Monday, January 15, 2007

It Was 40 Years Ago Today, Sgt. Pepper Taught the...No..Wait...

Lest we forget: it was 40 years ago today that the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in Super Bowl I...although it wasn't called the Super Bowl then. It was the AFL-NFL World Championship Game in those days. Starting with the third game in January 1969, the name "Super Bowl" became official. (The previous two games were renamed as Super Bowls I and II.)

We should give special kudos to Max McGee for that game. He had been out the night before and didn't expect to play. He was a bit "under the weather" shall we say. Still, he wound up making some spectacular catches and playing a key role in the win. He had 7 catches for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns.

You can read a great article about McGee's exploits -- both the night before and during the game itself -- here. Those were the days!