The five best games I saw from the stands:
- The Greatest Game Ever Played in the Swamp
November 22, 1997
Florida State Seminoles 29 – Florida Gators 32
“The Seminoles came in ranked #1 while UF came in #10 with a record of 8-2. Down 25-29 with 2:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Gators began a drive from their own 20 yard line. The first play was a 63 yard pass from Doug Johnson to Jacquez Green to the Seminoles 17 yard line. Taylor then ran the ball to the two yard line, and scored his fourth touchdown on the next play. The Gators drove 80 yards in 44 seconds on three plays.” (from wikipedia)
- The Third Saturday in September
September 20, 1997
Tennessee Volunteers 20 – Florida Gators 33
I watched this game — Peyton Manning’s fourth consecutive loss to Spurrier’s Gators — from the upper deck of the North End Zone in a ferocious, pouring, torrential rain.
- The Last Elway / Marino Game
December 21, 1998
Denver Broncos 21 – Miami Dolphins 31
My dad’s birthday is December 20th and I took him to this game as a birthday present.
- The Orange Bowl
January 2, 1999
Florida Gators 31 – Syracuse Orangemen 10
Donovan McNabb got crushed by the Gators in his last college game.
- Super Bowl XLII
February 3, 2008
New York Giants 17 – New England Patriots 14
Even though my team lost, it was simply amazing to be at the Super Bowl.