Simms was the MVP of that game, going 22-for-25 passing with 3 TDs and was the first player to utter the phrase "I'm going to Disneyland (World)".
After this session I spoke with Simms about that picture-perfect day and his near-perfect game:
JF: I was standing in the end zone when you guys came out to warm up that day. I said to the group I was with - 'Wow, Simms has some extra zip on the ball today'
Simms: Who, me? I really didn't think that at the time.
JF: Well, we thought so. And then all game long people were saying 'Imagine if Simms played in warm weather all the time.'
Simms: Oh yeah, that. Sure. Hey, you know what, I remember a game in Miami. It was raining, even. I threw a pass and then stood there and watched it. I said, 'Heck, this is easy. Anyone can do this..'
The man underestimates his career. Simms was relegated to handing off most Sundays. In my book, he was every bit as good as his contemporaries, many who are Canton now. He just wasn't given the chance.
The Parcells Giants were a run-first team. A smashmouth team. Simms was his guy, even though they clashed often and Simms hated playing for him - until it was all over.
When Parcells left in 1991, Simms said he was not sorry to see him go. "It was the first time I took a deep breath in eight years." But he also said the reason the Giants were great was because Parcells applied the pressure non-stop.
Here's our guerilla video shot with my trusty iPhone....