Super Bowl excitement rankings by our Mike Rutsey

St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner holds his finger up for photographers after the Rams...

St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner holds his finger up for photographers after the Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans 26-23 to win Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta. (Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:07 PM ET

There have been 47 past Super Bowls and I actually can remember a few. Following is a purely subjective list of the Super Bowls from best to worst.

1. Super Bowl III — New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7

Broadway Joe Namath was the star attraction and this was the first game to be billed as the ‘Super Bowl’. Thanks to the brash and cocky young Namath, it lived up to its billing. The AFL had been crushed in the first two games and the Jets were big underdogs. Namath, though, had guaranteed a victory and followed it up. The rivalry between the two leagues was on and the Super Bowl was born.

2. Super Bowl I — Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10

OK, this game wasn’t close but it was the first one so that makes it a very big deal. The Pack led 14-10 at the half and then blew it open in the final 30 minutes. Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr was 16-for-23 for 250 yards and two touchdowns to earn MVP honours. Held at the Los Angeles Coliseum, it is the only Super Bowl in history that wasn’t a sellout.

3. Super Bowl XXXIV — St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16

Just a fabulous game with a terrific finish. Who can forget the final play of the game when the Titans’ slant pass to Kevin Dyson came up one yard short courtesy of a great tackle by Mike Jones. The Rams, the Greatest Show on Turf, could have put the game away early as they were inside the red zone on their first six possession but scored just 16 points. After the Titans tied it 16-16 with 2:12 left, the Rams’ Kurt Warner fired a TD strike to Isaac Bruce, which set up the Titans’ final drive that ended at the one.


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