The National Football League yesterday awarded the 13th Super Bowl, Jan. 21, 1979, to Miami's Orange Bowl and the 14th Super, Jan. 20, 1980, to Pasadena's Rose Bowl. But some of the brass at the NFL meeting in New York had other things to dwell on, notably the San Diego Chargers - whose owner Eugene Klein affirmed that he has been talking turkey with the Los Angeles Rams about L.A. quarterback James Harris.
"We have reached the stage where we are seeking added strenght," said Klein. "We are looking for bench strength. That doesn't mean Harris will be on the bench if we make the deal."
New Orleans - host of the next Super Bowl on Jan. 15, 1978 - Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas and Pontiac also made presentations to the owners for the '79 and '80 championship games. Miami gets it for the fifth time, Pasadena for the second. The Miami bid included assurances that Orange Bowl seating would be increased from the present 76,000 to 80,000. Commissioner Pete Roselle said the additional seats will be in the end zones in what he called "the Flipper area." It's where the Dolphin mascot used to perform. Is nothing sacred? . . .