Originally Posted by TwoDeep3
There is a feeling I have experienced after each Super Bowl that is always surprising.
It is a hollow feeling that the journey has ended and that's all there is. I am satisfied with the results, but the tension and anxiety is suddenly over. And while they have won the ultimate prize, and accomplished everything I hoped they would, it has ended and there is no more.
It's a similar feeling to the one when you are bounced from the play-offs knowing it's seven months before football starts again.
To be sure the glow of winning carries on for a week or so, but then its all over.
Someone said the journey is the best part of it, and that is right.
However, there are things that transpire that are indelible in your mind.
I grabbed this from an article that recaps the 1993 team and that victory over Buffalo.
_____ [View Full Quote]What followed was the greatest drive in Emmitt Smiths career and the greatest moment for any Dallas offensive line in team history. Dallas took the ball over at its own 36, and Jimmy Johnson decided to feed the ball to Smith. The result:
Dallas 36, 110 E. Smith 9 run right.
Dallas 45, 21 E. Smith 3 run right.
Dallas 48, 110 E. Smith 9 run right.
Buffalo 43, 21 E. Smith 7 run middle.
Buffalo 36, 110 E. Smith 14 run right.
Buffalo 22, 110 E. Smith 4 run right.
Buffalo 18, 26 Aikman 3 screen pass to Johnston left.
Buffalo 15, 33 E. Smith 15 run right, touchdown (8:42). Murray kicked extra point.
Every Buffalo drive from that point on ended in a punt until the very end of the game. Smith scored again on a one-yard touchdown to put the game away.
Aikman was not sharp that game and it was tight. The score was tied and Dallas needed to take control of the game.
Jimmy went old school and saddled up Emmitt. His legend may have been made the day he had the shoulder separation the year before in the Giant game to win the East.
But this cemented it for anyone watching.
James Washington got the team back into the game. Emmitt ripped it away from Buffalo and they never had a shot after that.
I don't believe the Super Bowl winning years are remembered by the confetti and celebration.
It is little vignettes which stays in your mind.
Agree with a lot of this. But I'll add that even though the victory feels a bit more hollow than you expect I love the permanent respect that comes (from some, not all) with a SB win. Offseason = Last Season = Championship. But it extends beyond that too.