super bowl, schmuper bowl
Some competitions start out as a lighthearted goof, but grow intense once the games begin. As the battle-scarred veteran of putatively friendly games that end in bloodshed, I love ESPN's rebroadcast of a classic Vikes-Steelers battle from the superstars and battle of the network stars era: Superteams!
And yes, that's current MN Supreme Court Justice Alan Page anchoring the men in powder blue. As Steve Rushin put it,
As I recall it, Page more or less pulled the entire Steelers team across the line -- they appeared to be barefoot water-skiing in the sand --- and then both teams collapsed in a pile of biceps, mustaches, muttonchops, jogging shorts and tube socks.