Ice Bowl '67

Ice Bowl '67

The Packers, the Cowboys, and the Game That Changed the NFL

Book - 2017
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For those players who remain, the scars still run deep when it comes to the infamous "Ice Bowl," played December 31, 1967, between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. There are players even today who suffer the ravages of frostbite and lung damage from a game many of the players never thought should have been played. As one player said, "It was just too damn cold. Who plays football in that weather?" But play they did in the minus 45 degree wind-chill (that dropped to 65 below by the end of the game) because the NFL championship, and a spot in the second Super Bowl, was on the line. What resulted was a game that has become part legend, part myth. There are a thousand stories from players and fans alike about a game that, 50 years later, remains embedded in NFL lore because of its sheer drama. Everyone remembers the remarkable way the Packers won, capping off a decade-long dynasty. The Cowboys, meanwhile, used the game as a building block that would propel them into NFL domination for 20 years. But what few remember is that this was. In every way imaginable, a game of survival, pitting man against the worst nature could deliver. This is a story about a football game, the men who played it, the people who watched it, those who were inspired by it and it's a story, even a half century later, that remains unforgettable.
Publisher: New York : Sports Publishing, 2017
ISBN: 9781683580973
Characteristics: xix, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Reeves, Dan
Alternative Title: Ice Bowl sixty-seven
Ice Bowl 1967


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Nov 03, 2017

Not only did I witness the game (albeit on TV) but I had gotten married the day before! When my new wife did not object to my watching the game, I knew she was the perfect spouse. On December 30, 2017 we will have been married 50 years.
Since we are both from Wisconsin, the Packer victory was that much more delightful. The Green Bay Packers are the only team in the NFL not to be owned by an individual and are the true "America's Team."

I look forward to the book.



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