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The Ice Bowl: The Cold Truth About Football's Most Unforgettable Game

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The day of the Ice Bowl game was so cold, the referees' whistles wouldn't work; so cold, the reporters' coffee froze in the press booth; so cold, fans built small fires in the concrete and metal stands; so cold, TV cables froze and photographers didn't dare touch the metal of their equipment; so cold, the game was as much about survival as it was about skill and strategy. ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by McBooks Press
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Stephanie Rossa
Jan 20, 2016 Stephanie Rossa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read for those wanting to learn history's greatest football game!

I got so entranced with the detailed information about a game played by 2 of the greatest teams in NFL history. The Ice Bowl was played before I was born, but the writing of this is so detailed and accurate, that I felt as if I was in the stands and freezing cold weather, watching in real time. The more I read about Lombardi and Landry, the more I realized just how great they truly were. This is perfect for someone who wants
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Massimo Foglio
Feb 01, 2013 Massimo Foglio rated it really liked it
Shelves: football, in-inglese
Una partita epica raccontata in maniera straordinaria. Una montagna di aneddoti, informazioni, particolari tale da perdersi.
Splendida l'introduzione "storica" per inquadrare le squadre e, soprattutto, i due allenatori, la loro provenienza comune, le esperienze e le filosofie.
Il capitolo finale dedicato al drive conclusivo della partita vale da solo tutto il libro per la maestaria con cui viene raccontato.
Rae
Mar 26, 2008 Rae rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports-related
I read a favorable and inviting review of this book, so I was surprised to find it a dud. It was far too detailed for my interest as just a fan, and I felt somewhat let down--the author promised to surprise and enlighten me and did neither. I guess a real intense football fan would probably enjoy this.
Craig
Feb 05, 2012 Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I very much enjoyed reading this book. It was well written in an engaging style.
There was good background on the coaches, some players, and history behind the game. This included its significance to both teams and their playing history.

The most interesting item was Mercin's explanation for why his arms were up; appearing to signal the touchdown.
Bill Grass
Lots of names of all players from my youth but too technical and football terms and radio play-by-play segments were boring. I would not recommend this book.
Lisa
Mar 22, 2009 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A lot of interesting football factoids. Probably any football fan would enjoy this, but especially Packer & Cowboy fans for obvious reasons.
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“Asked about Lombardi’s daring decision to go for the touchdown, Landry, the decade’s defensive genius, seemed stunned by it. “I can’t believe that call, the sneak,” he said. “It wasn’t a good call, but now it’s a great call.” 0 likes
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