On December 31, 1967, Green Bay Packers right guard Jerry Kramer took out Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jethro Pugh, allowing the Packers’ Bart Starr to score on a quarterback sneak. The play snatched the NFL Championship out of the hands of the Dallas Cowboys.
That game remains the coldest game ever played in the NFL and has come to be called the “Ice Bowl.”
On the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII, Jerry Kramer talked with Bill Coates about playing big football games in cold weather.
Darryl Strawberry is no stranger to big games. He played in World Series for both the New York Mets and trhe New York Yankees. But he was as well known for his problems off the field as for his outstanding performance on the field. Strawberry was making the rounds on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVIII to talk about his efforts to help in overcoming addiction.
By tradition, Tuesday of Super Bowl week is Media Day – the day when every player on both teams is required to make himself available to the media. Here’s a look at a very crowded Media Day staged on a covered hockey rink for Super Bowl XLVIII.
Gil Brandt was the VP of Player Personnel for the Dallas Cowboys from the team’s inception in 1960 until the team was purchased by Jerry Jones in 1989. He joined Bill Coates on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVIII and talked about playing big games in cold weather, prospects for Johnny Manziel in the NFL (he thinks they’re huge), the current state of the Dallas Cowboys and much more.
In most cities, the Super Bowl stops the town. Nothing stops New York. We asked New Yorkers on 7th Avenue what they thought of having Super Bowl XLVIII in their city.
If it’s true that New Yorkers have a certain, shall we say, attitude, then New York City sports columnists really have an attitude. The New York Daily News’s Mike Lupica talks with Bill Coates about the weather for Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium vs. Cowboys Stadium, the Dallas Cowboys, New York sports teams and New Yorkers in general.