Super Bowl 1 to Be Aired for the First Time in 50 Years
The NFL has been making a big deal out of this 50th anniversary all season – and is continuing the celebration by airing the very first Super Bowl, in its entirety, for the first time since the game was originally played.
You see, the tape of the game – which was televised by both NBC and CBS in 1967 – was a mess, with some tapes becoming either lost or erased.
So the NFL went about reassembling video of the entire game – all 145 plays – by using footage from dozens of sources.
“Super Bowl I: The Lost Game” will air this Friday (January 15th), giving most football fans the chance to see, for the first time, the entire game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The broadcast is expected to have a new age feel to it, with modern graphics and even social media interaction.
It will also include analysis from NFL Network’s Chris Rose, Steve Mariucci, and Terrell Davis, as well former Packer stars from the era like Jerry Kramer and Dave Robinson, who both played in the game.
Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel