Ex-NFL star Jim McMahon shares Super Bowl memories: ‘I wanted to forget the first one’ – saimmalik


Jim McMahon quarterbacked the nice Chicago Bears crew that steamrolled the New England Patriots within the 1986 Tremendous Bowl after which backed up Brett Favre for the Inexperienced Bay Packers throughout the 1996 season and completed his profession with two rings. 

Because the Tremendous Bowl heads to Las Vegas and McMahon prepares to host the Gridiron Greats Celebrity Golf Classic, Fox Information Digital requested the Professional Bowl quarterback about his fondest recollections taking part in within the largest video games of his profession.

“The primary one I really performed in and truly had one thing to do with, down in New Orleans in opposition to the Patriots, the one recollection I had was getting out of city earlier than I received shot,” he recalled. 

“I had an fool reporter go on TV, mentioned I referred to as girls sluts and the boys silly, this and that. The place that got here from, I don’t know. So, I don’t actually keep in mind the primary Tremendous Bowl.”

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon on the sidelines in opposition to the New England Patriots throughout the 1986 Tremendous Bowl on the Superdome. (Manny Rubio/USA In the present day Sports activities)

The pretend story from a neighborhood tv station in New Orleans was sourced to a neighborhood radio disc jockey on the time. It sparked loss of life threats, an indication and an apology. The incident occurred about 5 days earlier than the Super Bowl

The Bears nonetheless beat the Patriots.

Jim McMahon and Steve McMichael

Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon (9) and defensive deal with (76) Steve McMichael have a good time as they defeated the New England Patriots in Tremendous Bowl XX on the Superdome 46-10 Jan. 26, 1986, in New Orleans. (Malcolm Emmons/USA In the present day Sports activities )

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“The second time, I went all the way down to New Orleans once more,” McMahon mentioned. “It was on the identical day in the identical stadium in opposition to the identical crew, 11 years aside, which was form of a déjà vu second for me. However I received a free experience. I didn’t must do something. Brett was having an important 12 months. I feel he was MVP that 12 months for the NFL.

“So, yeah, it was nice to win one other ring. However, yeah, my recollections of the sport, it was, similar to I mentioned, I wished to overlook the primary one. I simply sat there and watched the second. It was good to finish it that method.”

Jim McMahon under center

Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Jim McMahon (9) in motion in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 1, 1996. (USA In the present day Sports activities)

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McMahon retired after the 1996 season, ending his profession with 18,148 passing yards and 100 landing passes.

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