#6 Super Bowl VIIOK, we get it – it's the '70s. Not just ugly and horribly dated, it's lacking the trophy.
#5 Super Bowl XLIIICan you please stop designing covers with the Lombardi Trophy on a beach. It's boring.
#4 Super Bowl XXXII think we all know San Diego has a world class zoo but letting wild animals on the field is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Most people remember Reggie White getting bitten by a wolf in the first quarter but not many saw Shannon Sharpe suckerpunch a penguin later in the game. A sad day.
#3 Super Bowl XIIThere have been so many Super Bowls in New Orleans but I don't like any of the ones that are inspired by the city itself – and this is the worst of the lot. What were they thinking? Those clouds are awful and the field is outside the Superdome. A mess.
The only New Orleans ones I'm a fan of are very clean and don't feature the city: Super Bowls XX and XXXVI.
#2 Super Bowl XIXNow, I know that the cover, for this game at Stanford, would have been designed before the 49ers won the NFC Championship but it just looks like a San Francisco home game. No wonder the Dolphins lost – this cover will have demoralised them completely. Probably.
#1 Super Bowl XXXIVWhen is a Super Bowl program not a Super Bowl program? When it's really a copy of NFL Insider. I get they wanted to launch the now defunct mag with a big splash but this is borderline offensive. This is the Super Bowl we're talking about, people have these covers up as posters – this just looks like a dull magazine cover. Thank Christ the new NFL Magazine didn't do the same thing.
I couldn't get this in London for some reason, so guess how I got it? I ordered it during an NFL special on QVC a few days before the game. I can't believe I've admitted that but it feels good to let the secret out.
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