Talk:Super Bowl XXXIX

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Former featured article candidateSuper Bowl XXXIX is a former featured article candidate. Please view the links under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. For older candidates, please check the archive.
December 15, 2005Featured article candidateNot promoted

older comments[edit]

After another decade, we will reach a Super Bowl with-out a problem. See Talk:49 (number) for details. 15:47, 28 May 2004 (UTC)

Well, we'll let the NFL sort that out when the time comes. :) RADICALBENDER 16:08, 28 May 2004 (UTC)

Sorry, but the "ongoing event" header doesn't seem to fit here. Wouldn't this be a "yet-to-happen" event? This comment is only meant for the 5 days that remained until the event when it was written, of course. Regards, Redux 20:50, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

My removal[edit]

I removed

Although Get Back mentions marijuana and is thought to reference transvestism, there has—as yet—been no national uproar.

The tone seemed a little arch for an encyclopedia. The Janet Jackson thing was ridiculous, but the tone seemed inappropriate. Meelar (talk) 06:43, Feb 7, 2005 (UTC)

I love that sentence but I guess you're right that it doesn't belong in an encyclopedia article. Wish we could keep it. Rhobite 06:48, Feb 7, 2005 (UTC)

You might wanna clarify this...[edit]

The first sentence of the page reads as follows:

"Super Bowl XXXIX was the 39th championship game of the National Football League, the major professional league of American football in the United States."

As that sentence reads, it's not true. It is not the 39th championship game of the NFL, but it is the 39th meeting of the two major NFL leagues(1966-1970)/conferences (1970-today), the AFC (AFL, 1966-1970) and NFC (NFL, 1966-1970). The NFL had championship games for many years before the Superbowl changed the format (of the championship game).

Anyway, good job with the rest of the page. Take care and keep up the good work.


Thanks for noticing. That phrase is not in any other Super Bowl articles. (Zzyzx11 20:16, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC))


Love him or hate him, I think this article should have at least a small tidbit about Terrell Owens' amazing comeback from injury to contribute to the Eagles. Fantusta 02:17, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

How did T.O. help the Eagles? Did they win?

A player can contribute to his team without the team winning.

Sevice Academies[edit]

I changed "West Point" to "U.S. Military Academy" as that is the proper name and it standarizes the names of the service academies in the article. I also changed the order of the academies to reflect the order of precedence of thier respective services. Movementarian 11:26, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Paul is Dead[edit]

"Ironically, 2004 was also the 35th anniversary of Russ Gibb announcing McCartney's supposed death."

I removed this for a few reasons. First, Super Bowl XXXIX happened in 2005, not 2004. Second, how is this "ironic" or even remotely related to the topic at hand? 2005 would be the 25th anniversary of McCartney's drug arrest in Japan, but that doesn't mean we include it here. Well, there is a very very small chance you might include it given the references in "Get Back". Danthemankhan(talk)Flag of the United States.svg 02:33, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Vrabel error[edit]

Mike Vrabel has never caught a pass that wasn't a touchdown. . . . I'll try to verify his stats (I believe it's two catches, two TDs during the regular season). Samer 02:17, 24 December 2005 (UTC) How did T.O. help the Eagles? Did they win?


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Good Article Nomination[edit]

I nominated Super Bowl XXXIX, but withdrew my nomination after a user pointed out a few things about this article: insufficient sourcing of inline citations. If anyone can add citations to the article, it would help out. Jaxfl 20:21, 15 October 2007 (UTC)


What about the Patriots cheating? I see no mention of that in this article. 3bman92 (talk) 01:41, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Do you have verifiable evidence from reliable sources to cite? I have not seen any regarding this Super Bowl against the Eagles except for a bunch of fringe theories. Cheers. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 15:34, 1 October 2008 (UTC)


In the article, it is said that there was controversy about the flyby. What controversy? --omnipotence407 (talk) 00:41, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Nearly four years later, no one has responded to this question. there is no reference given, and the only results I can find via Google are to pages that clearly simply copied the info from Wikipedia, so I removed the vague mention of a controversy (talk) 02:09, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

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After an addition about "the latest Red Sox championship" (which at a minimum required a year), I removed several sentences which referred to number of championships accumulated in later years. The article is about Super Bowl XXXIX, not a current news article.

Looking further, I think there is more I should remove from that paragraph (when the Eagles returned to the SB, and stuff around super bowls 49-52). Any comments before I finish cleaning up that paragraph? Tarl N. (discuss) 00:42, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Consecutive Super Bowl wins[edit]

Just a heads up with the Super Bowl approaching in a few weeks - if we are going to keep the language in the lead that the Patriots are the last team to win consecutive Super Bowls (as of Super Bowl LII), it will have to be modified to (as of Super Bowl LIII) regardless of who plays in that game or the outcome. (talk) 00:02, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

That should probably be changed to use the {{asof}} template. I'll do that. Tarl N. (discuss) 00:49, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Tarl N. . Sports might seem trivial to some, but to those of us who care, they are quite important! (talk) 09:19, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Ty Law[edit]

Ty Law did not play in this Super Bowl, as he suffered a season ending injury earlier in the year. Is it appropriate to have him listed as a future Hall of Famer for this Super Bowl? He's considered to have been a part of the Super Bowl winning team, and has a ring for it, but it seems wrong to list him here since this page is describing the game itself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:18, 5 February 2019 (UTC)