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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Football
  • Language:English
  • Pages:90

The Packers, the Ice Bowl and the Memorable 1967 Season

by Daniel R. Grimes

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Overview
The Ice Bowl, an epic contest between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, was the coldest pro football game ever played. It pitted Vince Lombardi and the Packers’ 1960s dynasty against Tom Landry and the up-and-coming Cowboys. The challenge of playing against a strong opponent was compounded by the brutal, sub-zero temperatures. In a heart-pounding thriller, players and fans alike proved their mettle. In addition to the Ice Bowl, the 1967 season in pro football was notable for introducing breakthroughs in the game and playoff format. In this period, the National Football League and the American Football League continued their fierce competition. This rivalry would set the foundation for the modern NFL.
Description
The Ice Bowl, an epic contest between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, was the coldest pro football game ever played. It pitted Vince Lombardi and the Packers’ 1960s dynasty against Tom Landry and the up-and-coming Cowboys. The challenge of playing against a strong opponent was compounded by the brutal, sub-zero temperatures. In a heart-pounding thriller, players and fans alike proved their mettle. In addition to the Ice Bowl, the 1967 season in pro football was notable for introducing breakthroughs in the game and playoff format. In this period, the National Football League and the American Football League continued their fierce competition. This rivalry would set the foundation for the modern NFL. This book highlights the character and leadership ability of Vince Lombardi, one of the greatest coaches in football history.
About the author
Daniel Grimes is an "in the trenches" kind of historian who visits many of the sites he writes about. His passion for history is evident in his writing. He has a comprehensive knowledge of American and world history. His writing is very objective, narrative history. Many primary sources are used. This shows in the illustrative detail in his books. The Hessians and the American Revolution, available as an eBook, provides a more personal view of the Hessian Germans as well as many other people caught up in the Revolutionary War. Braddock's Defeat: George Washington and the French and Indian War describes one of the biggest Indian victories in the history of North America. He authored The American Revolution: The Battle of Germantown and the Fight for Philadelphia, published as a specialty book. This book is a favorite of colonial reenactors. Other eBooks include The Irish Who Fought for Mexico: the San Patricio Battalion and the Mexican-American War and The Long Road to Revolution: The Many Conflicts in Colonial America. Daniel Grimes is currently working on a book about Spartacus and the pirates of the Mediterranean in the time of the Roman Republic. He is also an avid sports fan and pursues an interest in sports history.
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