super_bowl_xliii_logoIn honor of Sunday’s big game, below is a list of all 43 Superbowl matchups, final scores, MVP’s, National Anthem singers and half-time entertainers.  We’ve come a long way in 43 years; it’s nice to stroll down memory lane.  (H/T to Kitty’s Corner)


Super Bowl I Jan. 15, 1967
Anthem: Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands
Half-time: same
Final: Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
MVP: Bart Starr
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Super Bowl II Jan. 14, 1968
Anthem: Grambling University Band
Half-time: same
Final: Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
MVP: Bart Starr
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Super Bowl III Jan. 12, 1969
Anthem: Anita Bryant
Pledge of Allegiance by Astronauts
Half-time: Florida A&M University. Theme: America Thanks
Final: N.Y. Jets 16, Baltimore 7
MVP: Joe Namath
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Super Bowl IV Jan. 11, 1970
Anthem: Al Hirt
Pledge of Allegiance by Astronauts
Half-time: Carol Channing. Theme: Mardi Gras
Final: Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
MVP: Len Dawson
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Super Bowl V Jan. 17, 1971
Anthem: Tommy Loy (trumpeter)
Half-time: Florida A&M Band
Final: Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
MVP: Chuck Howley
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Super Bowl VI Jan. 16, 1972
Anthem: U-S Air Force Academy Chorale
Half-time: Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt & U-S Marine Corps Drill Team. Theme: Salute to Louis Armstrong
Final: Dallas 24, Miami 3
MVP: Roger Staubach
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Super Bowl VII Jan. 14, 1973
Anthem: Little Angels of Holy Angels Church (Chicago)
Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo 17 crew
Half-time: University of Michigan Band & Woody Herman. Theme: Happiness Is.
Final: Miami 14, Washington 7
MVP: Jake Scott
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Super Bowl VIII Jan. 13, 1974
Anthem: Charlie Pride
Half-time: University of Texas Band. Theme: A Musical America.
Final: Miami 24, Minnesota 7
MVP: Larry Csonka
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Super Bowl IX Jan. 12, 1975
Anthem: Grambling University Band
Half-time: Mercer Ellington & Grambling University Bands. Theme: Tribute to Duke Ellington.
Final: Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
MVP: Franco Harris
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Super Bowl X Jan. 18, 1976
Anthem: Tom Sullivan
Half-time: Up With People. Theme: 200 Years and Just a Baby-America’s Bicentennial Tribute.
Final: Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
MVP: Lynn Swann
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Super Bowl XI Jan.  9, 1977
Anthem: Vicki Carr
Half-time: Los Angeles Unified All-City Band & Crowd Participation. Theme: It’s A Small World (Disney).
Final: Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
MVP: Fred Biletnikoff
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Super Bowl XII Jan. 15, 1978
Anthem: Phyllis Kelly of NE Louisiana State University
Half-time: Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain & Al Hirt. Theme: From Paris to Paris of America
Final: Dallas 27, Denver 10
MVP: Randy White, Harvey Martin
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Super Bowl XIII Jan. 21, 1979
Anthem: The Colgate Thirteen
Half-time: Ken Hamilton, various Caribbean Bands. Theme: Carnival Salute to Caribbean.
Final: Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
MVP: Terry Bradshaw
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Super Bowl XIV Jan. 20, 1980
Anthem: Cheryl Ladd
Half-time: Up with People Salute to the Big Band Era
Final: Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19
MVP: Terry Bradshaw
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Super Bowl XV Jan. 25, 1981
Anthem: Helen O’Connell
Half-time: Southern University Band, Helen O’Connell. Theme: Mardi Gras Festival.
Final: Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
MVP: Jim Plunkett
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Super Bowl XVI Jan. 24, 1982
Anthem: Diana Ross
Half-time: Up with People Salute to the ’60s and Motown
Final: San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
MVP: Joe Montana
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Super Bowl XVII Jan. 30, 1983
Anthem: Leslie Esterbrook
Half-time: Los Angeles Super Drill Team. Theme: KaleidoSUPERscope
Final: Washington 27, Miami 17
MVP: John Riggins
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Super Bowl XVIII Jan. 22, 1984
Anthem: Barry Manilow
Half-time: University of Florida and Florida State University Bands. Theme: Disney Salute to Superstars of Silver Screen.
Final: L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9
MVP: Marcus Allen
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Super Bowl XIX Jan. 20, 1985
Anthem: Children’s Choir of San Francisco
Half-time: U-S Air Force Band: “Tops in Blue.” Theme: World of Children’s Dreams
Final: San Francisco 38, Miami 16
MVP: Joe Montana
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Super Bowl XX Jan. 26, 1986
Anthem: Wynton Marsalis
Half-time: Up with People Beat of the Future
Final: Chicago 46, New England 10
MVP: Richard Dent
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Super Bowl XXI Jan. 25, 1987
Anthem: Neil Diamond
Half-time: Disney Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary; various Southern California-area high school drill teams and dancers.
Final: N.Y. Giants 39, Denver 20
MVP: Phil Simms
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Super Bowl XXII Jan. 31, 1988
Anthem: Herb Alpert
Half-time: Chubby Checker/Rockettes & 88 grand pianos. Theme: Radio City Something Grand
Final: Washington 42, Denver 10
MVP: Doug Williams
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Super Bowl XXIII Jan. 22, 1989
Anthem: Billy Joel
Half-time: South Florida-area dancers and performers & 3-D effects. Theme: Be Bop Bamboozled
Final: San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
MVP: Jerry Rice
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Super Bowl XXIV Jan. 28, 1990
Anthem: Aaron Neville
Half-time: Pete Fountain/Doug Kershaw/Irma Thomas. Theme: Salute to New Orleans /Snoopy’s 40th Birthday
Final: San Francisco 55, Denver 10
MVP: Joe Montana
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Super Bowl XXV Jan. 27, 1991
Anthem: Whitney Houston
Half-time: New Kids on the Block. Theme: A Small World Salute to 25 Years of Super Bowl
Final: N.Y. Giants 20, Buffalo 19
MVP: Ottis Anderson
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Super Bowl XXVI Jan. 26, 1992
Anthem: Harry Connick, Jr.
Half-time: Gloria Estefan/Brian Boitano/Dorothy Hamill. Theme: Winter Magic
Final: Washington 37, Buffalo 24
MVP: Mark Rypien
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Super Bowl XXVII Jan. 31, 1993
Anthem: Garth Brooks
Half-time: Michael Jackson & 3,500 local children. Theme: Heal The World
Final: Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
MVP: Troy Aikman
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Super Bowl XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994
Anthem: Natalie Cole
Half-time: Clint Black /Tanya Tucker /Travis Tritt /Wynonna & Naomi Judd. Theme: Rockin’ Country Sunday.
Final: Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
MVP: Emmitt Smith
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Super Bowl XXIX Jan. 29, 1995
Anthem: Kathie Lee Gifford
Half-time: Patti LaBelle/Tony Bennett /Arturo Sandoval /Miami Sound Machine. Theme: Indiana Jones & Temple of Forbidden Eye.
Final: San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
MVP: Steve Young
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Super Bowl XXX Jan. 28, 1996
Anthem: Vanessa Williams
Half-time: Diana Ross. Theme: Take Me Higher-Celebration of 30 years of Super Bowl.
Final: Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
MVP: Larry Brown
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Super Bowl XXXI Jan. 26, 1997
Anthem: Luther Vandross
Half-time: Blues Brothers-Dan Akroyd, John Goodman, James Belushi /ZZ Top /James Brown. Theme: Blues Brothers Bash.
Final: Green Bay 35, New England 21
MVP: Desmond Howard
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Super Bowl XXXII Jan. 25, 1998
Anthem: Jewel
Half-time: Boyz II Men /Smokey Robinson /Martha Reeves /Temptations /Queen Latifah. Theme: Salute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary.
Final: Denver 31, Green Bay 24
MVP: Terrell Davis
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Super Bowl XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999
Anthem: Cher
Half-time: Stevie Wonder /Gloria Estefan /Big Bad Voodoo Daddy /tap dancer Savion Glover. Theme: Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing.
Final: Denver 34, Atlanta 19
MVP: John Elway
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Super Bowl XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000
Anthem: Faith Hill
Half-time: Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, 80-person choir. Theme: Tapestry of Nations
Final: St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
MVP: Kurt Warner
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Super Bowl XXXV Jan. 28, 2001
Anthem: Backstreet Boys
“America The Beautiful” performed by Ray Charles
Half-time: Aerosmith and *NSYNC
Final: Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7
MVP: Ray Lewis
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Super Bowl XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002
Anthem: Mariah Carey
Half-time: U2
Final: New England 20, St. Louis 17
MVP: Tom Brady
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Super Bowl XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003
Anthem: Dixie Chicks
Half-time: Shania Twain
Final: Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
MVP: Dexter Jackson
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Super Bowl XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004
Anthem: Beyoncé Knowles
Half-time: Janet Jackson
Final: New England 32, Carolina 29
MVP: Tom Brady
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Super Bowl XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005
Anthem: Alicia Keys
Half-time: Paul McCartney
Final: New England 24, Philadelphia 21
MVP: Deion Branch
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Super Bowl XL Feb. 5, 2006
Pre-game: Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, India Arie, John Legend.
Anthem: Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin with Dr John on Piano
Half-time: The Rolling Stones
Final: Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10
MVP: Hines Ward
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Super Bowl XLI Feb. 4, 2007
Pre-game entertainment: Cirque du Soleil;
Anthem: Billy Joel. Sign language version by Marlee Matlin.
Half-time: Prince and the Florida A&M University Marching 100.
Final: Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17
MVP: Peyton Manning
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Super Bowl XLII Feb 3, 2008
Pre-game entertainment: Willie Nelson and Sara Evans (pre-game VIP tailgate party), Alicia Keys.
Anthem: Jordin Sparks.
Half-time: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (Paula Abdul, Soulja Boy).
Final: NY Giants 17, New England Patriots 14
MVP: Eli Manning
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Super Bowl XLIII Feb 1, 2008
Pre-game entertainment: Journey, John Legend, Faith Hill.
Anthem: Jennifer Hudson.
Half-time: Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band.
Final:
MVP: