Edited by Gerald Boerner
I remember watching pro football games on TV as a teenager. I was involved with playing on my Junior High and High School football teams. The workouts, especially at the end of summer before school started; they were twice a day and totally exhausting in the heat of August in SoCal. Watching Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts was a real treat. Even better, I remember my dad taking me to football games at the Los Angeles Coliseum to see the LA Rams play the Colts. While I don’t remember this game specifically, the Colts were always an exciting team.
This specific game was noteworthy by the intense battle on the field between two championship squads on the field of Yankee Stadium. As is often the case, the encounter turns on the result of an error by one or other team. This was the case here, with the score tied as regulation time expired. After a short break, they commenced an overtime sudden-death period — the first team to score was the winner. The battle continued until the Colts scored to win. To date, this was the only NFL Championship Game to ever go into sudden-death overtime!
But now, let’s get to our exploration of that notorious championship game played by the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts in 1958… GLB
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