The Super Bowl is the highlight of every NFL fan’s year. It’s the time of year to eat their weight in chicken wings while watching grown men run into each other for a ring. Football players dream of lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Indeed, several legendary football players have put their bodies on the line for long-lasting glory. However, there are also many Super Bowl mistakes that fans will never forget.
So today we’ll look at some of these notorious moments and reflect on how they affected the NFL’s biggest stage. Some of them handed victories to the opposing team. Meanwhile, there are also a bunch of mistakes that happened off the field or even during the half-time show. Check out all the biggest Super Bowl mistakes of all time below.
Super Bowl XL
Many people still believe that the fix was in at Super Bowl XL because there we so many horrible, egregious referee errors. The Seahawks played the Steelers in their first-ever Super Bowl appearance. They dreamed of bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy back to the West Coast. In the end, however, it was a complete and utter nightmare because everything went against them.
They experienced everything from phantom flags to imaginary touchdowns. Meanwhile, the NFL’s Head of Officiating went on vacation to Costa Rica and remained out of touch. It was a major scandal at the time and affected the fans’ faith in the game. This was also demoralizing for the athletes because they gave everything they had all year (via Bleacher Report).