Super Bowl memories:
Posted by keithosaunders on February 3, 2010
I watched Super Bowl XII — Cowboys vs Broncos — with my Dad and my then-girlfriend, Lauri, who surprised us by knowing an unusually large amount about veteran quarterback Craig Morton. That game featured Denver’s “Orange Crush” defense vs Dallas’ “Doomsday” defense. Dallas won in a rout: 27-10.
In 1980 I had a gig with the great drummer, Roy McCurdy, at a jazz club in Malibu — Pasquale’s — and the band watched the game in the bass players apartment above the club. The Steelers were playing in their 4th Super Bowl and this was the L.A. Rams only Super Bowl. (As the St. Louis Rams thy played in two more in the 90s.) The Rams acquitted themselves well and were actually winning to start the 4th quarter when Terry Bradshaw and receiver John Stallworth took over the game. Final: 31-19 Steelers.
Five years later I would watch Super Bowl XIX — 49ers vs Dolphins — with saxophonist Richie Cole on Widby Island, which is off the coast of Seattle in Washington State. We were on tour and were off that night. Friends of Richie’s had a place and agreed to put us up so we took a short ferry ride to the island and watched Dan Marino’s only ever Super Bowl performance. Another rout. Final: 38-16 49ers.