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9780935526387

The Ice Bowl

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  • ISBN13:

    9780935526387

  • ISBN10:

    0935526382

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-08-01
  • Publisher: McBooks Pr
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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 off told by author Ed Gruver with passion, suspense, wit, and accuracy.

Table of Contents

Prologue Cold Enough For You? 11(13)
Chapter One Lombardi: The Making of St. Vincent
24(13)
Chapter Two Landry: The Coach as Intellectual
37(11)
Chapter Three Fire and Ice: Apprenticeships in New York
48(8)
Chapter Four The Tactical Evolution
56(12)
Chapter Five New Regimes in Green Bay and Dallas
68(13)
Chapter Six The Struggles of '67
81(13)
Chapter Seven An "Appointment with Destiny"
94(11)
Chapter Eight The NFL Playoffs
105(21)
Chapter Nine Game Day in Green Bay
126(14)
Chapter Ten Wind Chill and the Will to Win
140(14)
Chapter Eleven "Doomsday" Dominates
154(14)
Chapter Twelve The Drive
168(27)
Epilogue The Cold Truth 195(14)
Appendix Statistics and Play-by-Play 209(19)
Index 228

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