Do You Remember Superbowl I? – Kansas City Chiefs vs Green Bay Packers
The year was 1967. Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States, most TV's were black and white and it was the AFL against the NFL.
January 15, 1967. The location was Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football.
Two of the top coaches in the NFL-Hank Stram and Vince Lombardi. It was Len Dawson vs. Bart Starr. Kansas City's high-powered offense battling the Packers and the league's MVP, Bart Starr. Ticket price for a reserved seat-$10.00
It seemed appropriate that Chief's owner Lamar Hunt's team was the first AFL team to be in the big game as Hunt was the founder of the American Football League.
Coach Lombardi and his Packers were under immense pressure to make sure the dominant NFL did not fall to the lesser AFL opponent.
For the first time and only time, two television networks carried the game nationally. NBC and CBS broadcasted the game to approximately 51.8 million viewers. Television rights for the AFL belonged to NBC while CBS held the rights to broadcast NFL games.
Halftime entertainment consisted of trumpeter Al Hirt and college bands from the University of Arizona and Grambling State University.
It was a close game in the first half as the Chiefs out-gained the Packers in total yards, keeping the score, 14-10 at halftime. The second half was a different ballgame. With an interception by Green Bay, the turnover sparked the Packers to score 21 unanswered points in the second half. The final score, Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10.