From the Archives: Green Bay Packers win first Super Bowl game
On Jan. 15, 1967, the
Los Angeles Times Sports editor Paul Zimmerman reported the next morning:
Like a stern parent chastising a mischievous child, the Green Bay Packers soundly thrashed the upstart Kansas City Chiefs 35-10, Sunday in Memorial Coliseum in the first Super Bowl game.
The outstanding master of the whip-lash on a gorgeous summer-like afternoon was Bryan Bartlett Starr, who had been playing in the NFL four years before the junior circuit was born.
The great Packer quarterback completed key third down passes with abandon to the amazement of 63,036 shirt-sleeved spectators, connecting on 16 of 23 throws for 250 yards and two touchdowns as he riddled the Kansas City defense. He was named player of the game.
Kansas City, the recalcitrant child, bitterly opposed the lessons its elders sought to teach in the first half, and left the field before the spectacular half-time show trailing only 14-10.
That was the end of the line for coach Hank Stram's Chiefs, who never got deep into Green Bay territory during the second half as the always rugged Packer defense turned back the
"We mangled 'em a little bit," was the understatement of Packer fullback Jim Taylor after the game. ...
Green Bay went on to win Super Bowl II, but the AFL New York Jets won Super Bowl III.
The seven-yard pass by Len Dawson was Kansas City’s only touchdown in their 35-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Four Times photographers covered the first Super Bowl. Art Rogers, Ben Olender and Charles O'Rear worked the sidelines shooting 35-millimeter black-and-white film. Staffer Larry Sharkey worked from an overhead position -- most likely the press box -- with a sequence camera shooting 70-mm black-and-white film.
Images in this photo gallery were previously published on Feb. 1, 2012, and Feb. 3, 2012.