Tooling around YouTube tonight, I came across a Green Bay Packers’ game that I remember well, but had not thought about for many years – the famed Snow Bowl that featured the likes of Lyn Dickey, Steve Young and about 36,000 no shows.
It’s got to be the only game that’s not featured a filled Lambeau Field in recent memory.
That’s because a foot of snow fell prior to the game and another five covered the field during the three hours the game was played.
This edited version of the original broadcast on Channel 7 out of Wausau even includes a crawler that announces another 8-14 inches of snow was being projected to fall during that night, so the fans traveling west from Green Bay probably had a tough go of it – if indeed there were any travelers.
I remember turning this noon game on and being flabbergasted it was even being played in those conditions. It sure was fun to watch and reliving it here was just as much fun – especially watching a very youthful Steve Young struggle as the Bucs quarterback.
Anyway, I hope you find watching this post as much fun as I had finding it and bringing it to you.