BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Where were you 20 years ago? It's a good bet you were watching the Bills lose their very first Super Bowl after that notorious wide-right kick by Scott Norwood. News 4's Jacquie Walker was covering the game in Tampa that night, and she remembers it well.
The Bills' trip to Super Bowl XXV was historic. It was the team's first twirl at the big dance where even the voice of the Bills got into the act, and the first "super" experience for Bills fans.
But it was also the first time the Super Bowl had been played under such extreme security. The war in the Persian Gulf almost forced the postponement of the game for fear of a terrorist attack.
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said, "I don't think there is a specific point. We're just going to use our best judgment in the circumstances as we look at the events unfolding in the Middle East."
The game was played January 27th, 1991, with all 75,000 fans passing through metal detectors. Cameras and radios weren't allowed in Tampa Stadium, and 500 police officers kept watch.
John Kutlack from Lancaster said, "I've never seen so many police cars. Police are all over the place. Excellent. A little bit too much, though."
But the biggest problem for so many fans was they were so excited about the Bills biggest game, they descended on Tampa without tickets.
Mark Walters of Hamburg said, "A lot of money [offered]. $1,700 a piece so far. No way, we're not letting our tickets go for nothing."
As it turned out, I joined hundreds of Bills fans without tickets who wound up watching the game projected onto the wall of a shopping center across the street from the stadium.
Arnie Meyers from Alden said, "I'd rather be down here watching it in Tampa Bay. This is great. We're having a great time down here."
Folks did have a great time, until those closing seconds when the phrase "wide right" left a permanent scar. Bills fans left Tampa Stadium absolutely stunned.
An unidentified Bills fan said, "I cried after that field goal miss. They played a great game. We still love 'em. We still love 'em."
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