizona was among 23 states not celebrating the Martin Luther King holiday back then.

Troy Aikman, now a minority owner of the San Diego Padres, was named the game’s MVP after passing for 273 yards and four touchdowns.

Leon Lett of the Cowboys became infamous when he ran backwards toward the endzone and was tackled from way behind by a hustling Don Beebe of Buffalo.

Buffalo set a Super Bowl record with nine turnovers on the way to the third of its four straight Super Bowl losses.

Then there were more memories:

Garth Brooks sang the National Anthem.

O.J. Simpson performed the pregame coin toss (this was before he killed his wife.)

It was the last Super Bowl in the Los Angeles area, since the Rams and Raiders left LA after the next year.

All in all, there were a lot of thrilling memories for a Super Bowl that was such a dud!

1 comment:

sam said...

Nice memories of that Super Bowl. I'll never forget Leon Lett showboating and not getting a touchdown. That probably stands out more then how bad the Cowboys beat Buffalo.