Who was the first NFL player to shout, “I’m going to Disney World!” after a Super Bowl victory?
Answer: “I’m going to Disney World!” is an advertising slogan used in a series of television commercials by The Walt Disney Company to promote the company’s theme park resorts. The commercials most often are broadcast following the Super Bowl and typically feature an NFL player shouting the phrase immediately after the championship game. In 1987, The New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms kicked off the tradition after the Giants beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XXI.
Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1954) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire 14-year professional career playing for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).
He is currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network. After playing college football at Morehead State University, Simms was drafted in the first round by the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) with the number seven selection overall in the 1979 NFL Draft. Simms was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Super Bowl XXI, after he led the Giants to a 39–20 victory over the Denver Broncos and set the record for highest completion percentage in a Super Bowl, completing 22 of 25 passes (88%). He also was named to the Pro Bowl for his performances in the 1985 and 1993 seasons.
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