In his hotel room at the Milwaukee Hilton, New Orleans’ head coach Hank Stram watches the weather report on local television. Perhaps a Milwaukee reader of this blog can pass along who this might be, or what station it was on — WTMJ Channel 4?
We assume this is the station’s sportscaster, who was shown giving a little plug for the game on Sunday.
The usual between-segments banter between the broadcast news staff, which was before the days of female broadcasters — at least on this station in the Milwaukee area.
A shot of the bottom part of the County Stadium scoreboard is used as a lead-in to the game day segment of the film.
A view of the south end zone in the foreground, looking towards the north end which was situated along the third base line.
We’ve never seen the locker rooms at County Stadium depicted, and in this film the cameras are in the visiting Saints’ dressing area before the game.
Also interesting to see is the team making its way to the field via the tunnel area shown here and below.
The Saints are seen coming out, and it’s interesting to note that the baseball diamond has not been sodded after the season. Not sure why.
Second-year head coach Bart Starr leads his team out of their dugout and onto the field. One other trivia piece about County Stadium is that both teams were on the same sideline, in what was the outfield side. This was to make the game easier to see by those in the lower box seats along the first base line.
On a defensive play, defensive back Johnnie Gray (#24) scoops up a loose ball, as linebacker Fred Carr (#53) looks on.
Tight end Rich McGeorge (#81) gets in position to make a reception. Just to the left of the Saints’ linebacker (#58) is where your Packerville U.S.A. editor’s season ticket seats were located.
The reception went for a touchdown, as signaled by the referee here. Behind him are the baseball outfield bleachers, which were along the sideline where both teams stood.
In the background, the little chalet on top of the beer barrel where “Bernie Brewer” used to slide down after a Brewers’ home run can be seen.
The Saints, with quarterback Bobby Douglass (#10) — yes, THAT Bobby Douglass — formerly of the Chicago Bears, are set at the line of scrimmage.
On a tipped ball pass play, Packers’ linebacker Fred Carr grabs the interception and runs it into the south end zone for a Green Bay touchdown!
This was 15 years before the “Lambeau Leap” was invented, but it looks like Carr is preparing to launch himself into the outfield bleachers.
The clock winds down on a Green Bay victory. They would only win one more game this season — the finale in Atlanta. For the year, they ended up with a 5-9-0 record, which earned them a last place finish in the Central Division.
Two N.F.L. legends shake hands after the game — both head coaches — Bart Starr and Hank Stram. In Super Bowl I, these two opponents met on opposite sides of the ball as well. Stram was the Kansas City Chiefs head coach, while Starr was the Packers’ quarterback and M.V.P. of the game.
Packers’ cornerback Perry Williams (#45) shakes hands with Stram after the game. When was the last time you heard Smith’s name? We thought so.
After the game, Hank Stram answers reporters’ questions somewhere in the bowels of Milwaukee County Stadium.
Steve Sabol of N.F.L. films is the man to thank for letting us see this glimpse into the game as it was in the Seventies.