For today’s Throwback Thursday, we take a look back at the first Super Bowl.
Super Bowl I
The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, California between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. The game was then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, but also called Super Bowl I and the Super Game.
The first half of the game was competitive. In the third quarter, Green Bay scored on a 50-yard interception by safety Willie Woods. That INT gave the Green Bay Packers the edge they needed to outscore and outplay the Chiefs for the rest of the game, scoring two more touchdowns in the second half.
The Packers came out on top with a score of 35-10, becoming the first Super Bowl Champions in history. Coach Vince Lombardi went on to become one of the most famous coaches in NFL history. Even having the Super Bowl trophy named after him.
The Big Game: An American Tradition
The Super Bowl has become an American tradition, and to some it is even an unofficial national holiday. It is the most widely watched televised event yearly.
This year, brings us Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st. The Green Bay Packers have a chance to win yet another Super Bowl. There are four teams left in contention for2015: Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Indianapolos Colts and Seattle Seahawks.
Will the Green Bay Packers prevail again, and add a fifth Super Bowl ring to their collection? It will all hinge on the NFC championship games this Sunday:
Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 3:05pm
Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots, 6:40pm
The winners of these two games will go on to play in Super Bowl XLIX. Don’t miss the big game on February 1st at 6:30pm.