Ice Bowl '67: The Packers, the Cowboys, and the Game that Changed the NFL by Chuck Carlson

Into the Wild

Read Ice Bowl '67: The Packers, the Cowboys, and the Game that Changed the NFL Online Free - 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 that the Packers won in dramatic fashion, the last gasp of a 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.

Title : Ice Bowl '67: The Packers, the Cowboys, and the Game that Changed the NFL
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ISBN : 1683580974
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Mark rated it ★★★☆☆

December 13, 2017

Interesting account of an iconic NFL championship game. The fragmented paragraphs, typographical errors and occasional inaccuracies are distracting. The many quotes of those who played in the game is the heart of this brief book.

Steve rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 20, 2017

Interesting subject. Awful book.

Cheyenne rated it ★★★☆☆

January 13, 2018

Very informative. I actually learned a lot.

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