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

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Rowman & Littlefield, Oct 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 255 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Prologue
11
Chapter One
25
Chapter Two
40
Chapter Three
52
Chapter Four
61
Chapter Five
75
Chapter Six
89
Chapter Nine
130
Chapter Ten
146
Chapter Eleven
171
Chapter Twelve
187
Epilogue
217
Appendix
231
Index
250
Back Cover
257

Chapter Seven
103
Chapter Eight
116
Spine
258
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About the author (2005)

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.

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