The history of the Super Bowl is defined by some of the most iconic moments in sports—David Tyree’s catch, Scott Norwood’s miss, William “The Refrigerator” Perry’s touchdown. But, in our opinion, the stranger, more ridiculous happenings are just as important to Super Bowl lore. Slate’s Justin Peters spent the past two months watching every Super Bowl played—from I to XLIV—and identified the four most obscure but classic moments in the history of the game.
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