Super Bowl I: The Lost Game
January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Super Bowl played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In advance of February 2nd’s upcoming Super Bowl 50, the NFL Network aired the historic game that was broadcast live on January 15, 1967. The famous 1967 Super Bowl I, between Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs, was played for the first time since its original live broadcast on CBS and NBC in 1967.
The NFL says this is the only known film from Super Bowl I that they were able to put together from long lost footage:
“In an exhaustive process that took months to complete, NFL Films searched its enormous archives of footage and were able to locate all 145 plays from Super Bowl I from more than a couple dozen disparate sources,” the league said in a statement. “Once all the plays were located, NFL Films was able to put the plays in order and stitch them together while fully restoring, re-mastering, and color correcting the footage.”
The 50-year-old game received high-tech treatments of film enhancements, modern broadcast graphics and social media interaction. The film itself includes sound from the great Packers coach Vince Lombardi and, a group of commentators discussing how pieces of the Super Bowl I videotapes were lost and finally re-assembled. NFL Network’s Chris Rose, Steve Mariucci and Terrell Davis ran analyses from former Packer stars of the 1960s era such as Jerry Kramer and Dave Robinson, who both played in the game..
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is proud for having hosted the first Super Bowl game, won by the Packers 35-10.