The 1967 NFL "Ice Bowl" Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys has become one of the most famous games ever played in professional football. In The Ice Bowl, sportswriter Ed Gruver traces the history of the game, dissecting the offenses and defenses of both teams, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the players. Special attention is given to the intertwined relationships of the coaches, Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi. Descriptions of the weather conditions and the game itself are followed by a play-by-play description of "The Drive" and the eventual outcome.
Anyone interested in the great Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys teams of the 1960’s will enjoy the descriptions of the conditions of the game, as well the history of the rivalry. The firsthand accounts from the players, coaches, and reporters who covered the game make this book an enjoyable and easy read.
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