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Super Bowl XXXVII

Letters to the Editors

Revenge against Steeler is sweet


© St. Petersburg Times
published January 27, 2003

Dear Lee Flowers,

The correct term, sir, is Super Bowl champions, and don't you ever forget it.
-- Alan Schramek, St. Petersburg

The television production of the Super Bowl helped ruin fan interest in the game. The drama was ignored (Jerry Rice could be at his end, long-time veterans on the Raiders wanting to get their ring, Joe Jurevicius' new baby, etc.) in reports leading up to the game.

And during the game, the production crew missed cues, missed bringing the drama back to the game and missed keeping people tuned in. How many times in the past have Super Bowl flyovers been missed? How come the ABC crew botched coverage of such a normal happening?

The Super Bowl became one big commercial this year with the game as the sideshow and the players an afterthought. Of course, this has been the norm for years in the NFL, but we have gotten past that problem with good games mixed in with bad over the last few seasons.

Whoever produced this mess shouldn't be allowed back into the broadcast booth.
-- John Fontana, Palm Harbor

The Bucs won definitively, not providing much offense and not really needing it. But the sideline prancing around with time still left in the game is really bush. (They did it against the Eagles but not as bad). Sapp, the egomaniac, was caught in the middle of his sideline antics turning around surprised as Dexter Jackson ran by him for the final score. Gee, Warren, there was still a game going on. Kids and families on the field with about two minutes left. How disrespectful.
-- Bill Ackerman, Homosassa


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Super Bowl XXXVII
  • Treasure THIS
  • Gary Shelton: The best: Say it, savor it
  • John Romano: Gimme Five!
  • Howard Troxler: Hope springs eternal, but a win sooner is better
  • The journeyman from FSU leads the way to victory
  • Shining moment not just about stars
  • Defensive ends help set game's momentum
  • Game balls
  • Raiders refuse to give the Bucs their due
  • Secondary shines on grandest stage
  • McCardell leads receivers' big day
  • Raiders quotebook
  • Bucs quotebook
  • Pittman churns out 124 yards
  • Oakland sends center home for going MIA
  • Reaction in San Diego: At long, long last, it's nirvana for some ordinary fans

  • Hometown reaction
  • Welcome the team home tonight
  • Meanwhile, a quiet world still turns
  • Frenzied fans take over Dale Mabry
  • For jubilant fans in Tampa Bay, 'This is our time. Right here.'

  • Fans in San Diego: Good ol' boys wander in front of TV cameras
  • First quarter: A little early deja vu for the Bucs
  • Second quarter: A Bucs blowout is on the horizon
  • Third quarter: Bucs team effort pads the lead
  • Fourth quarter: The defense comes through
  • TV ads: Ads didn't live up to former glory
  • TV sound bites: Dream duo solid calling big game
  • Entertainment: Superstars belt out favorites, or lip synch them
  • Jacksonville planning committee finds model worth emulating
  • Letters:Revenge against Steeler is sweet
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