On January 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers played the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl. The Packers won the game 35-10, but if you didn’t witness it live, you’ve probably never seen the game.
The first Super Bowl was broadcast on NBC and CBS, but neither network preserved the tape. Now, after 44 more Super Bowls, the tape from Super Bowl 1 has finally emerged.
The tape is far from perfect, and doesn’t capture the entire game. The Wall Street Journal reports:
All that survived of this broadcast is sideline footage shot by NFL Films and roughly 30 seconds of footage CBS included in a pre-game show for Super Bowl XXV. Somehow, an historic football game that was seen by 26.8 million people had, for all intents and purposes, vanished.
Here’s a video from the Wall Street Journal.
Here are some pictures from Super Bowl I.
[Source: Wall Street Journal]