Date: 1/31/1988
Super Bowl: XXII
Matchup: Redskins vs. Broncos
Location: San Diego

As the legend goes, on media day a reporter by the name of Butch John who wrote for Jackson, MS's Clarion-Ledger asked Williams, "How long have you been a black quarterback?" Since he wasn't Michael Jackson, he had always been black. He had probably been a quarterback since high school. While this wasn't actually what Williams was asked (apparently, the real question was "it's obvious you've always been a black quarterback all your life. When did it start to matter?"), it nevertheless created quite a stir before the game was even played. When the teams finally did play, Williams proved that he was an exceptional player as he threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns to win game MVP honors.