GREEN BAY – On the 51st anniversary of the greatest game in franchise history, the iconic Ice Bowl has won the 100 Moments bracket-style tournament to commemorate the Green Bay Packers’ 100th season.
Fans have voted for their favorite moments in Packers history over the past 16 weeks, eventually narrowing their choices all the way down to the winner. The 100 Moments were selected at the beginning of the season for packers.com’s special 100 Seasons website and arranged in a tournament for fans to cast their votes.
The 1967 NFL Championship Game, played on Dec. 31 of that year in minus-13 temperatures with wind chills of minus-46, won each of its “matchups” in landslide fashion. Labeled “Frozen In Time,” Moment No. 5 representing the Ice Bowl eventually was up against Moment No. 1, “The Beginning,” or the founding of the franchise in 1919, in the finals.
That was pretty much a runaway as well, further solidifying Bart Starr’s game-winning quarterback sneak to beat the Cowboys, which gave the Packers their fifth league title under Vince Lombardi and sent them to Super Bowl II, as the franchise’s defining moment.