The Super Bowl is tomorrow and to get things kicked off let’s take a look at a few big game controversies.
Super Bowl I — Max McGee
The Packers’ backup wideout, made his legend by dodging bed check and drinking in Los Angeles all night before the game. While nursing a brutal hangover on the bench, he was stunned to be sent into the game in the first period. In an enduring testament to intestinal fortitude, woozy Max caught seven passes for 137 yards and two TDs in Green Bay’s 35-10 win.
The night before the game in Miami, Bengals fullback Stanley Wilson told his teammates he had left his playbook in his hotel room. After failing to show up for a meeting, he was found on the floor of his bathroom, sweating, shaking, and overdosed on cocaine. Without him, the Bengals lost 20-16 to San Francisco.
Super Bowl XXXIII — Eugene Robinson
Hours after winning the Bart Starr Award for high moral character, Falcons safety Eugene Robinson was busted by an undercover cop on Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard for solicitation. The next day, Robinson took the field against the Broncos and got burned by wideout Rod Smith for an 80-yard TD in a thoroughly embarrassing 34-19 loss.