Super Bowl

Season 14 Episode 1

Super Bowl XIV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams

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Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Jan 20, 1980 on CBS
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Super Bowl XIV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams
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Super Bowl XIV between the AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Final Score: Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Los Angeles Rams 19

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  • Unlikely competitive matchup turns into exciting game.

    8.3
    The first thing that needs to be said about this game is that it has the largest attendance in football history, with over 100,000 people attending the game. The second thing worth mentioning is that this matchup seemed like it was taken from Heaven can Wait movie, as a few things were eeriely similar. One being new owner, backup leads team to Super Bowl, same two teams played. The Steelers were heavy favors going into this game, number one because of Steelers championship experience, number two because of their records, and the fact that the Rams best defensive player Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood came into this game with a broken leg. Though this game was a lot more competitive then people thought, the Rams even had a 19-17 lead going into the 4th quarter. But the Steelers fired back with a 73 yard TD reception by John Stallworth, which in part was given up by free safety Eddie Brown who didn't give help to CB Rod Perry, after punts were exchanged. The Rams started to put together a nice drive, until Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Lambert put a end to that with a decisive interception. Steelers put together a nice drive to get a one yard TD run by Hall of Famer runningback Franco Harris to put the game out of reach. It capped the game for the Steelers with a 31-19 win and giving them their 4 Super Bowl trophy in team history.moreless
Pat Summerall

Pat Summerall

Play-By-Play Announcer

Tom Brookshier

Tom Brookshier

Color Commentator

Irv Cross

Irv Cross

Pregame Analyst / Sideline Reporter

Brent Musburger

Brent Musburger

Pregame Host

Jack Whitaker

Jack Whitaker

Pregame Contributor

Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder

Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder

Pregame Analyst

Jayne Kennedy

Jayne Kennedy

Pregame Contributor / Sideline Reporter

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (13)

    • Final Score:
      Pittsburgh Steelers 31
      Los Angeles Rams 19

    • Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Terry Bradshaw was named Super Bowl XIV MVP. It's Bradshaw's second consecutive award and he becomes the second man to win the award in consecutive years. Bart Starr of the Green Bay Packers was named MVP in Super Bowls I and II.

    • Coaching Staffs
      Pittsburgh Steelers
      Chuck Noll (Head Coach) (4-0 in Super Bowls)
      Rollie Dotsch (Offensive Line)
      Dick Hoak (Offensive Backfield)
      Tom Moore (Receivers)
      George Perles (Assistant Head Coach)
      Lou Riecke (Strength)
      Paul Uram (Flexibility)
      Dick Walker (Defensive Backfield)
      Woody Widenhofer (Defensive Coordinator)

      Los Angeles Rams
      Ray Malavasi (Head Coach) (0-1 in Super Bowls)
      Bud Carson (Defensive Coordinator)
      Clyde Evans (Strength)
      Jack Faulkner (Offensive Backfield)
      Bill Hickman (Administrative Assistant)
      Paul Lanham (Special Teams)
      Frank Lauterbur (Linebackers)
      Dan Radakovich (Offensive Line)
      Lionel Taylor (Receivers)
      LaVern Torgeson (Defensive Line)

    • Path to the Super Bowl
      Pittsburgh Steelers
      AFC Central Champions (12-4)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated AFC East Champion Miami Dolphins 34-14.
      Championship Game: defeated Wild Card Houston Oilers 27-13.

      Los Angeles Rams
      NFC West Champions (9-7)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated NFC West Champion Dallas Cowboys 21-19.
      Championship Game: defeated NFC Central Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0.

    • The victory improved the Pittsburgh Steelers' franchise Super Bowl record to 4-0.
      This is the Los Angeles Rams first appearance in the Super Bowl.

    • The coin toss was performed by Art Rooney.

    • This is the second Super Bowl to be played at the Rose Bowl. The facility also hosted Super Bowl XI.

    • The Pittsburgh Steelers received a winner's share of $18,000. The Los Angeles Rams received a loser's share of $9,000.

    • The average cost of a 30-second commercial was $275,000.

    • The face value of Super Bowl XIV tickets was $30.

    • Pittsburgh was designated the home team for Super Bowl XIV. They wore black jerseys and gold pants while Los Angeles wore white jerseys and gold pants.

    • The Pittsburgh Steelers were 10.5 point favorites.

    • Super Bowl XIV's attendance of 103,985 is the highest attendance in Super Bowl history. The previous record of 103,438 was set in Super Bowl XI, also at the Rose Bowl.

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  • NOTES (3)

    • Super Bowl Rosters
      Pittsburgh Steelers
      #33 Anthony Anderson (RB)
      #30 Larry Anderson (CB/KR)
      #9 Matt Bahr (K)
      #76 John Banaszak (RDE) *
      #65 Tom Beasley (DT)
      #83 Theo Bell (WR/KR)
      #20 Rocky Bleier (RB) *
      #47 Mel Blount (RCB) *
      #12 Terry Bradshaw (QB) *
      #79 Larry Brown (RT) *
      #56 Robin Cole (ROLB) *
      #5 Craig Colquitt (P)
      #77 Steve Courson (G)
      #89 Bennie Cunningham (TE) *
      #57 Samuel Davis (LG) *
      #63 Thom Dornbrook (C/G)
      #67 Gary Dunn (RDT) *
      #64 Steve Furness (DT/DE)
      #50 Tom Graves (LB)
      #75 Joe Greene (LDT) *
      #68 L.C. Greenwood (LDE) *
      #84 Randy Grossman (TE)
      #59 Jack Ham (LB) (DNP)
      #32 Franco Harris (RB) *
      #27 Greg Hawthorne (RB)
      #29 Ron Johnson (LCB) *
      #55 Jon Kolb (LT) *
      #15 Mike Kruczek (QB) (DNP)
      #58 Jack Lambert (MLB) *
      #39 Rick Moser (RB)
      #72 Gerry Mullins (RG) *
      #66 Ted Petersen (T/C)
      #31 Donnie Shell (SS) *
      #86 Jim Smith (WR/KR)
      #82 John Stallworth (WR) *
      #18 Cliff Stoudt (QB) (DNP)
      #88 Lynn Swann (WR) *
      #38 Sidney Thornton (RB)
      #24 J.T. Thomas (FS) *
      #51 Loren Toews (LB)
      #54 Zack Valentine (LB)
      #52 Mike Webster (C) *
      #78 Dwight White (DE)
      #53 Dennis Winston (LOLB) *
      #49 Dwayne Woodruff (CB)

      Los Angeles Rams
      #52 George Andrews (LB)
      #62 Bill Bain (G)
      #90 Larry Brooks (DT) *
      #25 Eddie Brown (S/KR)
      #59 Bob Brudzinski (ROLB) *
      #32 Cullen Bryant (RB) *
      #13 Ken Clark (P)
      #3 Frank Corral (K)
      #21 Nolan Cromwell (FS) *
      #88 Preston Dennard (WR) *
      #71 Reggie Doss (DE)
      #89 Fred Dryer (DE) *
      #28 Ken Ellis (CB) (DNP)
      #42 Dave Elmendorf (SS) *
      #79 Mike Fanning (LDT) *
      #15 Vince Ferragamo (QB) *
      #77 Doug France (LT) *
      #73 Gordon Gravelle (T)
      #60 Dennis Harrah (RG) *
      #51 Joe Harris (LB)
      #87 Drew Hill (WR/KR)
      #24 Eddie Hill (RB/KR)
      #72 Kent Hill (LG) *
      #43 Jim Jodat (RB)
      #19 Bob Lee (QB) (DNP)
      #30 Lawrence McCutcheon (RB)
      #83 Terry Nelson (TE) *
      #33 Dwayne O'Steen (CB)
      #49 Rod Perry (RCB) *
      #64 Jack Reynolds (MLB) *
      #8 Jeff Rutledge (QB) (DNP)
      #54 Dan Ryczek (C/G)
      #61 Rich Saul (C) *
      #78 Jackie Slater (RT) *
      #84 Ronnie Smith (WR)
      #37 Ivory Sully (S/CB)
      #27 Pat Thomas (LCB) *
      #26 Wendell Tyler (RB) *
      #80 Billy Waddy (WR) *
      #20 Jackie Wallace (S)
      #57 Gregory Westbrooks (LB)
      #70 Gerald Wilkinson (DE)
      #86 Charle Young (TE)
      #85 Jack Youngblood (LDE) *
      #53 Jim Youngblood (LOLB) *

      * Starters
      DNP - Did Not Play

    • Referee: Fred Silva (7)
      Umpire: Al Conway (7)
      Head Linesman: Burl Toler (18)
      Line Judge: Bob Beeks (16)
      Field Judge: Charley Musser (19)
      Side Judge: Ben Tompkins (4)
      Back Judge: Stan Javie (6)

      Alternate Referee: Jerry Seeman (17)

    • Super Bowl XIV Entertainment:
      Pregame: Los Angeles Unified All-City Band
      Anthem: Cheryl Ladd and the Golden Knights Parachute Team
      Half Time: Salute to the Big Band Era with Up with People (produced by Up with People)

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