When It Was Just a Game: Remembering the First Super Bowl

When It Was Just a Game: Remembering the First Super Bowl


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Written by acclaimed sports author and oral historian Harvey Frommer and with an introduction by pro football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, When It Was Just a Game tells the fascinating story of the ground-breaking AFL–NFL World Championship Football game played on January 15, 1967: Packers vs. Chiefs. Filled with new insights, containing commentary from the recently discovered unpublished memoir of Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram, and featuring oral history from many who were at the game—media, players, coaches, fans—the book presents back story and front story in the words of those who lived it and saw it go on to become the Super Bowl, the greatest sports attraction the world has ever known. Archival photographs and drawings help bring the event to life.

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ISBN-13: 9781589799202
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2015
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 280,033
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Harvey Frommer is a noted sports author and oral historian. He has written more than forty-two sports books including Remembering Yankee Stadium, Remembering Fenway Park, and the autobiographies of Red Holzman, Nolan Ryan, and Tony Dorsett. Cited in the Congressional Record and by the New York State Legislature as a sports historian and journalist, Dr. Frommer is a professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth College. He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire with his wife, Myrna.

Table of Contents

Foreword Frank Gifford 1

The Roster 3

Backstory 10

The Coaches: Vince Lombardi and Hank Stram 38

Santa Barbara and Long Beach 88

Pregame 132

Game Time 154

After the Game Was Over 228

More Than Just a Game 264

Appendix: Super Bowl I Stats and Factoids 269

Bibliography 277

Books Harvey Frommer 279

Acknowledgments 283

Index 287

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