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The best Super Bowl moment: Tracy Porter seals it for the Saints

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“It’s picked off! It’s picked off! It’s Tracy Porter again!” -Jim Henderson

Super Bowl XLIV Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Super Bowl LII (or 52) is set, as the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX from the 2004 season. When you think about the previous 51 matchups, there’s sure to be a bunch of memorable moments and plays you can easily recall based on your football experiences. As a younger lad, I fondly recall watching old Super Bowls via VHS tapes that my grandfather had taped over the decades I wasn’t in existence. Watching what’s now viewed as ‘classic’ or ‘nostalgic’ football is certainly fun.

In honor of the historic event that sees millions upon millions of people gather around their TVs to witness this unique spectacle, SB Nation NFL team sites will be covering several themes this week related to the Super Bowl. Today’s is all about the best moment.

For the New Orleans Saints, there might have been only one appearance, but they sure did make it count. Needless to say, Tracy Porter’s pick-six of Peyton Manning to seal their first Lombardi Trophy from the 2009 season ranks as the best Super Bowl moment. It still gives me chills, and this sums it all up.

Some of my other favorites (in no particular order):

  • Ambush (Super Bowl XLIV: Saints vs. Colts)
  • Malcolm Butler seals it at the goal line (Super Bowl XLIX: Seahawks vs. Patriots)
  • John Elway does the helicopter (Super Bowl XXXII: Packers vs. Broncos)
  • William Perry’s rushing touchdown (Super Bowl XX: Bears vs. Patriots)
  • Goal line stand (Super Bowl XVI: Bengals vs. 49ers)
  • David Tyree’s unbelievable catch (Super Bowl XLII: Giants vs. Patriots)
  • Lynn Swann’s crazy concentration (Super Bowl X: Steelers vs. Cowboys)

Not much else could be said about Porter’s pick, other than the many emotions that developed when the realization hit that the Saints were going to win it all. The voice of Jim Henderson is all you need to relive the moment.

What was your favorite Super Bowl moment ever?