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Best Almost Super Bowl Matchups

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4 hours ago, 63Bulldogs63 said:

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Superbowl XXVI - Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions

Ah, to dream...my beloved Lions...sigh.  

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This is very close to the "almost" Super Bowl XXXIV matchup. The Tennessee Oilers wore blue socks. 

 

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11 hours ago, 63Bulldogs63 said:

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Superbowl XXVI - Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions

 

On the flip side had the AFC championship gone the other way too

 

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Jets-Vikings almost happened twice (1998 and 2009) but they lost their respective Conference Championship game both times. Super Bowl XXXIII (1998) would've been the better looking uniform matchup in a different timeline. 

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For the hell of it, here's an alternative timeline Super Bowl XLIV (2009) matchup.

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If both conference title games flipped, this would have been Super Bowl XXV instead of Bills-Giants:

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51 minutes ago, Cosmic said:

If both conference title games flipped, this would have been Super Bowl XXV instead of Bills-Giants:

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That's another one that feels like it should have happened before. It's amazing that the 49ers have played in six Super Bowls but never against the Raiders, Patriots, Steelers, or Colts, who have combined to be 26 - exactly half - of the AFC/AFL's participants to this day.

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Cool thread idea.

 

Here's a good one that hasn't been mentioned. 

 

1999 had the possibility of an all Florida matchup coming out of the final four in what would've both teams wearing their peak looks, but they both lost. The Jaguars only lost 3 games that season and they were all to Tennessee. The Bucs got hosed on the Burt Emanuel call.  

 

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Looking at the old LA Rams pics reminded me of my younger days in wondering.....  Can anyone tell me why their stadium walls were orange?  

 

The old Football Follies showed them a lot and I never understood it.  

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If the Browns had won the AFC Championship game in '87, they would have been deemed the home team and would have most likely chose to wear white. This would make the Skins wear their rarely worn (at the time) red jerseys...

 

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36 minutes ago, AgentColon2 said:

1995 instead of cowboys/Steelers III...

this would have been a beauty.

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That would've looked nice, but I think Packers in green against Colts in white would have looked even nicer...not that it would have happened, but for some reason I love the Colts in all-white.

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On 1/22/2018 at 3:21 AM, 63Bulldogs63 said:

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Superbowl XXVI - Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions

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8 hours ago, MCM0313 said:

That would've looked nice, but I think Packers in green against Colts in white would have looked even nicer...not that it would have happened, but for some reason I love the Colts in all-white.

 

Just for comparison's shake :P

 

Matchup #1

 

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Matchup #2

 

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On 1/21/2018 at 5:55 PM, Ditka said:

I tried like hell to upload a picture for the would- be 1988 Super Bowl of Bears-Bills to make up for theoretically erasing the 85 Bears, but I couldn't get the picture to upload from Getty. 

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