“I’ve never watched the game on television, I’ve had one of the most unique experiences in sports.” Sports Illustrated contributing photographer Walter Iooss Jr has been to now all 51 Super Bowls and has witnessed the extraordinary transformation of the NFL franchise. “Super Bowl III established the Super Bowl for me, with my favorite quarterback Joe Namath of the Jets and Johnny Unitas of the Colts. After that it started to become something like the Grammy’s.” Below are Iooss’s top moments from every Super Bowl played. From the bitter losses, to the victorious comebacks Iooss captures the spirit and excitement of one of the most recognizable championships in the world.
In this week’s episode of the SI Vault Podcast, host Ted Keith talks with legendary Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss, Jr., one of only a handful of people that has attended every Super Bowl in NFL history.
SI's best photos from Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history lifting New England from a 25-point hole to the Patriots' fifth NFL championship in the first Super Bowl overtime. The Patriots scored 19 points in the final quarter, including a pair of 2-point conversions, then marched relentlessly to James White's 2-yard touchdown run in overtime to beat the Falcons 34-28.