Thursday, January 03, 2008

Pre-Game Warm-ups at the Ice Bowl


Continuing our series on the 40th anniversary of the 1967 NFL championship game — the famed “Ice Bowl,” we have a few photos today of the players from each team on the field for pre-game warm-ups. Above, we see the visiting Dallas Cowboys coming out from the warmth of the locker room to practice a bit on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.



Here are two more photos (above) of the Cowboys trying to accomplish something prior to kick-off. Other than commiserating about the extremely cold weather conditions, we guess not much else was done.



Vince Lombardi and his Green Bay Packers also took to the field to go through their paces. On this day, even living in the normally cold winter weather in Titletown couldn’t have provided much of an advantage for the Packers.

1 comment:

Lee said...

My dad became friends with Lee Roy Caffey after he retired to our hometown of Rockdale, Texas. (Lee Roy grew up in nearby Thorndale.)

Lee Roy told my dad that before the game, a reporter asked if he thought the icy conditions would favor the Packers. Lee Roy said he told her, "Hell, I'm from Texas — I hate this s**t too!"