Super Bowl I Photo Gallery

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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.


8 Responses to Super Bowl I Photo Gallery

  1. 1967 says:

    Fashion maven 1967 offers his take: great pictures from a great era/time. Those white on white road uniforms of the Chiefs – beautiful – said the reason I fell in love with KC from an aesthetic point of view, unis same as schemes on field.

    I actually liked their road uniforms better than their home versions – still do (minus the nose-bleed red pants worn today of course & too the poor choice same wear white socks, latter even when they occasionally wear white on white, road, an fashion disaster, only contrast needed the red helmet, pant stripes & socks.

    The look back then Chiefs as well Packers as the rest the teams was clean, not too garish or busy. To see how bad design is today, take a gander at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ‘new’ uniforms (and be prepared to turn into a pillar of salt.)

    FWIW, that picture of Willie Mitchell of the Chiefs isn’t of him carrying the football, rather is likely an after touchdown point attempt by GB or possibly an punt (I’m not aware what players the Packers used on their kick teams.) Do note Lionel Aldridge (far L) & Willie Davis (far R) are present as well as OT Forrest Gregg (center R). The only time Willie Mitchell touched the ball that day was on an interception vs Starr, late in the game.

    Alas, what might have been had Willie made his int or at least knocked down the pass McGee’s fluke td/Starr’s poor throw on GB’s first td… well, but we shall never know.

  2. Paul Beaver says:

    Saw a book at Half Price Book Stores called “Lombardi’s Playbook”.

    Very simplistic book, in which Lombardi was very respectful of the Chiefs. Book shows play cards and Lombardi’s attitude toward the game of football.

    Lombardi & the Packers were tight Super Bowl I pre-game….but Vince tried to loosen them up by doing a little soft-shoe dance when they got off the team bus.

    Sherrill Headrick, LB for the Chiefs, said that the Packers had great blocking schemes and were difficult to figure out.

    The book has very little on Super Bowl 2 against the Raiders, but in fact the Packers had lost Taylor & Hornung during the off-season, and other players during the regular season. In reality, the Raider really should have done better in that game against an aging Green Bay team.

    • Tom says:

      To follow the comment concerning SB 2, the aging Packers had three weeks after their win over the Rams in the NFL final to heal and prepare and had been there before.The Raiders had two weeks after their shellacking of Houston in the AFL final and obviously were not as focused as the Pack and the injury to Lamonicas throwing hand played a role as well.
      The extra time between the league finals was of great benefit to GB and the advantage cannot be underestimated. Imagine now if one team was allowed an additional week to prepare and recuperate, you can’t, it’s unimaginable.

  3. Joe Allwood says:

    Paul, in a regular season game, Oakland might have been more competitive, but the Packers all knew they were playing for Lombardi in his last game as Packer Head Coach. There was no way they would be denied.

  4. Probably the biggest play of the game was Dawson’s interception. I think the Chief’s felt they were in the game at halftime. They were a much better team than the score indicated. I think if my recollection is correct the next years opening exhibition game they spanked NFL Bears 66-24. Only an exhibition but a little relief for some. Of course the Packers were a better team. The 1970 Chief’s were steamrollers. Maybe the best AFL team ever.

  5. Rick Wigington says:

    Chiefs should’ve worn the red pants.

  6. BertLawlor says:

    I was 10 at the time of this game and even though we lived 30 miles north of Boston, my brother and I were actually Packers fans. We had a neighbor (Bill Quinlan) who had once played for the Pack (also Steelers and Eagles) so that was our connection. Our second favorite team was the Patriots. I recall the game being carried by two of the three major networks (probably NBC and CBS.) I also remember telling my dad that we should have gone to the game because some of the TV shots showed the empty end of the Coliseum…surely we could have gotten tickets! The next summer, the Patriots held pre-season camp at Phillips Andover Academy and my brother and I were there daily shagging balls, filling water buckets, carrying blocking dummies…. anything to look busy and not be kicked out. It was only a short bike ride to PAA and we were there sunrise to sunset. Great times.

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