Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Kick-Off Time at the Ice Bowl II
We really are seconds away from the kick-off at the legendary “Ice Bowl” game of December 31, 1967. Above we see a sideline “thermometer” set up for the network television broadcast, which shows the temperature at about -13 degrees at the 1:00 p.m. start time.
Bart Starr warms up prior to game time in this scene from the Packers’ bench along Lambeau Field’s western sideline. At left, we can see the hastily-rigged “dug out” shelter that was erected on each sideline to shield players from the wind while being heated by the portable gas heaters.
We find ourselves in the huddle of defensive players on the Packers’ sideline, behind Ray Nitschke (#66) and Ron Kostelnik (#77), as they get each other fired up prior to kick-off.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Don Meredith (#17) receives last-minute instructions before taking the field. His team won the coin toss and elected to receive the frozen ball first.