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2/1/2009:: The Super Bowl in and of itself is an exciting event, one that captures the attention of sports fans around the world and keeps us glued to our TV screens. Big plays in the game are just the icing on the cake. But every now and then, we are fortunate enough to witness a Super Bowl moment that we know will be remembered for generations to come. Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers delivered one such moment when Steelers linebacker James Harrison intercepted Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner at the end of the first half and ran 100 yards for the touchdown, a Super Bowl record. Listen as Al Michaels calls the play.
2/1/2009: If you thought James Harrison's interception return was the ultimate highlight from Super Bowl XLIII, then you clearly didn't watch the final minutes of the game. After the Cardinals took the lead with less than three minutes left to play, the Steelers drove down the field, looking for the game-winning score. With just 35 seconds left, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connected with wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who managed to grab the six-yard pass out of the air while keeping both feet in bounds. Listen to Steelers broadcaster Bill Hillgrove call the play that would secure the Steelers' sixth Super Bowl title.
3. David Tyree's Helmet Catch
2/3/2008:Super Bowl XLII may go down as the greatest Super Bowl upset in NFL history. The New York Giants snuck into the postseason as a wild card team while the offensive juggernaut that was the New England Patriots had taken the league by storm during the 2007 season, going undefeated and entering the Super Bowl with a perfect 18-0 record. For the Giants to pull off the upset, they needed to play nearly flawless football and make big plays when it mattered most. Perhaps no play in Super Bowl history is as big or as memorable as the infamous helmet catch by Giants wide receiver David Tyree, a play that would extend New York's drive and culminate with the game-winning touchdown. Here is Giants radio broadcaster Bob Papa with the call.
2/1/2015:The New England Patriots dynasty has spanned the better part of a decade and has included six AFC Championships and four Super Bowl titles. But Super Bowl glory hasn't come easy for the Pats. All four of their Super Bowl victories have been decided by four points or less, and three of those victories came down to the final seconds. The most memorable, and dramatic, came at the end of Super Bowl XLIX when the Seattle Seahawks were knocking on the door, mere yards away from scoring the game-winning touchdown and being crowned Super Bowl champions for the second-straight year. But as we've come to see, the Super Bowl is where memories are made and legends are born. In Super Bowl XLIX, it was the play of undrafted Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler that saved the day for New England and cemented his legacy as a Super Bowl hero. Al Michaels made the call.
1. One Yard Short:
1/30/2000:They say football is a game of inches, and never before has that been more true then at the end of Super Bowl XXXIV between the St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans. After Rams quarterback Kurt Warner connected with wide receiver Isaac Bruce for a 73-yard touchdown that gave St. Louis a seven-point lead with under two minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Titans made their final drive looking to tie things up. On the final play of the game, Titans quarterback Steve McNair connected with receiver Kevin Dyson, who looked primed to score the game-tying touchdown. But, as fate would have it, Dyson was tackled by Rams linebacker Mike Jones at the one-yard line as time expired, securing the Rams' first Super Bowl victory and giving us the top play in Super Bowl history. Titans radio announcer Mike Keith made the dramatic call.