DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks back towards the end of December 1967, we arrive at the occurrence of a truly historic football which was later coined the Ice Bowl game back on 31 December 1967. This football match-up was between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. Attached below is an exact excerpt from the National Weather Service office at Green Bay, Wisconsin in which this particular event is described in greater detail.
"The 1967 NFL Championship Game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers, played on December 31 at Lambeau Field, is known as the Ice Bowl, arguably one of the greatest games in NFL history.The game was played in brutal cold and windy conditions. The kickoff temperature in Green Bay was -13°F, with a wind chill of 36 below zero. Temperatures were so cold, in fact, that referees had to shout signals so that the metal whistles wouldn't stick to their lips. Even so, nearly 51,000 fans watched the coldest game in league annals.
Several players were treated for frostbite and a fan in the stands died of exposure to the cold."
Thus, there is no debate whatsoever that this was one of the more historic football games in recorded history based on the fact that there was a combination of historically cold weather for that part of the 20th century. In addition, on top of the ridiculously cold temperatures which were in place during that game, there were also fairly strong winds as well which led to dangerous frigid wind-chills.
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