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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jim Mandich catches a pass from quarterback Bob Griese near the goal line during the second quarter of Super Bowl VII against the Washington Redskins on January 14, 1973, in Los Angeles. The pass came just moments before Miami scored its second touchdown. Miami defeated Washington 14 to 7.


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The gods of football have looked down upon the mere mortals who have worshipped their sport for so many years and finally graced them with the mother of all rewards: Super Bowl XL Opus, a leather-bound, 750-plus-page, 400,000-word, 80-plus-pound tome spanning the 40-year history of the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, it comes with a few strings attached — not the least of which is a rather hefty price tag. Of course, the book is a limited-edition release, so only 20,000 lucky fans will be able to get a copy — 19,600 of whom will score it for the bargain-basement price of $4,000. The remaining 400 fans? Well, they’ll pay a whopping $40,000 to get their hands on the superspecial copies, which happen to be signed by each of the living Super Bowl MVPs. At least the book comes packed in a silk clamshell box. Now, that’s what we’re talking about. www.krakenopus.com