Friday, August 8, 2008

National Football League Lore: The Ice Bowl

The Ice Bowl was the 1967 National Football League Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. It was the 35th championship game in NFL history.

At Lambeau Field, the temperature was reported at -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 °C). The NFL Films presentation of this event in which the playing surface was referred to as "the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field" has been the source of endless imitation and parody. The Packers won 21-17 on a Bart Starr Quarterback sneak.

From Wikipedia Ice Bowl Article;
One reason this game is so famous is because it featured numerous players who would later be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as the head coaches of both teams.

Cowboys future hall of famers in the game
Tex Schramm (GM)
Tom Landry (coach)
Bob Lilly (defensive lineman)
Mel Renfro (defensive back)
Rayfield Wright (offensive lineman)

Packers future hall of famers in the game
Vince Lombardi (coach)
Bart Starr (quarterback)
Forrest Gregg (offensive lineman)
Willie Wood (defensive back)
Willie Davis (defensive lineman)
Ray Nitschke (linebacker)
Henry Jordan (defensive lineman)

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