As we approach Super Bowl LII, past Super Bowls are remembered. And sometimes there are some little known stories that emerge. Raiders Super Bowl XVIII MVP Marcus Allen recently told a pretty funny story that I know I had not heard before about pulling up to the stadium for the game, being turned away, and having to take drastic measures.
What do you do when you don't have a parking pass for the #SuperBowl you're about to play in?— Thuzio (@Thuzio) January 29, 2018
HOP OUT THE CAR AND RUN!#Raiders @MarcusAllenHOF pic.twitter.com/YBvXJpSB57
The run from the car to Tampa Stadium for the game acted as a nice warm-up for Allen’s all-time great 74-yard cutback touchdown run in the game. That play was recently voted by fans as the Raiders best ever Super Bowl moment.
Allen also set a then record 191 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns in the game. The Raiders would rout Washington 38-9 to claim their third Super Bowl title. Little did we know 34 years later, we’d be looking back on that game as the last time the Raiders would hoist the trophy.