As football playoffs last month whipped fans to a fever pitch for the forthcoming Super Bowl 50, the NFL decided to look back. As part of the half-century anniversary of the big game, the league dug through its film archives to pull together a "new" broadcast of its first-ever championship game, spliced together from existing sources.
The grainy footage of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers battling in the inaugural Super Bowl, looks its age, a slow, plodding Super 8 film compared to today's hi-def, camera-hopping coverage. Pregame entertainment on January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum included a marching band performance and a pair of guys wearing futuristic jetpacks circling the arena.
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