My second Super Bowl — is it even possible I could look goofier? It’s like the Super Bowl guy said, “OK, open your mouth as wide as you can and let me adjust the camera light here so that I can get the brightest possible reflection off your glasses.”
I learned one of my greatest sports lessons at this Super Bowl between San Francisco and San Diego. I came in believing, like everyone else, that the 49ers would DESTROY the Chargers. But then I arrived in Miami, and the Chargers seemed so confident. They said so many things that made sense. The 49ers seemed a bit too self-assured. As the week progressed I went from certain the 49ers would win, to pretty sure, to kind of sure, to unsure to ‘Hey, the Chargers might pull off an upset here.”
On the third play of the game, Steve Young threw a bomb touchdown pass to an absolutely wide open Jerry Rice. And it was like being snapped out of hypnosis. The 49ers won the game 2 billion to 26, or something like that.