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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:12 AM
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Didn't the Super Bowl normally play the last Sunday of January?
It was even a Trivial Pursuit question.

Wha happened???
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:14 AM
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1. Iraqi "elections"
methinks the fix has been in for quite a while :shrug:
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:20 AM
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4. hey, Sweet Pea!!!!
:loveya:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:21 AM
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6. heya baby
:loveya:

:*

wanna see my tan lines? ;)
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:14 AM
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2. Thanks to Bush*
Everything is screwed up
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:19 AM
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3. They went to a one week break for a few years and now back to 2 weeks
The bye weeks are what is causing them playing the Super Bowl in February. A few years ago when the bye weeks in the regular season were started they cut the time between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl to one week. For years and years it had been two weeks. I think they went back to that to let everyone get rested up a bit, you know, so one team isn't unfairly punished by minor injuries.


You HAVE to read this

http://www.thebrushback.com/reolutebush_full.htm
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:22 AM
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8. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

too fucking funny!!!!!!!!!!!!

where the hell did you get that????

Hume responded, Are you saying you think the Eagles or Patriots will win the game? I suppose you voted for John Kerry, too, heh heh heh. Thanks for coming on the show, Mr. Costas. Coming up next, an Iraqi family thanks the President for liberating them--at gun point.
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mseltzer Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:20 AM
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5. This is
not the first time it has been in February. It's the third, I believe.
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MousePlayingDaffodil Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:22 AM
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7. Last year's Superbowl XXXVIII was played . . .
. . . on February 1. Before that, Superbowl XXXVI was played on February 3. While it is generally true that, in recent years, the Superbowl has been played on the last Sunday in January, it wasn't until Superbowl XV, which was played on January 25, 1981, that it even played that late. Prior to that time, it had always been played EARLIER than the last Sunday in January.

In other words, I think you're looking for a policy or pattern here that doesn't have that much basis in history.
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:23 AM
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9. Here ya go
Super Bowl Recaps


Game Date Result
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 New England 32, Carolina 29
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Washington 37, Buffalo 24
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 55, Denver 10
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Washington 42, Denver 10
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Chicago 46, New England 10
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 San Francisco 38, Miami 16
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Washington 27, Miami 17
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas 27, Denver 10
XI Jan. 9, 1977 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
X Jan. 18, 1976 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7
VII Jan. 14, 1973 Miami 14, Washington 7
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Dallas 24, Miami 3
V Jan. 17, 1971 Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
III Jan. 12, 1969 N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7
II Jan. 14, 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
I Jan. 15, 1967 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10


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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:25 AM
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10. aren't you a regular fountain of knowledge?
are you related to Fenris?? :D
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:25 AM
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11. It was delayed in 2002 because 9-11 threw the whole season off.
Not sure why it never went back to January, though the "bye week" theory makes sense.

I don't think they need an extra week off between the conference finals and the Super Bowl though. Unlike baseball & basketball championships, there's no chance of one team having more time off between games than the other because of the "4 out of 7" formula.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:26 AM
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12. Have you forgotten?
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:28 AM
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13. Read that link in Underpants' post
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:28 AM
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14. Did
:-)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:30 AM
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15. To answer your question above---DU thread on it
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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:29 PM
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16. moved for Sweeps month
nt
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