The First Super Bowl: Rare Photos From a Football Classic

My beloved Saints (Black and Gold in da Super Bowl 2016!!) aren’t in the Super Bowl this year, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get caught up in the drama that leads up to Super Bowl XLIX (49).

I love the history of football. Check out the article from Time to see more images and read all about the very first Super Bowl or AFL–NFL World Championship Game..

Some of my favorite photos:

TIME

Sports fans are notoriously contrary, and it would be tough to find any two — even two supporters of the same team — who could agree on everything having to do with, say, American football. It would be equally tough to find one issue that could somehow, miraculously, unite all fans, everywhere. But even the most vociferous and combative aficionados would agree that “the Super Bowl” is a far better, far snappier name for the sport’s ultimate contest than “the AFL-NFL World Championship Game,” which is exactly what it was called for the first two years it was played, in 1967 and 1968.

Despite its utterly prosaic name, the First AFL-NFL World Championship Game, in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 1967, remains a thrilling benchmark for fans not only because it was, in fact, the first-ever Super Bowl, but because of the jaw-dropping number of future Hall of Famers —…

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