Coach Norv Turner Speaks On The 1993 Superbowl And Michael Jackson’s Half Time Performance

Sources: – By Lindsay Young | All Things Michael


When Vikings Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner held the same role for the Cowboys, he not only won Super Bowl XXVII in 1993 but also witnessed Michael Jackson’s halftime performance.

Turner recalled two Troy Aikman touchdown passes that occurred within an 18-second window to wrap up the first half when he spoke with “Voice of the Vikings” Paul Allen on KFAN 100.3-FM Thursday morning as part of this week’s “Super Bowl Stories” segment on the 9 to Noon show.

“I hate to be this way, but we scored twice in the last four minutes of the half and went up 28-10,” said Turner, hesitant to revel in the score.  “We did what we had to do and went into the locker room for halftime. Halftime is so long, we hustled back up to the press box and I actually got to see most of Michael Jackson’s show. It was being a fan for a few minutes.”


Aside from the late King of Pop performing, Turner told Allen that the Super Bowl is just like any other game.

“You know, there’s a lot going on in the two weeks before – and in our second Super Bowl we only had a week, which I thought was too fast – but the thing [former Cowboys Head Coach Jimmy Johnson] stressed and we reiterated for him was, ‘Once this ball is kicked off, it’s like every game you’ve been playing since you started playing football,’ ” Turner said. “The things that win during a Super Bowl are the things that win during a regular season.”

The Cowboys defeated the Bills in both Super Bowl XXVII and Super Bowl XXVIII, during which time Turner was coaching Aikman, a Hall of Famer who totaled three Super Bowl championships and six Pro Bowls.


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