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Johnny "Blood" McNally On The Ice Bowl
One of early pro football's most colorful characters was hall of famer John McNally. Nicknamed "blood" from the Rudolph Valentino movie Blood And Sand, McNally was know as the vagabond half back who started his career with the Milwaukee Badgers, Pottsville Maroons, Duluth Eskimos, and Pittsburgh Pirates. But he is most remembered for his seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers where he helped guide the team to four championships between 1929-1936. By 1970 he was still affiliated with the Packers and wrote a piece naming the Ice Bowl the greatest game ever played. It appeared in the 1970 21st...
The Ice Bowl: 50th Anniversary New Documentary
Michael Meredith, son of Don, has produced a fine documentary on this game called, The Timeline: The Ice Bowl [check out the trailer here]. It is told more from a Cowboys perspective but is enjoyable from any perspective! Many players are interviewed and in the 4 years Michael Meredith spent researching and shooting the documentary, 12 players have died, so it is fitting that this be released near the 50th anniversary of the game. The much fabled Ice Bowl (official name: 1967 NFL Championship Game) has taken on such legendary status that has been called the NFL's greatest game. Two...
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