Sunday, February 7, 2016

Remembering Super Bowl I in 1967

Let's turn back the clock to January 1967 when I was a senior at Forest Hill High School.  Earlier in the 1960s there was a rivalry between the NFL and the upstart AFL which was resolved by an agreement to merge.  In 1967 the merger had not been completely consumated, but there was an arrangement to play a game pitting the champion of the AFL vs the champion of the NFL.  The moniker Super Bowl came a few years later.

Back then color TV sets were not common as my family still had only black and white TVs.  My mother played Mah Jongg in a group including Shirley Dule who live across the street.  Her husband Irving invited my father and I to see the AFL-NFL Championship game on a color TV in his apartment.  The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.

Irving and Shirely Dule had two daughters, Ellen and Linda.  Years later they moved to Arizona.  I have kept in touch with them through Facebook.

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