Super Bowl VIII - 1974



Miami Dolphins 24   Minnesota Vikings 7





Source: St. Petersburg Times


Source: Ocala (FL) Star-Banner


The trend had been for teams with Super Bowl failure in the past to redeem themselves in following years, but this game featured two teams that fit that description. Somebody had to fail.


Source: Don Addis, St. Petersburg Independent


A major story of Super Bowl VIII was the Vikings having to practice at an inadequate high school playing field, while the Dolphins practiced at the Houston Oilers' facilities. Vikings' Coach Bud Grant was enraged and spoke out. He was reprimanded by Pete Rozelle.


Source: Dallas Morning News


Source: AP


Source: AP


For the second year in a row, ad space was purchased by the opposing hometown newspapers (below). The ad at left, by the Miami Herald, appeared in the Minneapolis Tribune. The Tribune's response (right) appeared in the Miami Herald.