Wednesday, September 08, 2010

1962 Title Game in LIFE

From time to time, we conduct searches through LIFE magazine’s vast photo archives online and come up with some good Packers-related images that we’ve never seen before. Today, we present a selection from the 1962 N.F.L. title game played in New York’s Yankee Stadium which ended in a Green Bay victory over the Giants, 16-7. Above, some game action on a frigid day — December 30, 1962.

Guard Jerry Kramer kicks one of his three field goals on the day, which were crucial in the final scoring analysis.

The Packers’ sideline is bundled up against the New York wind and cold, which some players have deemed “more miserable than the Ice Bowl” five years later in Green Bay.

Some more game action, with guard Ed Blaine (#60) chasing the play.

The end of a play, with New York’s quarterback Y.A. Tittle (#14) in the foreground.

Another shot of players being covered up along the sideline in the historic stadium.

Running back Elijah Pitts (#22 — whose son would play for the Packers in the 1980’s), warms his feet on the bench with a photographer also trying to thaw out.

After the win, a jubilant Green Bay head coach Vince Lombardi entertains the New York media in his hometown.

Fullback Jim Taylor cleans up after the game.

A partially-dressed Ray Nitschke answers reporters’ questions in the Green Bay locker room.

Nitschke still talking with the press while getting dressed.

Nitschke finishes with a news man before heading to the team bus and the flight back to Green Bay.