A ch-ch-chilling recollection of the classic 'Ice Bowl'

On Dec. 31, 1967, the Packers beat the Cowboys at Lambeau Field in mind-numbing minus 40-degree wind-chill temperatures. Some Cowboys recall frozen fingers and broken hearts, Frank Luksa writes.

Originally Published: January 16, 2008
By Frank Luksa | Special to ESPN.com

The Dallas Cowboys awoke to play the National Football League Championship against the Green Bay Packers in an Appleton, Wisc., motel, 35 miles from the game site at Lambeau Field. An epic, seismic undertow appeared to have drifted them overnight to the Arctic Circle.

The ice man had cometh. His arrival mocked the forecast for Dec. 31, 1967, issued by the National Weather Service in Green Bay. "A cold air mass moving down from Canada will bring with it more fresh, cold ...

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