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The Super Bowl barely makes the grade

Page 2's Eric Neel had the temerity to grade all 36 Super Bowls. Check out which games passed and which ones failed.

Updated: January 22, 2003, 5:23 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2 columnist

If your team wins a Super Bowl, no matter what the score, you think the game was glorious and stirring, and you tend to rhapsodize weeks, months and years after it's over about well-executed trap blocks and timing patterns and such.

If your team loses a Super Bowl (or four), no matter what the score or how it came about, you think the game was sheer torture. You tend to wail and moan weeks, months and years later about unjust calls, bad breaks, and perfect, momentum-turning plays that ...

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