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January 22, 1989 | By Dan Hardy, Special to The Inquirer
Regardless of which team wins today's Super Bowl XXIII in Miami, by the time the final gun sounds, several Delaware County businesses will have gotten a piece of the action. Take the Burmont Inn in Drexel Hill. Here, with the aid of an eight-foot television screen and another television set in the corner, several hundred fans have filled the inn to watch Super Bowls for the last 15 years, cheering, booing, arguing and above all, sharing a good time, said inn manager Dan Brodeur.
NEWS
September 11, 1988 | By Steve Birnbaum, Special to The Inquirer
Do you have any information on the location of the Super Bowl next January and available package tours? Super Bowl XXIII will take place in Miami on Jan. 22 in the new Joe Robbie Stadium. A few companies already have put package plans together. Kim Tours & Travel (900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1536, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017; 213-625-5761) is offering a five-day-four-night package with accommodations at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront Resort on Singer Island off Palm Beach. Tour members will be transported the 60 miles to and from the game.
SPORTS
January 22, 1989 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Throughout most of its ballyhooed history, and especially the last five years, the Super Bowl has delivered a tidal wave of corporate and civic pomposity on a sea of hype, all to produce a thimbleful of real competition. The last five Super Bowls, each outstripping its predecessor for wretched pregame excess, have been won by an average score of 41-13,, and it has been 10 years since one of these showdowns was truly competitive from start to finish. Even then, the drama of the Steelers' 35-31 conquest of the Cowboys in Super Bowl XIII (also contested in Miami, for those in search of an omen)
NEWS
January 23, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The San Francisco 49ers won their third Super Bowl of this decade yesterday when Joe Montana threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds to play, giving the National Football Conference champions a 20-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Super Bowl XXIII, played before a crowd of 75,179 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, may have been the best in the history of these games, which began in 1967. The decisive fourth quarter was capped by the big-game experience of Montana and the big-play talent of wide receiver Jerry Rice, both of whom broke the heart of the Bengals on the most dramatic drive in Super Bowl history.
NEWS
December 19, 1988 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
With luggage in hand, Gregg Garrity stepped off the Eagles' charter flight last night, pulled off his sunglasses - then did a double take. Standing in front of Garrity, behind a 10-foot-high chain-link fence near the Overseas Terminal at Philadelphia International Airport, was a throng of about 500 Eagles fans that included Mayor Goode. "This," Garrity said, "is great. " All of them were cheering loudly, when they were not chanting, "Super Bowl! Super Bowl!" All of them had braved freezing temperatures and a stiff breeze last night to welcome home the NFC Eastern Division champion Eagles.
SPORTS
February 7, 2005 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Finally, Deion Branch knows what it's like to be a star in Florida. Branch was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX after catching 11 passes for 133 yards and helping the New England Patriots solidify their status as a dynasty with a 24-21 win over the Eagles last night at Alltel Stadium. "This is the biggest game in the world," the beaming wide receiver said. "We're so excited right now. I was just trying to make some plays. " The Patriots have won three of the last four Super Bowls, and Branch, a third-year man out of Louisville, has been a key ingredient in two of those wins.
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January 16, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services Staff writer Bill Ordine contributed to this article
The Cincinnati Bengals arrived in Miami for Super Bowl XXIII yesterday and wasted little time in making sarcastic references to their role as decided underdogs to the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's game. "I feel like the team that has to play the Harlem Globetrotters," Bengals coach Sam Wyche said. "Everybody knows what's going to happen. But we're going to show up. I'm going to ask the guys if they want to go on with it. I guess we owe it to the TV sponsors to go ahead and play.
SPORTS
January 16, 1989 | By Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
He has the look, he has the name. Now he has The Game. Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason, welcome to Super Bowl XXIII. We thought you'd never get here. At 27, the Boomer is a legend waiting to happen. Blond-haired, lefthanded and rock-star brash. Surely, this is a quarterback who was born to play on the NFL's gaudiest stage. On Sunday, Esiason will get his big chance as he leads the underdog Cincinnati Bengals against San Francisco in the league championship game at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami.
NEWS
January 18, 1989 | By Maria Gallagher, Daily News Staff Writer
It has been a nightmarish two days for this city's image-polishers. The shooting of black motorcyclist Clement Lloyd produced a second day of looting-and-shooting aftershocks that has dominated local and national newscasts since Monday night. The timing couldn't have been worse, with the city brimful with 1,500 media representatives and an expected 80,000 tourists here for Sunday's pro football extravaganza, Super Bowl XXIII. So far, the tourists, sports reporters and players have been largely untouched by the strife in the predominantly black Overtown section.
NEWS
March 15, 1989 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
It has been more than a month since he made The Catch in Super Bowl XXIII, and more than eight years since he graduated from Pennsauken High School, but John Taylor was greeted by a thunderous ovation and a host of honors when he returned to his alma mater for John Taylor Day Friday. For those who did not watch, listen to, read about or receive a play-by- play account of the game, it was Taylor who caught a Joe Montana pass for a touchdown in the final seconds of the game. That touchdown made the San Francisco 49ers the victors and NFL champions, and it made wide receiver Taylor a star.
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February 3, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
South Jersey always has been known as a football area, and frequently during this time of year when the Super Bowl is played, we can see why. With the Baltimore Ravens having three South Jersey players on the roster - all from the Colonial Conference - area alumni have continued a strong tradition of competing in the biggest sporting event in the country. According to area historian Chuck Langerman, this will make 25 South Jersey players who have appeared on Super Bowl rosters. Quarterback Joe Flacco of Audubon and offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie of Woodbury are starters for the Ravens.
SPORTS
February 7, 2005 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Finally, Deion Branch knows what it's like to be a star in Florida. Branch was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX after catching 11 passes for 133 yards and helping the New England Patriots solidify their status as a dynasty with a 24-21 win over the Eagles last night at Alltel Stadium. "This is the biggest game in the world," the beaming wide receiver said. "We're so excited right now. I was just trying to make some plays. " The Patriots have won three of the last four Super Bowls, and Branch, a third-year man out of Louisville, has been a key ingredient in two of those wins.
SPORTS
January 28, 1995 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On Monday, in Monticello, a teenager pleaded guilty to murdering a British tourist at a Florida highway rest stop. At a hotel packed with Super Bowl tourists, a doorman cautioned guests about venturing out at night. A few blocks away, near the Miami Arena, a busy highway underpass has become a homeless tenement. Meanwhile, at the media-center headquarters of the South Florida Super Bowl XXIX host committee, a man and a woman were massaging the weary necks of visiting reporters while other volunteers were taking orders and then doing the actual shopping for any of the assembled 2,400 media representatives too busy to pick up a souvenir for the kids.
SPORTS
January 27, 1990 | By Tim Kawakami, Daily News Sports Writer
The experienced head coach has juggled and mixed up and flat-out changed just about everything he could from his team's last Super Bowl visit. The rookie head coach has a fervent dedication to the status quo, to keeping all systems going just as they did a year ago in his team's Super Bowl outing. The experienced head coach stuck his tongue out at the perceptions that his team is facing impossible odds. The rookie coach refused to even acknowledge that his team was the overwhelming favorite.
SPORTS
January 24, 1990 | By Tim Kawakami, Daily News Sports Writer
Maybe it first dawned on the football world a year ago, when Joe Montana launched his umpteenth final-moments scoring drive, this time to win Super Bowl XXIII. Maybe it did not really hit home until this season, when the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback lit up the NFL record book with numbers best repeated in hushed and reverent tones. Maybe the slowpoke legend-watchers did not get slammed in the face with reality until the 49ers' two playoff games this season, when Montana was about as close to perfect as guys dressed in shoulder pads and tight pants can get. Maybe the severest cynics are waiting for Montana to bring home his fourth Super Bowl ring in nine seasons Sunday against the Denver Broncos, which, we all know by now, is not exactly Mission Impossible.
NEWS
March 15, 1989 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
It has been more than a month since he made The Catch in Super Bowl XXIII, and more than eight years since he graduated from Pennsauken High School, but John Taylor was greeted by a thunderous ovation and a host of honors when he returned to his alma mater for John Taylor Day Friday. For those who did not watch, listen to, read about or receive a play-by- play account of the game, it was Taylor who caught a Joe Montana pass for a touchdown in the final seconds of the game. That touchdown made the San Francisco 49ers the victors and NFL champions, and it made wide receiver Taylor a star.
SPORTS
January 25, 1989 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stanley Wilson, missing since the eve of the Super Bowl, left Miami in the company of his parents and a friend yesterday and spent most of his flight playing with a miniature computer game, ignoring the passengers around him. Contrary to radio reports in Miami and Cincinnati, and his agent's fears, that he might be dead, the Bengals running back who was barred from Super Bowl XXIII after an apparent recurrence of cocaine abuse was indeed among...
SPORTS
January 24, 1989 | By Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Bill Walsh does not like the term, he questions its validity, but the fact remains: His San Francisco 49ers are the NFL Team of the '80s. Look it up. The 49ers have won more league games (90), qualified for more postseasons (seven) and won more Super Bowls (three) than any pro football franchise in this decade. Case closed. Most people - including NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle - agree San Francisco wrapped up TOD (Team of the Decade) honors with Sunday's dramatic 20-16 win over Cincinnati in Super Bowl XXIII at Joe Robbie Stadium.
SPORTS
January 23, 1989 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Highlights, lowlights and various awe-struck observations from the superb matchup that was Super Bowl XXIII, a contest to make dim memory of all those Roman numeraled, yawn-inducing blowouts of yesteryear, and a magnificent struggle that didn't deserve a loser. If the San Francisco 49ers' 20-16 comeback triumph over the gutsy Cincinnati Bengals wasn't the greatest Super Bowl of all time, it is hard to remember a better one. The game also served its poetic mission as the perfect finale to Bill Walsh's coaching career, if he steps down from his post a few days hence as expected.
NEWS
January 23, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The San Francisco 49ers won their third Super Bowl of this decade yesterday when Joe Montana threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds to play, giving the National Football Conference champions a 20-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Super Bowl XXIII, played before a crowd of 75,179 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, may have been the best in the history of these games, which began in 1967. The decisive fourth quarter was capped by the big-game experience of Montana and the big-play talent of wide receiver Jerry Rice, both of whom broke the heart of the Bengals on the most dramatic drive in Super Bowl history.
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