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
Back to the Super Bowl XXXVII
Super Bowl XXXVII
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
Raiders refuse to give the Bucs their due
Secondary shines on grandest stage
McCardell leads receivers' big day
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
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