2018 Super Bowl Countdown: Super Bowl I

As team’s begin to take their final break of the offseason before reporting to training camp, we’re setting our sights on Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. Looking back at the history of the Super Bowls before us, beginning with Super Bowl I between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.

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The first ever AFL-NFL championship game in professional football, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. An astounding 61,946 fans were in attendance for the first ever Super Bowl, the big game that will return to the city of Los Angeles in 2022 for Super Bowl LVI.

The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs were the first two Super Bowl participants. In the first half of the game, the Chiefs would jump out to a quick lead and take control of the game early. However, in the second half, things would pull a little more even thanks to a 50-yard interception return by Packers defensive back Willie Wood and a memorable performance by Packers quarterback Bart Starr. Starr, who would go on to be named Super Bowl I MVP, would lead the Packers to a 35-10 victory, throwing for two touchdowns and completing 16 of his 23 pass attempts.

An interesting fact about Super Bowl I is that it was broadcast nationally by two networks simultaneously, being shown on both NBC and CBS in 1967. There was no Katy Perry or Lady Gaga with a flashy halftime performance, but rather fans were entertained at halftime by a mix of various college bands and musicians from the universities of both Arizona and Michigan.


 

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Countdown to Super Bowl LI: Super Bowl I

As we march toward Houston and Super Bowl LI, Bullseye begins their countdown recap of all of the NFL’s Super Bowls past.

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Super Bowl I was the first AFL-NFL championship game of its kind in professional football. This highly anticipated game was played on January 15th, 1967 in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The amount of people that showed up during that first Super Bowl game came in at an astounding 61,946 fans.

The two teams playing that day were the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers. The first half of the game was cutthroat and the Chiefs took control of it quickly. However, in the second half, things started going down thanks to Willie Wood (50 yard interception) and Bart Starr (16 of 23 passes, two touchdowns, & 1 interception), who both helped the Packers make a smooth comeback. The Green Bay Packers won 35-10, being crowned the NFL’s first Super Bowl champion. Quarterback Bart Starr was named MVP.

An interesting fact about Super Bowl I is that it was broadcasted by two networks simultaneously. Both NBC and CBS televised the game in 1967. There was no Katy Perry or Lady Gaga to perform at halftime during the first Super Bowl. Instead, the halftime entertainment consisted of various college bands and musicians. The halftime entertainment during Super Bowl I was provided by the universities of both Arizona and Michigan.

Get excited for Super Bowl LI in Houston! Book your travel packages with Bullseye today! Choose from luxury hotels like the Westin Galleria, enjoy the 2017 Players Tailgate and more! Reserve your spot in Houston today!

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