The Super Bowl's wackiest, wildest and zaniest moments

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Janet and Justin's Wardrobe Malfunction

THE GREATEST HALFTIME SHOW IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS. It’s fitting that the Super Bowl is played on a Sunday, since football fans everywhere were praising the Lord after Janet’s performance.

Considering the Super Bowl’s magnitude and the media scrutiny surrounding it, it naturally boasts countless memorable stories. Here are some of the zaniest moments in Super Bowl lore, and the people responsible for them.

Barret Robbins
Robbins, an All-Pro center for the Oakland Raiders during their 2003 Super Bowl run, didn’t show up for Super Bowl XXXVII against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Robbins was depressed and went on a drinking binge. He later spent time at the Betty Ford Clinic and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. They sure produce some winners out of the Bay Area " condolences to Jerry Garcia.

Thurman Thomas
On the Bills’ first offensive series of the 1991 Super Bowl, the NFL rushing leader couldn’t find his helmet. The Bills called two running plays and Thomas couldn’t enter the game. He found his headgear in time for the third play, but it didn’t matter much. He was held to 13 yards on 10 carries.

Janet Jackson
Janet should have worn a bra while performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, or she could at least have reminded Justin Timberlake she wasn’t. Men, women and children alike got a nice look at her right breast after Timberlake undressed her on national television " on a Sunday night at that.

Joe Namath
With New York a Heavy underdog to Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, Namath guaranteed a victory for the American Football League’s New York Jets. The prophecy came true, bringing the often-dissed AFL instant credibility.

Eugene Robinson
On the eve of Super Bowl XXXIII, several hours after being awarded the Bart Starr Award for high moral character, Robinson was arrested for soliciting a female undercover police officer. Robinson was beaten deep twice the next day in the Falcons’ loss to the Broncos, but it was worth the $40 blow job.

Max McGee
Not expecting to play in Super Bowl I, McGee went out drinking the night before. When starter Boyd Downler went down with an injury the next day, McGee was forced into the game hung over. There must have been something in the liquor, as McGee caught seven passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns.

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