Does The Superbowl Still NEED Football?

John Blesso
8 min readFeb 12

Consumer complicity and how the ’85 Bears built the modern Superbowl

From the Department of Not Sure Why THAT Shit Stuck in My Head, I recall— without the help of Google — that Superbowl 17 culminated with The Washington Redskins beating The Miami Dolphins 27–17. But what’s the etiquette on referring to this team, now known as The Washington Commanders, when talking about a forty-year-old game? Are we supposed to call that team — in which a guy named John Riggins blasted through the Miami defense as though it were…

John Blesso

John Blesso is a writer, performer and builder fascinated by food, politics, and our collective refusal to stop doing crazy dumb shit. He lives in Beacon, NY.