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The day of the Ice Bowl game was so cold, the referees' whistles wouldn't work; so cold, the reporters' coffee froze in the press booth; so cold, fans built small fires in the concrete and metal stands; so cold, TV cables froze and photographers didn't dare touch the metal of their equipment; so cold, the game was as much about survival as it was about skill and strategy. On New Year's Eve, 1967, the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers met for a classic NFL championship game, played on a frozen field in sub-zero weather. The "Ice Bowl" challenged every skill of these two great teams. Here's the whole story, based on dozens of interviews with people who were there--on the field and off--told by author Ed Gruver with passion, suspense, wit, and accuracy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590130803
ISBN-10: 1590130804
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 255
Imprint: McBooks Press
Publisher: McBooks Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ed Gruver

Ed Gruver is a newspaper sportswriter, a member of the Professional Football Researchers Association and a contributor to Total Football. In addition to "The Ice Bowl," he is the author of "The American Football League: A Year-by-Year History," and two recently published biographies, "Nitschke" and "Koufax." He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.