Fans of the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs, as well as fans of NFL history in general must set their DVRs. For the first time ever, the NFL has cobbled together clips from various sources to create a broadcast of Super Bowl I, in which the Packers defeated the Chiefs 35-10.
The broadcast will air on NFL Network this Friday, January 15th, at 7:00 PM Central Time. Here's a look at the NFL's promo spot for this program:
Despite being broadcast live on two networks, NBC and CBS, no full recordings of the game are known to exist save for one tape which is currently held at the Paley Center for Media and has not been turned over to the NFL.
However, in a press release this morning, the league announced that NFL Films has re-created a game broadcast of this legendary, lost game from "a couple dozen disparate sources", while audio from the NBC Sports broadcast of the game will be synchronized as well.
Here are some highlights from the league's press release:
Host Chris Rose and Steve Mariucci anchor the broadcast and are joined by a plethora of NFL Media talent, such as Terrell Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, Steve Wyche, and Elliot Harrison. Additionally, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end for the Packers Willie Davis and former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman join in-studio, while former Packers greats Jerry Kramer and Dave Robinson join the show from remote.
In addition to the broadcast of the game, Super Bowl I: The Lost Game includes the following features:
- Wired sound from Packers head coach Vince Lombardi
- Footage of a postgame interview with Chiefs head coach Hank Stram and NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle being interviewed by Pat Summerall
- In-depth discussion on how the Super Bowl I broadcast was lost and then re-assembled using NFL Films footage
- A feature on the merger between the well-established National Football League and the upstart American Football League, giving birth to the modern-day NFL and the uniquely American spectacle called the Super Bowl.
- An interview with Super Bowl I CBS producer Bill Creasy on why the second half kickoff was kicked twice
So get those DVRs set and enjoy the broadcast.