What do you know about the first Super Bowl game played in 1967?

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1967 American troops totaled 475,000 and were serving in Vietnam.  Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing world championship for refusing to go in the US Army.  The cities throughout America exploded in rioting and looting the worst being in Detroit. The year was "coined the summer of love when teenagers got friendly, smoked pot and grooved to the music of "The Grateful Dead.” The movie produced movies that would appeal to this younger audience including "The Graduate" Bonnie and Clyde".  TV shows included "The Fugitive" and "The Monkeys" ' "In the 1967 Super Bowl the Packers whipped Kansas City's AFL champions, 35-10, behind Bart Starr, Max McGee and a key interception by All-Pro safety Willie Wood."  Vince Lombardi's team broke open the game with three second-half touchdowns. Wood set up the first, returning an interception 50 yards to the Chiefs' 5, with the Packers up only 14-10. Len Dawson's pass was intended for Kansas City tight end Fred Arbanas. McGee, was a second string replacement for Boyd Dowler, who was injured on the first series of downs.  McGee had only caught four passes all season, but he caught seven from Bart Starr for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Elijah Pitts ran for two other scores, one on a 5-yard run in the third quarter, the other on a 1-yard bolt in the final period. The Chiefs' only touchdown came on a 7-yard pass from Dawson to Curtis McClinton.

mswalczak | Student

The first Super Bowl game was played in 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers won 35-10.

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