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Super Bowl I to be shown on NFL Network

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by El Guapo, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. El Guapo

    El Guapo Cheesehead

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    Super Bowl I: The Lost Game will air on Friday, January 15 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network
    http://www.packers.com/news-and-eve...00-PM-CT/2675b39a-f328-47bc-8f6f-2ae44c035ea0
     
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  2. milani

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    What I recall of the weeks leading up to the broadcast was that this was a fairy tale unique event about to happen. The AFL and NFL lived in almost different worlds. As kids we watched teams play from both leagues. CBS had the NFL contract at the time. ABC had the AFL from 1960-1963. Then NBC picked it up in 1964. Jack Buck broadcast the AFL Game of the Week when it was on ABC. Curt Gowdy and Paul Chrisman took over when it went to NBC. The NFL had 15 teams that 1966 season and the AFL had 9. The NFL had regional broadcasters weekly like they do now. The color analysts were very mundane compared to those there today. Both networks wanted to do the game. I don't think it increased the audience. Just the big egos of the owners. No NFL team had ever played an AFL team before this one. Not even in a preseason contest. So it was hard to measure anything. Kids dreamed of their favorite AFL team going against their favorite NFL team. We never thought it would happen. What was sad is that the game was played in the LA coliseum that saw over 90,000 fans attend for each of the three 1959 World Series contests. Only about 63,000 attended the AFL-NFL championship.
     
  3. El Guapo

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    Any chance to watch complete games from the past is a treasure.
     
  4. thisisnate

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    Wow, that's really cool.
     
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    It's a long shot, but there's still hope that SB 50 will be a rematch of SB I.
     
  6. Twiddlemylobes

    Twiddlemylobes Fat Tuesday Orleans

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    That would be neat.
     
  7. Croak

    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I vaguely remember watching SBI. I was young then, and my Dad and brothers always gathered around the TV for football. I usually watched the first half, then got so excited about football that I would go out in the yard at halftime and play football with my friends.
     

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