Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Superbowl Sunday is big, maybe even more popular than the World Series. But there was a time when it wasn't so.
Football season was a bit shorter back in the day and the 1951 championship game was played the day before Christmas Eve. That means that football season was over. Before Christmas. Not like today where it drags into the baseball's All Star break.
Marking the beginning of a grand tradition, this was the first football championship game that was televised from sea to shining sea. Get this: after adjusting for the gift of inflation, a thirty second Bud Lite spot this afternoon costs five times more than buying the rights to televise the entire game did in 1951.
Televised or not, odds are good that most fans tuned in with an RCA or Zenith table radio as TV's remained a scarce and expensive commodity in 1951.
The Rams beat the Browns 24–17, at Coliseum in Los Angeles, which is the only venue to have hosted the Olympic Games twice.
We're doing home made frijoles, tacos, and from-scratch guacamole for Superbowl Sunday.
Tip of the glass to Larry B & Betty H-G
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