Sunday, February 3, 2013

Call It in the Air

Another Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. The Packers are watching the game on television like the rest of us, so I thought it might be worthwhile to take a quick look back at an often-overlooked moment of that first NFL/AFL Championship Game; the coin toss at midfield:

Representing the Packers, we have defensive end Willie Davis and tackle Bob Skoronski shaking hands with their Kansas City counterparts. Interesting that they're both wearing their helmets while both Chiefs are carrying theirs.

That crown-on-a-football graphic is about the closest thing that game had to a logo.

How times have changed since that afternoon at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 15, 1967. Not only the Big Game's logos, but the toss itself. Here's the coin flip from Super Bowl XLV:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's funny you say that about the Packers wearing their helmets- in two of the most painful losses in my sports fan memory (Pack losing Super Bowl XXXII and Badgers losing the 2013 Rose Bowl), both times in the pre-game I noticed my team carrying their helmets while the other guys were wearing theirs. Both times I pointed it out and said it was a very bad sign, and both times I was horribly correct.
Great article as always!