I thought maybe they would cancel this game after the news of Kobe Bryant's passing, I guess not. There was a time when the runners up of the NFC Championship actually played each other. I can’t recall what they called the game. Not sure what kind of draw or interest that would hold today. During the weekend prior to the super bowl having the Titans and Packers play. Probably tough to get players motivated.
There was a time when the runners up of the NFC Championship actually played each other. I can’t recall what they called the game.
It was called the Playoff Bowl. It was only played from 1960 thru 1969. Packers played in it twice Jan. 1964 beating Cleveland 40-23. The next season they lost to St. Louis 24-17. Lombardi hated the game, he called it the Shit Bowl.
GB must have played their 3rd and 4th stringers in the loss against St.Louis. I'll have to admit I never heard of Bert Bell commissioner of the NFL until I read AMMO'S link. Lombardi's thoughts on the Bert Bell Benefit Bowl. " .a losers' bowl for losers " "a hinky-dink football game, held in a hinky-dink town, played by hinky-dink players. That's all second place is – hinky dink."
In their one appearance , in 1968 the VIKES got smoked by Dallas