Sport: Sad Season, Glad Super Bowl

A rare bit of good news comes out of Washington

Usually the Super Bowl has small chance to live up to a season's expectations, but there was precious little season this year, and relatively few expectations. National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle even called off his traditional gala the Friday before, an intimate gathering with a turnstile, because celebrating this year would be unseemly. Except for one city, Super Bowl XVII would always recall the time when the players walked out for 57 days, and some of the fans stayed away longer.

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