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Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff February 5, 2010 08:49 AM
Tony's Top 5
Super Bowls of the last 20 years
Rams 23, Titans 16 (2000). A matchup of St. Louis and Tennessee lacked big-market appeal, but it didn’t lack drama. Titans wideout Kevin Dyson was tackled at the 1 to end the game.
Steelers 27, Cardinals 23 (2009). Needing a field goal to tie last year, Ben Roethlisberger hit Santonio Holmes for a touchdown on one of the final plays of the game. What a throw. What a catch.
Giants 17, Patriots 14 (2008). Nobody in New England needs to re-live this one, but it will go down as one of the most meaningful upsets in the history of the NFL – until further notice.
Giants 20, Bills 19 (1991). The game that elevated Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick to legendary status. As anyone will tell you, the second title makes all the difference.
Patriots 20, Rams 17 (2002). Are you kidding? In retrospect, it may go down as the single greatest victory in the history of Boston sports. Send along your nominations for others.
Tony's Top 5
Favorite blog entries
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Behind Garnett and James, Celtics and Heat are digging in June 4, 2012. Improbably, the Celtics pushed the Heat to the limit.
Thrill is back for Patriots Jan. 30, 2012. Another Super Bowl has even Bill Belichick musing.
You’ve got to believe June 15, 2011. On the morning of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, we all had reason to believe.
Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".
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