Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > General Football > NFL Football


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers

An important history lesson for you TRUE Steelers fans!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
lamberts-lost-tooth
Banned
 
lamberts-lost-tooth's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 10,829
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Superbowl I & II

Was just looking at the history of the "big game" and came across this bit of amazing information...thought I would share.

Given the immense popularity of the Super Bowl, it may be surprising to discover that videotapes of the telecasts of the first two Super Bowls are said not to exist. This is especially shocking for Super Bowl I, which was covered by both NBC and CBS. According to Sports Illustrated, the only footage of the first telecast known to exist is a two minute clip of the first game. From the early days of television into the 1960s, copies of TV broadcasts were routinely erased, mainly because nobody thought anyone would want to watch the same show they had just seen. Another reason was that videotape in those days was prohibitively expensive. (Merv Griffin once said that a ninety-minute blank tape cost $750. ) According to Steve Sabol, both networks taped soap operas over the game tapes, which are presumably lost forever. But the NFL has put out a $1,000,000 bounty on either one of the tapes, and experts say that there is still a chance that one of the network affiliates taped the game off the live feed and saved it. According to NFL Films...these are the ultimate Lost Treasures.

Last edited by lamberts-lost-tooth; 01-29-2007 at 11:10 PM.
lamberts-lost-tooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 08:15 PM   #2
sumo
Team Captain
 
sumo's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Asotin, WA
Posts: 891
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3047
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Superbowl I & II

I was just watching the footage of Max McGee's TD reception in SB I - and as he ran into the end zone - you could see all the empty seats in the coliseum - unbelievable - at least 15,000 -20,000 empty seats for the SB! - I agree - it will be a huge loss if these tapes are lost - I'm sure the Packers and Chiefs have their game films, but those probably look like black and white silent movies...
__________________
"You can't handle the truth..."

"The Bears are who we thought they were!!!! ..the Bears are who we thought they were!!!! ...you wanna crown their a--, then crown'em..." Dennis Green - voted Best Damn Quote by Fox Sports and Sumo-2006
sumo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 08:39 PM   #3
fansince'76
Living Legend
Supporter
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 17,668
Member Number: 1984
Thanks: 292
Thanked 1,431 Times in 517 Posts
Default Re: Superbowl I & II

Quote:
Originally Posted by sumo View Post
I was just watching the footage of Max McGee's TD reception in SB I - and as he ran into the end zone - you could see all the empty seats in the coliseum - unbelievable - at least 15,000 -20,000 empty seats for the SB! - I agree - it will be a huge loss if these tapes are lost - I'm sure the Packers and Chiefs have their game films, but those probably look like black and white silent movies...
SB FUN FACT: It wasn't even called the Super Bowl officially until the year prior to the AFL/NFL merger in 1970 (even though Lamar Hunt first coined the phrase "Super Bowl" in 1966) - up until Super Bowl IV, it was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.

Last edited by fansince'76; 01-29-2007 at 10:07 PM.
fansince'76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts