Super Bowl

Season 1 Episode 1

Super Bowl I - Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Jan 15, 1967 on CBS
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Super Bowl I - Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

In the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game, later renamed Super Bowl I, the NFL Champion Green Bay Packers played the AFL Champion Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
Final Score: Green Bay Packers 35 Kansas City Chiefs 10

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  • Ok, not really a PILOT EPISODE, but you get the idea.

    The Super Bowl (Or as they called it back then the AFL & NFL World Championship Game) all started out right here in the L.A Colliseum on January 15, 1967. The Green Bay Packers the champions of the National Football League, faced off against the Kansas City Chiefs the champions of the American Football League. The first Super Bowl was brodcasted on two different networks CBS & NBC. The Green Bay Packers eventually defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35 - 10. The Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr was named the Most Valuable Player of the game throwing for 2 touchdowns.moreless
Curt Gowdy

Curt Gowdy

Play-By-Play Announcer (NBC)

Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford

Color Commentator (CBS)

Pat Summerall

Pat Summerall

Sideline Reporter / Trophy Presentation (CBS)

Ray Scott

Ray Scott

Play-By-Play Announcer (1st Half CBS)

Guest Star

Jack Whitaker

Jack Whitaker

Play-By-Play Announcer (2nd Half CBS)

Guest Star

Paul Christman

Paul Christman

Color Commentator (NBC)

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (14)

    • Final Score
      Green Bay Packers 35
      Kansas City Chiefs 10

    • Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr was named Super Bowl I MVP.

    • Coaching Staffs
      Green Bay Packers

      Vince Lombardi (Head Coach) (1-0 in Super Bowls)
      Phil Bengtson (Defense)
      Jerry Burns (Defensive Backs)
      Red Cochran (Offensive Backs)
      Dave Hanner (Defensive Line)
      Bob Schnelker (Offensive Ends)
      Ray Wietecha (Offensive Line)

      Kansas City Chiefs
      Hank Stram (Head Coach) (0-1 in Super Bowls)
      Tom Bettis (Defensive Backs)
      Darrell Brewster (Offensive Ends)
      Chuck Mills (Assistant)
      Tom Pratt (Defensive Line)
      Bill Walsh (Offensive Line)

    • Path to the Super Bowl
      Green Bay Packers
      NFL West Champions (12-2)
      NFL Championship: defeated NFL East Champion Dallas Cowboys 34-27 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.

      Kansas City Chiefs
      AFL West Champions (11-2-1)
      AFL Championship: defeated AFL East Champion Buffalo Bills 31-7 at War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, New York.

    • The Green Bay Packers received a winner's share of $15,000. The Kansas City Chiefs received a loser's share of $7,500.

    • The average cost of 30-second advertisement was $42,500 on CBS and $37,500 on NBC.

    • The face value of Super Bowl I tickets was $6, $10 and $12.

    • Green Bay was designated the home team for Super Bowl I. They wore green jerseys and gold pants while Kansas City wore white jerseys and white pants.

    • The Green Bay Packers were 14 point favorites.

    • Before this Super Bowl win, the Green Bay Packers had 8 other NFL Championships before that. (1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967)

    • A videotape of either network broadcast of this game is the Holy Grail for sports video collectors. Both NBC and CBS erased their tapes of the contest. Audio of the CBS broadcast exists, as does a 2-minute snippet of the NBC telecast. Both the NFL and the Museum of Television and Radio have put up rewards for anyone who has a copy. As of 2007, there are rumors the NFL has found a copy, but those remain unconfirmed.

    • AFL and NFL referees were given a new uniform for the game that both leagues' referees would wear because the officials from the AFL and NFL wore different uniforms at this time.

    • Los Angeles was not awarded the game until six weeks before the day of the game.

    • Super Bowl I was originally called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The name was officially changed to Super Bowl I after the third AFL-NFL World Championship game (Super Bowl III).

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Super Bowl Rosters
      Green Bay Packers

      #26 Herb Adderley (LCB) *
      #82 Lionel Aldridge (RDE) *
      #44 Donny Anderson (HB)
      #88 Bill Anderson (TE)
      #57 Ken Bowman (C)
      #12 Zeke Bratkowski (QB)
      #78 Bob Brown (DE) *
      #40 Thomas W. Brown (SS) *
      #60 Lee Roy Caffey (ROLB) *
      #34 Don Chandler (K)
      #56 Tommy Crutcher (LB)
      #50 Bill Curry (C/LB) *
      #84 Carroll Dale (WR) *
      #87 Willie Davis (LDE) *
      #86 Boyd Dowler (WR) *
      #81 Marv Fleming (TE) *
      #68 Gale Gillingham (G)
      #33 Jim Grabowski (FB)
      #75 Forrest Gregg (RT) *
      #43 Doug Hart (CB)
      #45 David Hathcock (S)
      #5 Paul Hornung (HB) (DNP)
      #21 Bob Jeter (RCB) *
      #74 Henry Jordan (RDT) *
      #77 Ron Kostelnik (LDT) *
      #64 Jerry Kramer (RG) *
      #80 Bob A. Long (WR)
      #27 Red Mack (WR)
      #85 Max McGee (WR)
      #66 Ray Nitschke (MLB) *
      #22 Elijah Pitts (HB) *
      #89 Dave Robinson (LOLB) *
      #76 Bob Skoronski (LT) *
      #15 Bart Starr (QB) *
      #31 Jim Taylor (FB) *
      #63 Fred Thurston (LG) *
      #37 Phil Vandersea (FB)
      #73 Jim Weatherwax (DT/DE)
      #24 Willie Wood (FS) *
      #72 Steve Wright (T)

      Kansas City Chiefs
      #52 Bud Abell (LB)
      #84 Fred Arbanas (TE) *
      #10 Pete Beathard (QB)
      #78 Bobby Bell (LOLB) *
      #61 Dennis Biodrowski (G)
      #87 Aaron L. Brown (DE)
      #86 Buck Buchanan (RDT) *
      #71 Ed Budde (LG) *
      #88 Chris Burford (WR) *
      #80 Reggie Carolan (TE)
      #23 Bert Coan (HB)
      #56 Walter Corey (LB)
      #16 Len Dawson (QB) *
      #72 Tony DiMidio (T)
      #66 Wayne Frazier (C) *
      #21 Mike Garrett (HB) *
      #42 Jon Gilliam (WR/FL)
      #69 Sherrill Headrick (MLB) *
      #73 Dave Hill (RT) *
      #55 E.J. Holub (ROLB) *
      #20 Bobby Hunt (SS) *
      #85 Chuck Hurston (RDE) *
      #75 Jerry Mays (LDE) *
      #32 Curtis McClinton (FB) *
      #15 Mike Mercer (K)
      #64 Curt Merz (RG) *
      #22 Willie Mitchell (RCB) *
      #25 Frank Pitts (WR)
      #14 Bobby Ply (S)
      #60 Al Reynolds (G)
      #58 Andy Rice (LDT) *
      #42 Johnny Robinson (FS) *
      #17 Fletcher Smith (CB)
      #35 Smokey Stover (LB)
      #89 Otis Taylor (WR) *
      #18 Emmitt Thomas (CB)
      #45 Eugene Thomas (FB)
      #77 Jim Tyrer (LT) *
      #24 Fred Williamson (LCB) *
      #44 Jerrel Wilson (P)

      * Starters
      DNP - Did Not Play

    • Referee: Norm Schachter (NFL) (56) (coin toss)
      Umpire: George Young (AFL) (23)
      Head Linesman: Bernie Ulman (NFL) (6)
      Line Judge: Al Sabato (AFL) (10)
      Field Judge: Mike Lisetski (NFL)
      Back Judge: Jack Reader (AFL) (42)

    • Super Bowl I Entertainment:
      Pregame: University of Arizona & Grambling University with Al Hirt
      Anthem: Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands
      Half Time: Universities of Arizona and Michigan Bands.

    • Super Bowl I was the only Super Bowl that was broadcast by two television networks in the United States. CBS had the rights to the NFL games and NBC had the to the AFL games. Commissioner Pete Rozelle sold the television rights to both networks for $1 million each. The two networks shared CBS pictures and each aired their own pre and postgame shows.


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