Pro FootballDJIA

    19
    Ten former American Football League teams played in 29 of 36 Super Bowls prior to the 2003 game. And the Wall Street Super Bowl tale goes like this: If the AFL club wins the game, the Dow Jones drops that year. If the AFL club loses, the Dow rises that year.

    That outcome has held true for 25 of those 29 years, making the game a predictor of the Dow’s performance 86 percent of the time.

    Here are the years the games were played, the Super Bowl result, where the Dow stood at the beginning and end of that year, and whether the predicted outcome was right or not.

                Super Bowl                  Dow on            Dow on            Predicted
    Year    Result                         Jan. 1                Dec. 31             Outcome
    2002    New England 20,
                St. Louis 17                  10646                10021                   Right
    2000    St. Louis 23,
                Tennessee 16                11357                10786                  Wrong
    1999    Denver 34,
                Atlanta 19                     9184                  11497                  Wrong
    1998    Denver 31,
                Green Bay 24                7965                  9181                    Wrong
    1997    Green Bay 35,
                New England 21           6442                  7908                     Right
    1995    San Francisco 49,
                San Diego 26                 3838                  5117                     Right
    1994   Dallas 30,
                Buffalo 13                      3756                  3834                     Right
    1993    Dallas 52,
                Buffalo 17                      3309                  3754                     Right
    1992   Washington 37,
                Buffalo 24                     3172                  3301                     Right
    1991   N.Y. Giants 20,
               Buffalo 19                       2610                  3168                     Right
    1990   San Francisco 55,
               Denver 10                       2810                  2663                    Wrong
    1989  San Francisco 20,
              Cincinnati 16                   2144                   2753                     Right
    1988   Washington 42,
               Denver 10                      2015                  2168                     Right
    1987   N.Y. Giants 39,
               Denver 20                       1927                  1938                     Right
    1986   Chicago 46,
               New England 10             1537                  1895                     Right
    1985   San Francisco 38,
               Miami 16                         1198                  1546                     Right
    1983   L.A. Raiders 38,
               Washington 9                  1252                  1211                      Right
    1983   Washington 27,
               Miami 17                         1027                  1258                      Right
    1982   San Francisco 26,
               Cincinnati 21                   882                    1046                      Right
    1981   Oakland 27,
               Philadelphia 10                950                     882                       Right
    1978   Dallas 27,
               Denver 10                        800                     807                       Right
    1977  Oakland 32,
              Minnesota 14                   1000                    800                       Right
    1974  Miami 24,
              Minnesota 7                      800                     650                       Right
    1973  Miami 14,
              Washington 7                   1050                    800                       Right
    1972  Dallas 24,
              Miami 3                             900                    1049                      Right
    1970  Kansas City 23,
              Minnesota 7                      800                     811                      Wrong
    1969   N.Y. Jets 16,
               Baltimore 7                     1025                    800                        Right
    1968   Green Bay 33,
               Oakland 14                      910                    1025                       Right
    1967   Green Bay 35,
               Kansas City 10                 800                     910                       Right

    Tampa Bay beat Oakland, an old AFL team, this year, and the Dow started the year at 10073.

    Boston/New England, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas/Kansas City, Denver, Houston/Tennessee, Los Angeles/San Diego, Miami, NY Jets and Oakland/LA/Oakland make up the 10 AFL clubs.

    Note: A former AFL team did not play in the 2001, 1996, 1980, 1979, 1976, 1975, and 1971 Super Bowls. The Dow Jones averages were rounded for space concerns.

    Sources: SuperBowl.com and djindexes.com.

    Facebook Comments