Sport: The Wild Cards Run Wild

Raucous Raiders upset earnest Eagles on Super Sunday

The Oakland Raiders were the J.R. Ewings of professional football, and the list of suspects anxious to shoot them down in the Super Bowl was a long one. The favorite: N.F.L. Commissioner Pete Rozelle, who has wanted Raiders Managing General Partner Al Davis out of the way ever since Davis led the upstart A.F.L. to victory in a bidding war for talent with the N.F.L. and forced a merger of the two leagues in 1966. Next were the 22 N.F.L. owners who voted last year to...

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