World Bowl 2001
Dragons vs. Thunder
Rap artist Coolio had been the musical highlight of World Bowl 2001 in Amsterdam where the Berlin Thunder and head coach Peter Vaas did win their first of a pair of championships against the Barcelona Dragons with quarterback Jarious Jackson under head coach Jack Bicknell, who had won 8 from their 10 regular season games.
World Bowl 2001 videos
NFL World Bowl Highlights and interviews
Dragons vs. Berlin Thunder
Game video 1 | video 2
Jackson on the field
Welcome to World Bowl 2001
Just like in 1999 Jack Bicknell and his Barcelona Dragons were rated as the strongest team in the League and again in 2001 they were stopped by an underdog team.
Peter Vaas had been in a great mood after the match and he gave a video interview right on the field.
Photos and video interviews from Peter Vaas
Before the game NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and player Union chairman and Hall of Famer Gene "Upton" Upshaw had congratulated Berlin Thunder GM Michael Lang and his receiver Joerg Heckenbach to their World Bowl 2001 berth.
Jaguars' quarterback Jonathan Quinn had also played for the Chicago Bears and the Kansas City Chiefs for all together 7 seasons during which he had produced 1,161 yards, 4 TDs and 7 interceptions for a rating of 60.4. And in the World Bowl he had thrown 3 TD passes.
Dwaune Jones had been a preferred connection for Jonathan Quinn when converting two of his passes into touchdowns.
Denver Broncos quarterback Jarious Jackson had been superb throughout the entire season but in the World Bowl he had not been as productive as his opponent.
Jarious Jackson video, photos, info
Berlin Thunder running back Rodnick Phillips had contributed 18 yards with 6 attempts.