This Day in History

                         

On January 14, 1973, the Miami Dolphins completed their perfect season with a 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII. The Miami Dolphins were led by coach Don Shula and notable players Bob Griese and Larry Csonka, among many others. Although Super Bowl VII was a low scoring game with a total of 21 points, the game was perhaps not as close as the score indicates, as the Dolphins' "No-Name Defense" dominated the game, allowing the Redskins to cross midfield only once in the first half and only four times overall. Super Bowl VII is most memorable for the final two minutes of the game when Miami's quest for a perfect season was almost jeopardized when Dolphins' kicker Garo Yepremian picked up a blocked field goal, attempted a forward pass, but batted it in the air, and Redskins' cornerback Mike Bass caught it and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown. 

                         

Dolphins' safety, Jake Scott, was named Most Valuable Player. He recorded two interceptions for 63 return yards, including a 55-yard return from the end zone during the 4th quarter. Scott became the second defensive player in Super Bowl history to earn a Super Bowl MVP.      

 

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Super Bowl Halftime Shows: Part 1

Two of the biggest reasons to watch the Super Bowl have absolutely nothing to do with the game. Reason # 1 - commercials, commercials, commercials! The commercials played during the Super Bowl are positively some of the most viewed and highly paid for out of any commercial run throughout the year. Reason # 2 - HALFTIME SHOW! The halftime show has become more and more entertaining over the years, though a few in between included mishaps, mess-ups, and wardrobe malfunctions that will be the topic of halftime show conversation for many years to come!

As we have already shared some of our favorite commercials with you, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite Halftime Shows throughout the years! Let us know what you think! Pick your favorites from our selection and share some of your own favorites!

Super Bowl VII (1973): Michigan Marching Band

Super Bowl XVI (1982): Up With People

Super Bowl XXV (1991): Winter Magic

Super Bowl XXXVI (2002): U2 - 9/11 Tribute

Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004): Janet Jackson & Justin timberlake

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