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9781590130803

The Ice Bowl The Cold Truth About Football's Most Unforgettable Game

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    9781590130803

  • ISBN10:

    1590130804

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-01
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
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Summary

The day of the Ice Bowl game was so cold, the referees' whistles wouldn't work; so cold, the reporters' coffee froze in the press booth; so cold, fans built small fires in the concrete and metal stands; so cold, TV cables froze and photographers didn't dare touch the metal of their equipment; so cold, the game was as much about survival as it was about skill and strategy. On New Year's Eve, 1967, the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers met for a classic NFL championship game, played on a frozen field in sub-zero weather. The "Ice Bowl" challenged every skill of these two great teams. Here's the whole story, based on dozens of interviews with people who were there- on the field and of -- told by author Ed Gruver with passion, suspense, wit, and accuracy.

Author Biography

Ed Gruver is a newspaper sportswriter, a member of the Professional Football Researchers Association and a contributor to Total Football. In addition to The Ice Bowl, he is the author of The American Football League: A Year-by-Year History, and two recently published biographies, Nitschke and Koufax. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Cold Enough For You? 11(14)
Lombardi: The Making of St. Vincent
25(15)
Landry: The Coach as Intellectual
40(12)
Fire and Ice: Apprenticeships in New York
52(9)
The Tactical Evolution
61(14)
New Regimes in Green Bay and Dallas
75(14)
The Struggles of '67
89(14)
An ``Appointment with Destiny''
103(13)
The NFL Playoffs
116(14)
Game Day in Green Bay
130(16)
Wind Chill and the Will to Win
146(25)
Photos
163(8)
``Doomsday'' Dominates
171(16)
The Drive
187(30)
Epilogue: The Cold Truth 217(14)
Appendix: Statistics and Play-by-Play 231(20)
Index 251

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