Originally Posted by NSMaster56
You nailed it.
People get confused by the larger narrative.
Both 'the greatest game ever played' and 'the Ice Bowl' were both historically important and incredible games in their own right.
'The Guarantee's' reputation is all 'upset!' and/or 'it saved the AFL!'
It's the battle of New Orleans of football games.
How did it save the AFL?
The merger was already going through
If it had been the Raiders or Chiefs beating the Colts it would not have been near the story
And what was particularly historic about The Ice Bowl - Cincinnati -San Diego was colder
As for "The Greatest Game Ever Played" it has had that title for 50 years -