With even colder temperatures possible for Sunday night in Green Bay, David Maraniss, who wrote “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi,” is tweeting that 1967 game.
Lombardi had a rule that linemen could wear gloves, but not players who might conceivably touch the ball. Dave Robinson told the equipment man, Maraniss writes, “Give me a pair of those brown gloves and the old man will never know the difference.”
Lombardi conferred with his quarterback during a timeout just before Starr scored, with Lombardi instructing him, “Run it and let’s get the hell out of here!”
The victory put Lombardi and the Packers in the second Super Bowl against the Oakland Raiders, the AFL champions. The Ice Bowl was Lombardi’s next-to-last game as Green Bay’s coach.