Relive The Ice Bowl With Some Of Its Original Commentary

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Every time that the Cowboys and Packers get together all of Sports Media decides to hype the game by bringing up the 1967 NFL Championship game, or the "Ice Bowl" as it's better known as. It's arguably one of the greatest games ever played because of the conditions (-13 Degrees, -36 with wind chill factored in) and the intenrivalry between the two teams.

You've probably seen highlights from the game on NFL Films, but WTMJ in Wisconsin is doing something even cooler (pun intended) this go around. They've made available a retrospect that they did on the game three years ago which featured clips from the original radio broadcast....

The Packers hosting the Cowboys. Doesn't the wind chill just spiral downward in the room when you hear those words?

The Packers hosting the Cowboys. Can't you just imagine Bart Starr falling behind Jerry Kramer into the south end zone to win a record third consecutive NFL championship and thousands of fans jumping onto the field before Starr could have ever considered doing a Lambeau Leap?

(Never mind that celebration hadn't been invented until 26 years later.)

41 years ago, Newsradio 620 WTMJ carried the game considered by many to be the greatest the sport has ever seen. Three years ago, Newsradio 620 WTMJ rebroadcasted that classic contest. Now you can enjoy it on demand, anytime!

Ice Bowl: 1967 NFL Championship Game Audio
No full broadcast of the game on film or audio exists, so this is about as close as you're going to get. The game itself featured twelve future Hall of Famers (players and coaches) and it's a great way to spend an afternoon if you've got nothing else to do.

Packers-Cowboys: Listen to Ice Bowl (WTMJ)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:13 PM


If there WAS film or audio of the game, I bet that it would be a lot of talk about Brett Favre.

GMoney said...
Sep 17, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

This game sure brings back memories for me! It's the reason I became a fan of (American) football growing up in Switzerland in the days way before the global reach of American sports.

I listened to the broadcast of the Ice Bowl with my American friend on American Forces Radio and was totally fascinated by what came over the airwaves. Having never seen a football game before, it took some explaining by my friend but I was hooked and have been a Packer fan ever since.


jebworks said...
Sep 17, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

While I'm younger, because of Jerry Kramer's interviews on numerous sports talk shows (especially the Jim Rome show), I feel as if I know about the mystique of the Packers sufficiently, especially this game.

Brad James said...
Sep 18, 2008, 1:38:00 PM  

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