Twenty Years Ago Today, the Dallas Cowboys Destroyed the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII

If the pains of the past three seasons are still too much, don’t continue reading. Just skip ahead to watching Michael Jackson’s Halftime Spectacuganza. I’m watching it with fresh eyes – I was eight when it first aired – and it’s glorious. Multiple Michaels, a lightshow during daylight, James Earl Jones, everything.

As for the game, a few reminders:

- 52-17
– Troy Aikman was 22 of 30, for 273 yards and four touchdowns
– Emmitt Smith ran for 108 yards and a touchdown
– Michael Irvin caught six passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns

Dry your eyes, mates.


  • Avid Reader

    That guy was one hell of a performer.

  • Enoch11

    … and OJ Simpson did the pre-game coin toss. This was during the original run of season 4 of The Simpsons, when it was just settling into its groove of social significance as one our nation’s great arenas for social satire. The previous week’s episode addressed the notion of raising a child, erm, sans male parentage (“Selma’s Choice”). That season also included such classics as “Mr. Plow,” “Marge vs. the Monorail,” “Homer’s Triple Bypass,” “Lisa’s First Word” and the ever-charming “[Snake] Whacking Day.” ‘Twas a golden era.. (;_;)

  • zobzerto

    I hope that last line was a reference to The Streets.

    • BradfordPearson

      Caught me.

  • zobzerto

    Nice work, sir.