- Super Bowl XXV – New York Giants won 20–19 over the Buffalo Bills
- Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills is named the NFL MVP
- Orange Bowl (1990 season):
- Desmond Howard, University of Michigan wide receiver seals the Heisman Trophy with a 93-yard punt return in Michigan's 31–3 hammering of Ohio State.
- World Bowl ‘91: London Monarchs won 21–0 over the Barcelona Dragons in the inaugural World Bowl.
- Quarterback Stan Gelbaugh of the London Monarchs is named the World League of American Football's inaugural seasons Most Valuable Player
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