Sunday, February 03, 2013

The Skinny on the Isles and Super Bowl Sunday

This is the 7th time in
Isles history that they have played on Super Bowl Sunday.   The Isles are 1-2-3 in SB Sunday games.

Looking for an omen—23 Super Bowl
Sundays ago (1990) was the last time the Isles played at home on Super Bowl
Sunday.  They faced today's opponent—the Devils.  And oh yes, the 49ers won the Super Bowl… in
New Orleans.

The complete list:


VII January 14, 1973 Miami Dolphins14–7 Washington Redskins Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum    (Isles lost 2-1 to St. Louis at the
Coliseum)

IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16–6  Minnesota Vikings Tulane
Stadium (Isles lost 4-3 in Toronto)

XVII January 30, 1983 Washington
Redskins 27–17 Miami Dolphins Rose Bowl (In a Stanley Cup Final preview, Isles won 4-2 in Edmonton)

XXIV January 28, 1990 San Francisco
49ers 55–10 Denver Broncos Louisiana Superdome  (Isles and Devils tied 4-4 at the Coliseum)


XXV January 27, 1991 New York Giants
20–19 Buffalo Bills Tampa Stadium   (Isles lost 5-4 in OT in Washington)
XLI February 4, 2007 Indianapolis Colts 29–17
Chicago Bears Dolphin Stadium  (Isles
lost 2-1 in a shootout in Washington)

 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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