Super Bowl V. Dallas first trip to the big game. On a more personal level, this is the anniversary of the day I became a Cowboys fan. 6 years old, watching the Super Bowl at my Grandpa's house with him, my Dad, and an uncle. I still remember the blue uniforms and that star on the silver helmet. Truth be told if you were to ask me a second favorite team, it is probably the Colts. For the same reason, it is the day I fell in love with this game. They are also probably the first team I ever hated. Because they won the game. So many things happened in that game. John Mackey's TD. Was it tipped by Mel Renfro? He swears to this day it was not. So do I. I don't see the trajectory of the ball change. That to me is key. Dave Manders' recovery of a Duane Thomas fumble on the 1 yard line that was given to Baltimore. I still don't understand that one. He came out of the pile with the football and the Colts were awarded the ball. Could that have changed the outcome? I think so. Dallas scores a TD there, 20-16 or 20-13. Jim O'Brien's game winning kick. Probably the genesis of my Kicker hatred. Bob Lilly throwing his helmet 40 yards down the field only to have a Colts rookie bring it back to "Mr. Lilly." That's what he called him. I would have kept the helmet. He respectfully brought it back. Lilly says that humbled him. He regrets throwing the helmet. Says it could have been interpreted as something against the team. Maybe it could. People see everything differently. It is what makes life so interesting. I saw it as evidence of Mr. Cowboys' passion. To me it is a lasting image of frustration, drive, and even change. They called this game the Blunder Bowl. In addition to the bad officiating, there were stupid penalties, turnovers, and just all around bad football. In all there were 11 turnovers in the game. Of course that is counting the phantom one that Manders actually did recover. Baltimore committed 7 of the 11 and still won the game. That is a Super Bowl record. The game was so bad that it is the only time in NFL History that a player from the losing team was named MVP. Our own Chuck Howley. It is an award he has never acknowledged. He isn't alone. Bubba Smith of the Colts refused to wear his Super Bowl ring. He was ashamed of it the game was so bad. It was the first Super Bowl after the AFL-NFL merger. It is a great memory for this fan despite the loss.