Another trip to the Life photo archives has yielded another great set of classic NFL photographs. These were snapped by Robert W. Kelley at a game played between the Green Bay Packers and the visiting Baltimore Colts at Lambeau Field -- then known as New City Stadium -- on October 8, 1961. Tracking down the date for this game was a little tricky, as the Life photo pages provide no details. How I figured it out was by using the visual clues. Weeb Ewbank is pictured on the Baltimore sideline. He coached the Colts from 1954-1962. One of the Baltimore players pictured is wearing jersey #34, and he appears to be a back of some kind. Only one player from this era was a back and wore #34 -- Joe "The Jet" Perry. Perry was a fullback in Baltimore for the '61 and '62 seasons only. One
Look around the NFL and you'll see that the days of the vintage stadium are nearly over. Of the league's 32 teams only nine play is stadiums built before the '90s, while 14 play in buildings opened since the turn of the 21st century. Let's take a look at those nine older stadiums, shall we? #1. Lambeau Field (1957) The home of the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, is the oldest National Football League stadium currently in use. Until 1964 it went by its original name -- City Stadium -- but it was renamed to honor Curly Lambeau, Packers founder and long-time head coach. Lambeau underwent a renovation from 2001 to 2003, and now has a seating capacity of 73,128. The stadium is steeped in traditions both old and new. Most famously its playing surface is known as the Frozen Tundra, a...
NFL history is replete with games that have become so famous (or infamous) and so ingrained into the public consciousness that all you have to do is utter a word or a phrase to a fan and there's an instant recall. As much as any of the legends that have actually suited up for the NFL, these games are an essential part of this history and fabric of professional football in America. Let's take a look at just five of the most well-known. The Ice Bowl – Cowboys vs. Packers, December 31, 1967 When you hear someone like Chris Berman talk about "the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field," you can credit this game as the inspiration. On the last day of the 1967 season, the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys met in a rematch of the previous year's NFL Championship. The official game-time temperatu
The scene: Lambeau Field, early morning on July 27... Brett Favre, helmet in hand, strides onto the practice field and approaches Aaron Rodgers as a phalanx of reporters and fans cheers. BRETT FAVRE Hey Aaron! I'm here buddy! Listen, I know I said I was done with football, but I just couldn't stay away. I hope that's cool with you, man. Aaron looks around tentatively and takes a few steps back. He runs directly in front of Brett, wheels back his right leg, and kicks him square in the nuts. The End