LIMBAUGH: NO WAY Super Bowl LI Was The Greatest Game Ever

RUSH: I want to go back to the Super Bowl for a second because there’s a story here that the ratings are down. “The Super Bowl on Fox attracted an average of 111.3 million TV viewers, according to Nielsen. This makes it the fifth most watched Super Bowl in histoire,” number five. “Historic Super Bowl Didn’t Have Historic Ratings,” and there are stories out there today that say there aren’t any indications that it’s gonna get better, TV ratings for the NFL. Now, I have a question. How many people — and maybe you even thought so yourself.

How many people did you hear, official sports experts and official media experts, say, “That was the greatest football game I have ever seen! That was the greatest Super Bowl I have ever seen!” How many of you have heard people say that? How many of you have thought it yourself? Wendy, did you watch the game? Did you…? (interruption) You did? (interruption) You did? (interruption) Wendy does not usually watch the Super Bowl. Are you…? (interruption) Did you think it was a good game, great game? (interruption) Okay.

See, I don’t, and I know I’m way off over here on the fringe on this. There was another playoff game — I think it was a playoff game — that featured an even greater comeback than this. The old Houston Oilers in Buffalo against the Buffalo Bills. (interruption) See, they’re frowning at me. They didn’t even know anything about it. This was the greatest comeback in NFL history. The Houston Oilers went out to like a 35-7 lead in the first half, and ended up losing the game in the second half. The Bills came back with their backup quarterback, Frank Reichhhh.

Now, that’s a bigger comeback than this was. I think it was a postseason game. But even if it wasn’t, why isn’t that an even greater game than this? You might be say, “Well, how did Buffalo come back?” Because Houston laid down in the second half! I mean, for crying out loud… You know part of a comeback… I was telling people at halftime in the Patriots game with the Falcons, “Not only do the Patriots have to start on an unstoppable run on offense, they’ve gotta stop Atlanta. They can’t allow Atlanta to score any more points.

“If for every touchdown the Patriots score, the Falcons just get a field goal or touchdown, it negates it, so they’ve gotta stop them,” and they did. But I think there was a greater game than this. I know many are gonna say, W”ell, yeah, but you’re a Steelers fan.” Well, the Steelers-Cardinals Super Bowl that played over in Tampa that featured a 100-yard interception return by James Harrison — a last-minute touchdown toss from Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes — and the game was exciting to the very end because the Cardinals were on the verge of coming back.

It was a competitive game. That second half was not even competitive, and I don’t know how in the world you call that the greatest game ever when the Falcons essentially weren’t there and couldn’t do anything right. They couldn’t stop New England. Well, that’s because of the profess… I’m not taking anything away from the Patriots. I don’t mean to be doing it at all, but the other team may as well have not been there. It was a totally different team second half from first half. I don’t doubt it’s a great game to watch.

If you’re an Atlanta Falcons fan, there’s no way that’s the greatest game in NFL history. No way. So, yeah, I’m arguing with the characterization of this game by sports media. I’m not saying it was a bad game. I’m not upset at who won and who lost. I didn’t have a dog in this hunt. It didn’t matter, other than my prediction, which of course I nailed. But greatest game ever? I don’t know how you can say that when one of the two teams for the entire second half basically didn’t play and did stupid stuff. How do you take a sack? How do you not throw the ball away? You’re out of the pocket! Just, you know, throw it to the press box. Find Lady Gaga; throw it to her. Get rid of it! Ryan took a sack.


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