Twenty years ago, the "Super Bowl Shuffle," was nominated for a Grammy for best R&B vocal performance. It lost to "Kiss" by Prince. Let's take a minute-by-minute look at how it holds up two decades years later: (Click here to follow along at home)
- 0:23 - There's a white guy in the background wearing number 51! But that number belongs to the great Dick Butkus, perhaps the best middle linebacker in NFL history. Did the Bears not retire his number?
- 1:14 - Mike Singletary sure has big glasses. Still, I'd love for him to replace Mike Sherman as Green Bay's head coach.
- 2:39 (and 4:06) - Julia Meyer plays the female referee who blows her whistle to bleep out the word "ass." Cheesy rap songs haven't gone out of style, but it seems very quaint to be worried about the word "ass."
- 3:02 - Steve Fuller, the backup QB, is featured prominently in this project, given his minimal role on the team. I suppose it isn't the first time rap music sought to win over white audiences.
- 3:58 - Is Richard Dent speaking English?
- 4:16 - This guy, Gary Fencik, was the captain of one of the NFL's best defenses of all time? He is Chicago's all-time leader in career tackles? Clearly, the designer steroids hadn't been invented yet.
- 4:33 - William "The Fridge" Perry seemed like a giant blob at the time. But he'd have to bulk up to be a defensive lineman today. A linebacker, maybe.