NFL Network to re-air Super Bowl I for first time since 1967
Super Bowl Sunday has almost become a national holiday in America, and it all started when the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in Super Bowl I. This inaugural championship game, however, has not aired since the original broadcast in 1967 -- until now.
NFL Network will re-air the game in its entirety on Friday at 8 p.m. ET. The program, titled "Super Bowl I: The Lost Game," was teased on Twitter this week.
Via NFL Network's official Twitter account:
It aired in 1967 & hasn't been aired since. Super Bowl I: The Lost Game Airs Friday 8pm ET on NFL Network https://t.co/VS3HOXFeJA— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 13, 2016
The Packers were the NFL representatives in Super Bowl I -- then promoted as the "First AFL-NFL World Championship Game" -- while the Chiefs were the adversaries from the AFL. The game was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in front of nearly 62,000 in attendance. Both NBC and CBS televised the game for millions more at home.
The game was close until halftime, but the Packers pulled away from the Chiefs in the second half. Quarterback Bart Starr out-dueled Len Dawson, earning the MVP award for his 250-yard, two-touchdown performance. The championship trophy is still named after former Packers head coach Vince Lombardi, who topped Hank Stram that day.
This special television event is a must-watch for Packers, Chiefs and NFL history fans alike.