8. Janet Jackson's "Wardrobe Malfunction"
Matchup: Patriots vs. Panthers
It's pretty hard for anyone to steal the spotlight from the Super Bowl. However, Janet Jackson's right nipple is not just anybody. Never mind the fact that it overshadowed a thrilling second half between the Patriots and Panthers that in the 4th quarter alone saw 37 points scored and another Adam Vinatieri game-winning field goal; this one incident changed the way we watch television.
Thanks to the infamous "wardrobe malfunction," all live television events are aired with a 10-second delay that previously did not exist. It led to an act of Congress (the "Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005" if you're interested in some really dry reading) and, in perhaps the greatest tragedy of all, caused the Victoria's Secret fashion show to be canceled.