Super Bowl

Season 8 Episode 1

Super Bowl VIII - Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings

Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Jan 13, 1974 on CBS
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Super Bowl VIII - Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings

Super Bowl VIII between the AFC Champion Miami Dolphins and the NFC Champion Minnesota Vikings at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Final Score: Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7

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  • Worst Super Bowl Ever.

    In my mind this is definetly NOT the greatest Super Bowl ever played. Let me just start of by saying that this game was not really the most exciting Super Bowl game ever played, it was pretty much one sideed the whole entire time, the longest touchdown of the game was a 4 yard touchdown run by Miami Dolphins Fullback Larry Csonka, Miami Dolphins Quarterback Bob Griese only completed only 6 of 7 passes, and he threw for only 73 yards?! Come on! You CANNOT tell that that this IS the greatest Super Bowl ever played. And I know that a lot of people out there think differently about what the worst Super Bowl ever played is, so i'm just going to say that it is definetly not the greatest Super Bowl ever. Plus, I'ts the Super Bowl for crying out loud! Who doesn't love the Super Bowl? Am I right?moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (12)

    • Final Score
      Miami Dolphins 24
      Minnesota Vikings 7

    • Miami Dolphins Running Back Larry Csonka was named Super Bowl VIII MVP.

    • Coaching Staffs
      Don Shula (Head Coach) (2-2 in Super Bowls)
      Bill Arnsparger (Assistant Head Coach)
      Monte Clark (Offensive Line)
      Tom Keane (Defensive Backfield)
      Bill McPeak (Offense Mike)
      Mike Scarry (Defensive Line)
      Carl Taseff (Offensive Backfield)

      Bud Grant (Head Coach) (0-2 in Super Bowls)
      Neill Armstrong (Defense)
      Jerry Burns (Offense)
      Bus Mertes (Offensive Backfield)
      John Michels (Offensive Line)
      Jocko Nelson (Linebackers)
      Jack Patera (Defensive Line)

    • Path to the Super Bowl
      Miami Dolphins
      AFC East Champions (12-2)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated AFC Central Champion Cincinnati Bengals 34-16.
      Championship Game: defeated AFC West Champion Oakland Raiders 27-10.

      Minnesota Vikings
      NFC Central Champions (12-2)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated Wild Card Champion Washington Redskins 27-20.
      NFC Championship Game: defeated NFC East Champion Dallas Cowboys 27-10.

    • The victory improved the Kansas City Chiefs' franchise Super Bowl record to 2-1.
      The loss dropped the Minnesota Vikings' franchise Super Bowl record to 0-2.

    • The Miami Dolphins received a winner's share of $15,000. The Minnesota Vikings received a loser's share of $7,500.

    • The average cost of a 30-second commercial was $107,000.

    • The face value of Super Bowl VIII tickets was $15.

    • Miami was designated the home team for Super Bowl VIII. They wore aqua jerseys and white pants while Minnesota wore white jerseys and white pants.

    • The Miami Dolphins were 6.5 point favorites.

    • The Miami Dolphins became the second team to win back-to-back Super Bowls having defeated the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII. The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowls I and II.

    • This was the first Super Bowl in which neither team was making their Super Bowl debut.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Super Bowl Rosters
      Miami Dolphins
      #40 Dick Anderson (SS) *
      #49 Charlie Babb (S)
      #51 Larry Ball (LB)
      #58 Bruce Bannon (LB)
      #86 Marlin Briscoe (WR) *
      #85 Nick Buoniconti (MLB) *
      #77 Doug Crusan (T)
      #39 Larry Csonka (RB) *
      #83 Vern Den Herder (LDE) *
      #73 Norm Evans (RT) *
      #75 Manny Fernandez (LDT) *
      #80 Marv Fleming (TE)
      #25 Tim Foley (CB)
      #55 Irv Goode (C/G)
      #12 Bob Griese (QB) *
      #72 Bob Heinz (RDT) *
      #45 Curtis Johnson (RCB) *
      #21 Jim Kiick (RB)
      #57 Mike Kolen (ROLB) *
      #67 Bob Kuechenberg (LG) *
      #62 Jim Langer (C) *
      #66 Larry Little (RG) *
      #88 Jim Mandich (TE) *
      #53 Bob Matheson (LB)
      #65 Maulty Moore (DT)
      #79 Wayne Moore (LT) *
      #15 Earl Morral (QB)
      #22 Mercury Morris (RB) *
      #26 Lloyd Mumphord (LCB) *
      #64 Ed Newman (G)
      #36 Don Nottingham (RB)
      #13 Jake Scott (SS) *
      #20 Larry Seiple (TE/P)
      #34 Ron Sellers (WR) (DNP)
      #84 Bill Stanfill (RDE) *
      #48 Henry Stuckey (CB)
      #59 Doug Swift (LOLB) *
      #81 Howard Twilley (WR)
      #42 Paul Warfield (WR) *
      #1 Garo Yepremian (K)

      Minnesota Vikings
      #67 Grady Alderman (LT) *
      #17 Bob Berry (QB) (DNP)
      #30 Bill Brown (RB)
      #24 Terry Brown (S)
      #20 Bobby Bryant (RCB) *
      #14 Fred Cox (K)
      #84 Carroll Dale (WR) *
      #11 Mike Eischeid (P)
      #81 Carl Eller (LDE) *
      #44 Chuck Foreman (RB) *
      #66 Frank Gallagher (RG) *
      #42 John Gilliam (WR) *
      #68 Charlie Goodrum (T/G)
      #58 Wally Hilgenberg (ROLB) *
      #89 Doug Kingsriter (TE)
      #22 Paul Krause (FS) *
      #77 Gary Larsen (LDT) *
      #82 Jim Lash (WR)
      #65 Steve Lawson (G) (DNP)
      #75 Bob Lurtsema (DT/DE)
      #49 Ed Marinaro (RB)
      #70 Jim Marshall (RDE) *
      #55 Amos Martin (LB)
      #41 Dave Osborn (RB)
      #88 Alan Page (RDT) *
      #52 Ron Porter (LB)
      #32 Oscar Reed (RB) *
      #50 Jeff Siemon (MLB) *
      #69 Doug Sutherland (DT)
      #10 Fran Tarkenton (QB) *
      #53 Mick Tingelhoff (C) *
      #83 Stu Voigt (TE) *
      #40 Charlie West (CB)
      #62 Ed White (LG) *
      #60 Roy Winston (LOLB) *
      #23 Jeff Wright (SS) *
      #43 Nate Wright (LCB) *
      #73 Ron Yary (RT) *
      #51 Godfrey Zaunbrecher (C) (DNP)

      * Starters
      DNP - Did Not Play

    • Referee: Ben Dreith (12) (coin toss)
      Umpire: Ralph Morcroft (15)
      Head Linesman: Leo Miles (35)
      Line Judge: Jack Fette (39)
      Field Judge: Fritz Graf (34)
      Back Judge: Stan Javie (29)

    • Super Bowl VIII Entertainment:
      Pregame: University of Texas at Austin Band
      Anthem: Charlie Pride
      Half Time: A Musical America with the University of Texas at Austin Band (produced by Jim Skinner)