The Super Bowl will air Friday night, and your fund is safe if you take Green Bay and lay the 14 points.
The game airing at the end of this week on NFL Network was originally played Jan. 15, 1967, and pitted Vince Lombardis legendary Packers against the Kansas City Chiefs a matchup of storied franchises still in the hunt to play in this years championship.
But even though that first Super Bowl aired on two television networks , no complete video version of the game existed until the network spliced one together using grainy movie collected from dozens of sources.
“In an exhaustive process that took months to complete, NFL Films searched its enormous repositories of footage and were able to situate all 145 plays from Super Bowl I from more than a couple dozen disparate sources.”
– NFL Network
In an exhaustive process that took months to complete, NFL Films searched its enormous repositories of footage and were able to situate all 145 plays from Super Bowl I from more than a couple dozen disparate sources, the league said in a statement.
The CBS and NBC videotapes were either lost or recorded over, although a full audio videotape of NBC radios Jim Simpson and George Ratterman doing play-by-play and colour commentary survived. That voice was dubbed over the video footage collected by the league network to produce a full game of future Hall of Famer Bart Starr resulting the Packers to a 35 -1 0 victory, aided by Jim Taylors operating behind the vaunted offensive line that featured Fuzzy Thurston, Forrest Gregg and Jerry Kramer.
The game, which was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, considered the Packers take a 14 -1 0 halftime result before burying the Chiefs with three unanswered touchdowns in the second half. No less than a dozen future Hall of Fame players took part in the game, including Kansas City quarterback Len Dawson and defensive superstars Buck Buchanan and Bobby Bell. For the Packers, Starr, Turner, and Gregg would go on to enshrinement in Canton, along with linebackers Ray Nitschke and Dave Robinson; defensive backs Herb Adderley and Willie Wood and defensive linemen Willie Davis and Henry Jordan.
Lombardi and Kansas City Coach Hank Stram are also in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Billed as The Lost Game, the televise of Super Bowl I will take place on January 15 at 8 p. m. ET on NFL Network. According to the league, the presentation will include wired voice from Lombardi, the hard-charging coach who would be dead of cancer just three years later.
The 2016 Super Bowl will be played in Santa Clara, Calif ., on Feb. 7.