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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XVIII
Super Bowl XVIII
Image:SuperBowlXVIII.png
Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot
Redskins 0 3 6 0 9
Raiders 7 14 14 3 38
Date January 22, 1984
Stadium Tampa Stadium
City Tampa, Florida
MVP Marcus Allen, Running back
Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2
National anthem Barry Manilow
Coin toss Bronko Nagurski
Referee Gene Barth
Halftime show "Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen" with the University of Florida and Florida State University Bands
Attendance 72,920
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Pat Summerall and John Madden
Nielsen Ratings 46.4
Market share 71
Cost of 30-sec commercial US$368,000

Super Bowl XVIII was the 18th Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 22, 1984 at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida following the 1983 regular season. Image File history File links SuperBowlXVIII.png Super Bowl XVIII logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett (English) and Erwin Higueros and Ambrosio Rico (Spanish... 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The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Raiders, who were playing out of Los Angeles at that time, defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Washington Redskins, 38–9. The Raiders' 38 points and their 29 point margin of victory were both Super Bowl records. The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett (English) and Erwin Higueros and Ambrosio Rico (Spanish... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ...


The fact that the Redskins had come into the game as the heavily-favored team but left with such a humiliating defeat led Super Bowl XVIII to be known as "Black Sunday," in reference to the Raiders' team colors.


Raiders' running back Marcus Allen was the Super Bowl MVP, carrying the ball 20 times, for a then-record total of 191 yards and two touchdowns, including a spectacular 74-yard run in the third quarter. His 74 yard run and his 9.6 yards per carry average for the game were both Super Bowl records. He also caught 2 passes for 18 yards, giving him 209 total yards from the line of scrimmage in the game. High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the NFLs league championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...

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Background

NFL owners voted to award Super Bowl XVIII to Tampa on June 3, 1981. This was first time Tampa hosted the game, thus making it the first Super Bowl to be played in Florida in a city other than Miami. June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ...


Washington Redskins

The Redskins entered the game appearing to be even better than they were during the previous season when they defeated the Miami Dolphins, 27-17, in Super Bowl XVII. The Redskins finished the regular season with a 14-2 record, the best in the NFL, and their 2 losses were only by one point each. In addition, the Redskins set a new scoring record with 541 points, and had the top rated defense against the run. City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. Local radio Flagship stations: WAXY (790 AM) and WNMA (1210 AM) -Spanish Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose... Date January 30, 1983 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP John Riggins, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 3 National Anthem Leslie Easterbrook Coin toss Elroy Hirsch Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents KaleidoSUPERscope with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team Attendance 103,667 TV in the United States...


The Redskins had a number of offensive weapons. Quarterback Joe Theismann won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award for being the top rated passer in the league, completing 276 out of 459 (60.1 percent) of his passes for 3,714 yards, 29 touchdowns, and only 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 234 yards and another touchdown. Washington's main deep threats were wide receivers Charlie Brown (78 receptions, 1,225 yards, and 8 touchdowns) and Art Monk (47 receptions, 746 yards, and 5 touchdowns), with the latter fully healthy after last year's injury that caused him to miss the entire postseason. Wide receiver Alvin Garrett, who replaced Monk during that time, emerged as a significant contributor, catching 25 passes for 332 yards. Fullback John Riggins once again was the team's top rusher with 1,347 yards, and also set a then-NFL record by scoring the most rushing touchdowns in a season (24). Multi-talented running back Joe Washington recorded for 772 rushing yards, while also catching 47 passes for 454 yards and 6 touchdowns. Joe Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer for ESPN. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann, and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias, and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks and any other passers in American football. ... James Arthur Monk (born December 5, 1957 in White Plains, New York), is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... Alvin Garrett (born 1956) is a former American Football wide receiver who played six seasons for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, and inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Joe Washington (born September 24, 1953) is a former American Football running back who played nine season for the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Colts, Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons from 1977 to 1985 in the National Football League. ...


The Redskins defense led the league in the fewest rushing yards allowed (1,289). Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dave Butz recorded 11.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. On the other side of the line, defensive end Dexter Manley recorded 11 sacks and an interception. Defensive back Mark Murphy led the NFL with 9 interceptions, while the other starters in the secondary, Vernon Dean, Anthony Washington and Ken Coffey, along with rookie nickel back Darrell Green, combined for 13 interceptions. Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Dave Butz (born June 23, 1950 in Lafayette, Alabama) is a former American Football defensive lineman for the National Football League St. ... Dexter Manley (born 1959) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Washington Redskins, the Phoenix Cardinals, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a eleven year career from 1981 to 1991. ... Mark Murphy is the name of two American Football safeties, an ice hockey player and one singer. ... Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960) was a cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002, playing exclusively with the Redskins. ...


Los Angeles Raiders

Meanwhile, the Raiders, in their second season in Los Angeles after moving from Oakland, California, made it to their fourth Super Bowl in team history after posting a 12-4 regular season record. Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett completed 230 out of 379 (60.7 percent) of his passes for 2,935 yards and 20 touchdowns. Wide receivers Cliff Branch and Malcolm Barnwell combined for 74 receptions, 1,209 yards, and 6 touchdowns. But the largest impact offensive player was halfback Marcus Allen. In just his second NFL season, Allen led the team in rushing yards (1,014), receptions (68), total yards from scrimmage (1,604), and total touchdowns (11). But Allen was not the only key running back on the team. Running backs Kenny King and Frank Hawkins also combined for 1,119 total rushing and receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns. Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government Country State County United States California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is a major American city on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States. ... Jim Plunkett on the February 15, 1971 cover of Sports Illustrated James W. Jim Plunkett (born December 5, 1947 in San Jose, California) is a retired American football player. ... Cliff Branch was a speedy wide receiver for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Kenny D. Layne (born July 22, 1981-82 in Orlando, Florida) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Kenny King. ...


On defense, their 3-man front was led by Pro Bowl defensive linemen Howie Long and Lyle Alzado. The linebacking core was led by Pro Bowlers Rod Martin and Matt Millen. Plus, cornerbacks Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes were widely considered to be the best defensive backs in the NFL. Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Howard Howie Michael Long (born January 9, 1960 in Somerville, Massachusetts) played football as a defensive end, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. ... Lyle Alzado (April 3, 1949 – May 14, 1992) was a football player. ... Rod Martin (born April 7, 1954 in Welch, WV) is a retired National Football League linebacker who played for the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders between 1977 and 1988. ... Matt Millen (born March 12, 1958 in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania) is the president and CEO of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. ... Lester Hayes played for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... Michael James Haynes (Born:July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas) is a former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ...


Playoffs

For more details on this topic, see NFL playoffs, 1983-84.

The Raiders only allowed a combined total of 24 points in their playoff victories over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-10, and the Seattle Seahawks (who had beaten the Raiders twice during the regular season), 30-14. Allen had been exceptionally effective in the playoffs, gaining a total of 375 combined yards and scoring 3 touchdowns. And the defense limited Seahawks running back Curt Warner, the leading rusher in the AFC (1,449 yards), to just 26 yards on 11 carries. The NFL playoffs following the 1983 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVIII. Due to Christmas, the two wild card playoff games were played in a span of three days. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... City Seattle, Washington Other nicknames The Hawks Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz Local radio Flagship stations: KIRO (710 AM) Announcers: Warren Moon and Steve Raible League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976-present... Curt Warner was the Seattle Seahawks first-round draft pick in 1983. ...


Meanwhile, the Redskins crushed the Los Angeles Rams, 51-7, and then narrowly defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 24-21, with kicker Mark Moseley kicking the game winning field goal with just 40 seconds left in the final period. Just like the previous postseason, Riggins was a key contributor, rushing for a combined playoff total of 242 yards and 5 touchdowns in the 2 games. In doing so, Riggins extended his NFL record of consecutive playoff games with at least 100 rushing yards to 6. Brown also was a key contributor in both playoff wins, recording a combined total of 11 receptions for 308 yards and a touchdown. The St. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... Mark Moseley (born in 1948) is a former professional American football placekicker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1970), the Houston Oilers (1971-1972), the Washington Redskins (1974-1986), and the Cleveland Browns (1986). ...


Super Bowl pregame news

Coming into Super Bowl XVIII, the Redskins were heavily favored to win because of their offense, their number one rated defense against the run, their league best 14-2 regular season record, and their Super Bowl win from last season. Also, the Redskins had defeated the Raiders during an October 2 regular season game, 37-35, by scoring 17 points in the final 6 minutes of the game. October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ...


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by CBS and featured the broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Pat Summerall and color commentator John Madden. CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and television sportscaster. ... A color (or colour) commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota) is a former American football coach for the Oakland Raiders who later became an extremely popular TV football announcer, author, and commercial pitchman for various products and retailers. ...


The pregame festivities featured the University of Florida and Florida State University Bands. Singer Barry Manilow performed the national anthem. The coin toss ceremony featured Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback and defensive tackle Bronko Nagurski. The University of Florida (also known as Florida or UF) is a public university and land-grant institution located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Florida State University, is also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... Barry Manilow Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York on June 17, 1946) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his hit recordings I Write The Songs, Mandy and Copacabana (At The Copa). Manilow dominated the charts for much of the 1970s with a string... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Bronislau Bronko Nagurski (November 3, 1908 - January 7, 1990) was an American football player. ...


The halftime show was a "Salute to Superstars of Silver Screen" featuring the University of Florida and Florida State University Bands.


Following the game, CBS aired the pilot episode of Airwolf. Airwolf is a 1980s American television series about a supersonic military helicopter of the same name. ...


Game summary

During the first half the Raiders scored on offense, defense and special teams, becoming the first team to score two non-offensive touchdowns in a Super Bowl.


Less than five minutes into the game, Los Angeles' Derrick Jensen blocked a Redskins punt deep in Washington territory and recovered the ball in the end zone to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead. On their ensuing drive, Washington was forced to punt, but Los Angeles punt returner Ted Watts muffed the kick and Washington safety Greg Williams recovered the ball at the Raiders 42-yard line. However, the Redskins could only advance to 27-yard line and came away with no points after kicker Mark Moseley missed a 44-yard field goal attempt. Derrick Jensen, an American author who lives in Northern California, has published several books which challenge contemporary society and cultural values, including The Culture of Make Believe (2002), and many essays. ... Country: United States Residence: Palm Beach, Florida, USA Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) Weight: 160 lb (73 kg) Plays: Right Turned pro: October 1994 Highest singles ranking: 1 (February 25, 2002) Singles titles: 33 Career prize money: $14,815,188 Grand Slam Record Titles: 5 Australian Open F... Mark Moseley (born in 1948) is a former professional American football placekicker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1970), the Houston Oilers (1971-1972), the Washington Redskins (1974-1986), and the Cleveland Browns (1986). ...


Early in the second quarter, Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett completed a 50-yard pass to wide receiver Cliff Branch, advancing the ball to the Redskins' 15-yard line. Two plays later, Plunkett threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Branch, increasing the lead to 14-0. Jim Plunkett on the February 15, 1971 cover of Sports Illustrated James W. Jim Plunkett (born December 5, 1947 in San Jose, California) is a retired American football player. ... Cliff Branch was a speedy wide receiver for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ...


On their next drive, the Redskins moved the ball 73 yards in 12 plays to the Raiders 7-yard line, but linebacker Rod Martin broke up quarterback Joe Theismann's third down pass attempt, forcing Washington to settle for a 24-yard field goal by Moseley. After forcing the Raiders to punt, Washington got the ball back at their own 12-yard line with 12 seconds left in the first half. On the first play, Raiders linebacker Jack Squirek intercepted Theismann's screen pass and returned it for a touchdown to give the Raiders a 21-3 halftime lead. The defense was prepared for the play, as Theismann had successfully completed an identical screen pass to Joe Washington for a 67-yard gain in their 37-35 victory over the Raiders on October 2. Rod Martin (born April 7, 1954 in Welch, WV) is a retired National Football League linebacker who played for the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders between 1977 and 1988. ... Joe Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer for ESPN. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann, and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias, and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... A screen pass is a type of trick play in American football, much like a draw. ... Joe Washington (born September 24, 1953) is a former American Football running back who played nine season for the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Colts, Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons from 1977 to 1985 in the National Football League. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ...


The Redskins regrouped in the second half, and scoring on their opening drive by marching 70 yards in 9 plays. First, receiver Alvin Garrett returned the opening kickoff 35 yards from 5 yards deep in the end zone to the Washington 30-yard line. Then, Theismann completed a 23-yard pass to receiver Charlie Brown to the Raiders' 47-yard line. Eight plays later, fullback John Riggins finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Moseley's extra point attempt was blocked, but the Redskins had cut the score to 21-9 and were just 2 touchdowns away from taking the lead. Alvin Garrett (born 1956) is a former American Football wide receiver who played six seasons for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, and inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ...


However the Raiders completely took over the rest of the game, preventing any chance of a Washington comeback. On the ensuing drive, Washington defensive back Darrell Green was called for a 38-yard pass interference penalty while trying to cover Raiders receiver Malcolm Barnwell, setting up running back Marcus Allen's 5-yard touchdown run 7 plays later to make the score 28-9. Late in the third quarter, the Redskins had an opportunity to score after recovering a fumble from Branch at the Raiders 35-yard line. They moved the ball 9 yards in their next 3 plays, and then faced fourth down and 1. Washington attempted to convert the fourth down with a run by Riggins, just like their successful fourth down conversion against the Miami Dolphins in the previous Super Bowl. But this time, Riggins was tackled by Martin for no gain. Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960) was a cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002, playing exclusively with the Redskins. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. Local radio Flagship stations: WAXY (790 AM) and WNMA (1210 AM) -Spanish Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose...


On the next play, the last play of the third quarter, Plunkett handed the ball off to Allen, who started to run left. But then he saw a lot of defenders in front of him so he cut back to the middle and took off for a Super Bowl record 74-yard touchdown run, increasing Los Angeles' lead to 35-9.


In the final period, the Raiders sacked Theismann 3 times, forcing him to fumble once, and intercepted a pass. Meanwhile, a 39-yard run from Allen set up a 21-yard field goal from kicker Chris Bahr to make the final score of the game 38-9. Chris Bahr was placekicker in the National Football League and midfielder in the North American Soccer League. ...


Plunkett finished the game with 16 out of 25 pass completions for 172 yards and a touchdown. Theismann threw for more yards then Plunkett (243), but was just 16 out of 35 and was intercepted twice. Branch was the top receiver of the game with 6 receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown. Martin recorded a sack, a pass deflection, and a fumble recovery. Riggins was the leading rusher for the Redskins with 64 yards and a touchdown. Brown was their top receiver with 3 receptions for 93 yards. Tight end Clint Didier caught 5 passes for 65 yards. Garrett recorded 100 yards on kickoff returns, and one reception for 17 yards.


Scoring summary

  • RAI- Jensen recovered blocked punt in end zone (Bahr kick)
  • RAI- Branch 12 pass from Plunkett (Bahr kick)
  • WAS- FG Moseley 24
  • RAI- Squirek 5 interception return (Bahr kick)
  • WAS- Riggins 1 run (kick blocked)
  • RAI- Allen 5 run (Bahr kick)
  • RAI- Allen 74 run (Bahr kick)
  • RAI- FG Bahr 21

Trivia

  • The Raiders became the first team to score an offensive, defensive and special teams touchdown in the same Super Bowl.
  • Apple's famous "1984" television commercial, introducing the Apple Macintosh computer and directed by Ridley Scott, ran during a timeout in the third quarter. The advertisement changed how the Super Bowl would be used as a media platform after that.
  • Marcus Allen became just the third Heisman Trophy winner to be named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.
  • Riggins became the second player to run for touchdowns in back-to-back Super Bowls. He had one in Super Bowl XVII en route to winning that game's Super Bowl MVP.
  • Cliff Branch became just the 4th player to catch a touchdown in two different Super Bowls.
  • This game would eventually mark the last time that an AFC team would win a Super Bowl until the Denver Broncos defeated the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII 14 seasons later.
  • Voice-over work for the highlight package to Super Bowl XVIII was John Facenda's final project for NFL Films. Facenda utlimately died a little more than eight months after the game.
  • The Raiders was the only AFC team to win the Superbowl in the 1980's.

Apple Computer, Inc. ... A screenshot from the commercial. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh, or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields) is an influential British film director and producer. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Date January 30, 1983 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP John Riggins, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 3 National Anthem Leslie Easterbrook Coin toss Elroy Hirsch Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents KaleidoSUPERscope with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team Attendance 103,667 TV in the United States... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan-English; Luke... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner A public company General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! Local radio Flagship stations: Milwaukee - WTMJ (620 AM) Green Bay - WNFL (1440 AM) and WIXX (101. ... Date January 25, 1998 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Terrell Davis, Running back Favorite Packers by 11 1/2 National anthem Jewel Coin toss Joe Gibbs, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Tops Attendance 68... John Facenda (August 8, 1913 - September 26, 1984) was a broadcaster and sports announcer. ... NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries on the National Football League. ...

Officials

  • Referee: Gene Barth
  • Umpire: Gordon Wells
  • Head Linesman: Jerry Bergman
  • Line Judge: Bob Beeks
  • Field Judge: Fritz Graf
  • Side Judge: Gil Mace
  • Back Judge: Ben Tompkins

National Football League referee Ed Hochuli signals a touchdown. ...

See also

The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1983 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVIII. Due to Christmas, the two wild card playoff games were played in a span of three days. ...

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Super Bowl XXV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3146 words)
Super Bowl XXV was the 25th Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
Super Bowl XXV was played under much patriotic fervor, due to the then-current Gulf War.
This Super Bowl was the inspiration for the Ray Finkle character in the 1994 movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and provided a critical plot point for the 1998 Vincent Gallo film Buffalo '66.
Super Bowl XVIII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2118 words)
Super Bowl XVIII was the 18th Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
Raiders' running back Marcus Allen was the Super Bowl MVP, carrying the ball 20 times, for a then-record total of 191 yards and two touchdowns, including a spectacular 74-yard run in the third quarter.
Coming into Super Bowl XVIII, the Redskins were heavily favored to win because of their offense, their number one rated defense against the run, their league best 14-2 regular season record, and their Super Bowl win from last season.
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