Monday, January 11, 2010

Game 16: Abraham Lincoln vs. Super Bowl XVI

Joe Montana led the 49ers to an impressive 26-21 win over the Bengals, passing for one TD and running for one -- but he didn't free the slaves.

The game was among the most widely watched television broadcasts in American history, and it featured the debut of the Telestrator -- but it didn't hold a fractured nation together through a Civil War.

San Francisco's 20-0 halftime lead was the largest shutout lead at halftime in Super Bowl history -- but it didn't deliver The Gettysburg Address.

Look, we could go on. We could figure out some formula to prove that fourscore and seven years beats two touchdowns and four field goals. But hey, the world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here. Super Bowl XVI was pretty good. President 16 was pretty great. With malice toward none -- and in this we include the Bengals -- it's Abraham Lincoln in a walkover.

Score after this match-up: Presidents 10, Super Bowls 6

Go to next match.


Blogger Max said...

Man, any other president. ANY. OTHER. PRESIDENT, and this wouldn't even be a contest. Okay, maybe FDR. Or Washington. But any OTHERS, and it wouldn't even be close.

January 20, 2010 8:31 PM  

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