Here's another FUN FACT about the Super Bowl and and US Presidential years. Of course this isn't scientific - just an interesting correlation. Whichever party wins the Presidential election, correlates to which conference wins the BIG GAME. Democrats = NFC; Republicans = AFC. There have been a few misses, but most of the time it works out. Murphy messing around with the Super Bowl, like the Russians messing around with the US voting system???
1980: Republicans in office (Reagan) = AFC wins Super Bowl (Steelers);
1984: Republicans (Reagan re-elect) = AFC (Raiders);
1988: Republicans (GWH Bush) / NFC (Redskins) - wasn't a match;
1992: Democrats (Clinton) = NFC (Redskins);
1996: Democrats (Clinton re-elect) = NFC (Cowboys);
2000: Republicans (GW Bush) / NFC (Rams); wasn't a match;
2004: Republicans (GW Bush re-elect) = AFC (Patriots);
2008: Democrats (Obama) = NFC (Giants);
2012: Democrats (Obama re-elect) = NFC (Giants);
2016: Republicans (Trump) = AFC (Patriots)
And the saga continues...
Last edited by Jim Thomas; 02-05-2017 at 11:00 PM.
Reason: Post Super Bowl update