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50 Greatest Super Bowl Moments

From pre-game to halftime to during the game, the most memorable events from football’s biggest event

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As Super Bowl XLVIII fast approaches, a nation once again collectively wonders what scintillating plays will go down in NFL lore, which Seahawk or Bronco might spout off some retweetable post-game rant, what commercial will become watercooler fodder and if Bruno Mars will bring it at halftime. We don't know the answers, but we do know that there are unforgettable moments waiting to happen on February 2nd.

Super Bowl 2014: Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage

Before then, we've looked back at the 47, er, XLVII, prior editions of the Super Sunday gridiron spectacle,  and compiled 50 moments that, for better or worse or irrevocably, have defined why we tune in. As you'll see, what happened between the sidelines is only a part of what goes down in Super Bowl history.  

By Kenny Herzog