Top Moments as a Newspaper Photographer - #2

April 30, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

4 Super Bowls!!!! I have been fortunate enough to be assigned to photograph Super Bowls XXX, XL, XLIII, and XLV. 

Super Bowl XXX - This was my first, and in many ways, my favorite to shoot. It was huge, but not as big as it would grow into over the next 15 years. The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Dallas Cowboys, and when the newspaper had to readjust our travel plans, that left me with an extra couple days in Arizona.

Super Bowl XL - This also was my favorite Super Bowl to cover in many ways. I covered all of the home game and traveled to all of the away games this season. With a very pregnant wife, someone was hoping the Steelers would just lose so I could be home. But they kept winning, until they defeated the Seattle Seahawks for that fifth ring.

Super Bowl XLIII - An amazing game to photograph. There were so many memorable moments in this game. My personal favorite was being on  James Harrison's 103 yard Pick 6 for 100+ frames. 

Super Bowl XLV - My last Super Bowl as a Tribune-Review photographer. The Steelers lost this one to the Green Bay Packers in a game that produced some decent images, but not my finest work. I still want one for the thumb. For me, I plan on attending some Super Bowl with my son as a fan just to complete the ring. ptr-XXX3-012916ptr-XXX3-012916The Steelers' Bam Morris gets stripped of the ball during Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday, Jan. 27, 1996. The Cowboys won the game 27-17. ptr-XXX1-012916ptr-XXX1-012916The Steelers' Kevin Greene sits dejected on the bench in the closing moments of a Super Bowl XXX loss to the Cowboys in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday, Jan. 27, 1996. ptr-XXX4-012916ptr-XXX4-012916Emmitt Smith is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his second touchdown during Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday, Jan. 27, 1996. The Cowboys beat the Steelers 27-17. PGP XL POSTGAME 1PGP XL POSTGAME 1Hines Ward after the game
Super Bowl, February 5, 2006
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Super Bowl, February 5, 2006
PGP superbowl 0207PGP superbowl 0207FOURTH QUARTER- Greenbay's Jordy Nelson dives for the endzone inside Cowboy Stadium during Super Bowl XLV, February 6, 2011 (PHILIP PAVELY | TRIBUNE-REVIEW). PGP superbowl 0207 03PGP superbowl 0207 03PGP superbowl 0207 02

Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace and Green Bay's Charles Woodson go for the ball at the same time during Super Bowl XLV, Sunday, February 06, 2011. (Phil Pavely | Tribune-Review)


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