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Played in front of a raucous crowd at the Louisiana Superdome, this Super Bowl is forever remembered as the game that started America’s love affair with watching the Eagles lose.

The 49ers’ win marked the first Super Bowl victory for kicker Ray Wersching, who made four field goals on the way to spearheading San Francisco’s dynasty.

Did You Know? An average of only 3.4 players step up for their team in every Super Bowl.

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Chicago fans celebrated the 1985 Bears’ Super Bowl–winning squad with a packed victory parade downtown, where team floats were ceremoniously showered with shards of Italian beef cascading down from nearby office buildings.

This was the first Super Bowl to feature the Gatorade shower, which replaced the longstanding tradition of dumping a bucket of hydrochloric acid on the victorious head coach.

After the franchise’s second Super Bowl win, team owner Jack Kent Cooke led the Redskins on an emotional victory parade along the Cherokee forced relocation route.

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Following their victory, Pittsburgh’s players were upset to find out that winning so many championships had severely devalued the worth of a Steelers Super Bowl ring in western Pennsylvania pawn shops.

The 49ers’ win marked the first Super Bowl victory for kicker Ray Wersching, who made four field goals on the way to spearheading San Francisco’s dynasty.

Did You Know? Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has never hosted a Super Bowl.

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The work stoppage that had shortened the 1982 regular season to nine games flared up once again, culminating with the Redskins beating the Dolphins 3-0 in a six-minute-long, strike-shortened Super Bowl.

This completely lopsided blowout saw the 49ers play the entire fourth quarter wearing their “Super Bowl XIX Champions” T-shirts.

After the franchise’s second Super Bowl win, team owner Jack Kent Cooke led the Redskins on an emotional victory parade along the Cherokee forced relocation route.

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After a dominant performance that won him a record third Super Bowl MVP, 49ers quarterback Joe Montana was given his own bowl game spinoff, The Joe Montana Bowl Show.

In a game played during the height of the Gulf War, the crowd at Tampa Stadium was swept up in patriotic fervor when Whitney Houston hung and burned an effigy of Saddam Hussein while singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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The Bills lost to the Redskins this time.

The Bills lost to the Cowboys this time.

Did You Know? Michael Jackson is the only musician to ever score a perfect Halftime Performer Rating of 143.5.

For the fourth consecutive year, Bills fans angrily muttered to themselves through clenched teeth while shoveling snow out of their driveways the Monday after the Super Bowl.

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Although the Chargers ultimately came up short against the 49ers, Super Bowl XXIX provided some of the best footage for Junior Seau’s memorial tribute.

Shades of Super Bowl XXVIII, with a sprinkle of XXIV, and just a touch of XVII.

The culmination of the 1996 season took place in an era when watching the Patriots lose in the Super Bowl did not bathe one’s soul in golden warmth and bliss.

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The Packers’ Brett Favre became the first starting quarterback to play the entire Super Bowl in an old pair of jeans and a T-shirt.

Did You Know? Winning a Super Bowl ring grants players access to the NFL’s official MVP Lounge at all major international airports.

The game’s second half was delayed while the Broncos were stuck in the locker room listening to a rambling, 45-minute halftime speech from Shannon Sharpe.

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Look, Ray Lewis definitely killed those two guys. The evidence is all there, whether you want to acknowledge it or not. Two human beings are dead—their lives robbed and their families left grieving every single day—because of this man. Their blood will forever stain his hands. Ravens won 34-7

Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden solidified his spot in the ESPN NFL broadcast booth with a 48-21 rout of the Raiders.

Did You Know? Jerry Rice is the only NFL player to have played for two different teams in the same Super Bowl.

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The Patriots were really good at cheating by this point.

The Colts defeated the Bears 29-17 in a game that team owner Jim Irsay was later told he really seemed to enjoy.

The American middle class soaked in one last Super Bowl.

Did You Know? The Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns are the only teams that will never appear in a Super Bowl.

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