The Super Bowl has become without a doubt the most popular sports event of the year. In the end, we are all winners because we all get to see a spectacular game between the two best teams. But there’s no reason why we can’t have a little fun and compare NFL teams by region.
The West Coast’s most successful team, the San Fransisco 49ers just appeared in the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for them, they lost and a true West Coast team hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the 1994 NFL season. I will be nice and include the Denver Broncos, who play over 1,000 miles away from California. The Oakland Raiders have struggled to return to the glory days of the 70′s and 80′s without a big win since 1983. They’ve also struggled to get their own stadium. If only Magic Johnson would buy the San Diego Chargers.
As of now, the West Coast has won 10 Super Bowls.
Central United States has some good football. It’s the “old school” region. Most notably is the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, who combine for nine Super Bowls. Even the New Orleans Saints finally moved on from the “bags over head” era and hoisted the Lombardi trophy in 2009. The most disappointing team would have to be the Minnesota Vikings, who are 0-4 in Super Bowls, or Ohio teams who never seem to win a title. The Chicago Bears, who have one title in the last 49 seasons need to step it up, or better yet Bear Down.
As of now, the Central United States has won 14 Super Bowls.
The East Coast is the dominating NFL region in the Super Bowl era. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants combined have as many Super Bowls as the entire West Coast. Sure, the Buffalo Bills lost four in a row, including the infamous “wide right” by Scott Norwood, but that doesn’t take away everything. The East Coast has won 10 of the last 13 Super Bowls. Even the Washington Redskins represent our nation’s capital well with three Super Bowl victories. Who knows, maybe next year the New York Jets will–no, never mind.
As of now, the East Coast has won 23 Super Bowls.