Greatest game ever played still impacts nfl its been 55 years since the colts beat the giants for the nfl title, but that. The new york giants, just two years removed from the nfl championship, lost two of their first four to fall behind the faststarting cleveland browns. This page is a finding aid to the pro football playoff and championship game programs held in the joyce sports research collection in the department of special collections, university libraries of notre dame. The final score was baltimore colts 23, new york giants 17, and the game has since become widely known as the greatest game ever played. In 1958 frank gifford was the golden boy on the glamour team in the most celebrated city in the nfl. The baltimore colts defeated the new york giants, 2317, in the first suddendeath overtime in an nfl championship game. Detroit lions, cleveland browns, 1957, nfl, championship game, nbc, radio, sports, video, original broadcast this is the 1957 nfl championship game synced with nbcs original radio broadcast. View a summary of the 1958 nfl season, including standings, stats, statistics, game results, playoffs, draft results and leaders. The 1958 national football league championship game was the 26th nfl championship game, played on december 28 at yankee stadium in new york city. Glossary, data coverage, what is major frivolities.
Nfl championship game highlights on dvd for sale in. With rosalind russell, forrest tucker, coral browne, fred clark. Jul, 2017 the greatest game ever played 1958 nfl championship highlights colts vs giants duration. The football that johnny unitas threw to raymond berry for a touchdown in the historic 1958 nfl championship game is being sold at auction. Writer mark bowden sits down with philadelphia eagles coach andy reid to watch film from a classic football game, the 1958 nfl championship game. At several points during the session, 1958 football and contemporary football dont even seem like the same game. When his new york giants played the baltimore colts for the league championship that year, it became the single most memorable contest in the history of professional football. Team matchups, computer predications and results of scheduled games for the season from the first game of the regular season through the playoffs. If a division race ended in a tie, a playoff would be held, as the giants and browns had done the previous week to settle the east championship. The true surge in popularity for the national football league began during the 1958 nfl championship game, which was the first nfl playoff game to go into a sudden death overtime and is now commonly referred to. Rare sports films vintage baseball video sports auto. The 1958 nfl season was the 39th regular season of the national football league. From madison avenue to smalltown living rooms, fans began to pay attention.
The 1958 nfl championship game between the baltimore colts and new york giants was the first ever nfl playoff game to go into suddendeath overtime and is widely known as the greatest game ever. The following are the final 1958 nfl standings x clinched playoff spot, y clinched division, z clinched home field. It was the first ever national football league playoff game to go into sudden death overtime. Football from 1958 nfl championship game up for auction fox. A look back at the 1958 nfl championship game between the baltimore colts and new york giants. Played in front of sixtyfour thousand fans and millions of television viewers around the country, the game would be remembered as the greatest in football history. Football from 1958 nfl championship game up for auction. The 1958 national football league championship game was the 26th nfl championship game, played on december 28 at yankee sta. It is to this day, the only overtime nfl championship game in history. The quarterback you see in the photo was knocked out of the game with an injury, so it was up to cannon to throw the touchdown pass that defeated clemson 70. The 1958 nfl championship game is the official, long version film of the title game made by tel ra productions. Eastern conference w l t pct pf pa hw hl ht pct aw al at pct. Complete, original football audio broadcasts football. Cfb championship, sugar bowl, orange bowl, cotton bowl.
If a playoff game ended in a tie, the teams would play a suddendeath overtime. The 1958 nfl title game, the 1958 baltimore colts highlights and the 1958 new york giants highlights are all here together on one dvd. Aug 27, 2010 baltimore colts 1958 world champions 45 posted on august 27, 2010 by almosthipguy national brewing company produced this 45 rpm record of recorded highlights from the december 28, 1958 nfl title game between the baltimore colts and new york giants the greatest game ever played that went to overtime in yankee stadium. From madison avenue to smalltown living rooms, fans began to pay attention to our weekly battles on their smallscreen televisions. Espn classic unitas led colts to win in nfls greatest game. See results from the 1958 nfl championship game quiz on sporcle, the best trivia site on the internet. Introduced with a special message from bob considine, and also presented by ballentine beer commercial included, the film covers the pregame warmups, pageantry and color of this famous nfl championship.
Category nfl video this fourfilm dvd includes highlights of the 1958 nfl championship game, the first overtime game in nfl history, won by the baltimore colts over the new york giants, 2317. One of the wins included a seasonopening victory over the cleveland browns, who would rebound by winning the eastern conference crown and the nfl championship. The game, which was televised live to 45 million viewers, is credited with cementing the nfls popularity and leading to. Rose bowl, cfb championship, sugar bowl, orange bowl, cotton bowl. On december 28, 1958, the new york giants and baltimore colts met under the lights of yankee stadium for the nfl championship game. Join a live hosted trivia game for your favorite pub trivia experience done virtually. On december 28, 1958, the national football league grew up. It was the first nfl playoff game to go into sudden death overtime. Its legendary status in the pantheon of historic nfl games was again confirmed by a nationwide poll of 66 media members in 2019, who voted it the bes. It was the first and only professional football title game to ever result in an overtime, featured 17 men who were. The greatest game ever played 1958 nfl championship highlights colts vs giants duration. Complete 1958 aflnfl team scores and schedules including regular season and playoffs. Baltimore colts 1958 world champions 45 baltimore or. Championship baltimore colts at new york giants december.
Topics 1958 nflchampionship, baltimore colts, new york giants. Nfl championship game highlights on dvd for sale in somerset. Rare sports films vintage baseball video sports auto racing. Its by no means perfect but you get a pretty good feel for the game. Previous season next season 1958 nfl awards 1958 nfl draft 1958 cfl draft playoff team national football league. Hbo plans to make a movie about the 1958 nfl championship game between the baltimore colts and new york giants, according to the new york post the movie will be based on the book about the game. Giants program, full press pass and testimonial banquet programs greatest game ever played. As happened in the west the year before, the 1957 east race required a playoff to determine the winner.
The dvd also includes the 1958 colts and the 1958 giants highlight films, which show action from the most important regular season games. Its also available for hockey, basketball and baseball. If a virtual private party is more your thing, go here for details. The game became known to american football fans as the greatest game ever played. Jul 17, 2014 hbo plans to make a movie about the 1958 nfl championship game between the baltimore colts and new york giants, according to the new york post the movie will be based on the book about the game. The 1958 national football league championship game was played on december 28, 1958 at yankee stadium in new york city. Every week during the season, well send you an email to your inbox with scores, this weeks schedule, top performers, fantasy drops and adds, new debuts and interesting tidbits.
Conflict ensues when the executor of his fathers estate objects to the aunts lifestyle. Programs are grouped by season, and thereunder by league. Otr usually means radio broadcasting from the golden age of radio, mostly before 1964. The destination for all national football leaguerelated video on the web. Jan 14, 2017 1958 nfl championship game baltimore colts vs new york giants location. The colts highlight film, narrated by chuck thompson, and the giants film, narrated by chris schenkel, each show the most important games from the 1958 regular season. The game, which was televised live to 45 million viewers, is credited with cementing the nfls popularity and leading to the launch of the afl two years later. With chris berman, neil leifer, dave anderson, william gildea. The game marked the beginning of the nfls popularity surge. The 1958 season was the national football leagues 39th, and 12 teams competed in the league that year. The final score was baltimore colts 23, new york giants 17, and the game has since become widely known as the greatest game ever. How the 1958 nfl championship changed football forever.
Baltimore colts 1958 world champions 45 baltimore or less. The greatest game ever played 1958 nfl championship. Perhaps the biggest disparity is the difference in pay. The 1958 national football league championship game between the baltimore colts and the new york giants is known as the greatest game ever played.
The game has since become widely known as the greatest game ever played. Greatest game ever played still impacts nfl its been 55 years since the colts beat the giants for the nfl title, but that doesnt mean the impact of that game has declined. These shows from the pretelevision age include adventure, comedies, mystery shows, western dramas and shows from world war ii. Finally, the 93 colts made it to the top in 1958, one game ahead of the rams and bears. Baltimore colts 23 at new york giants 17 on december 28th, 1958 full team and player stats and box score. Dubbed by many sports available at sunday internet sports. Play sporcle s virtual live trivia to have fun, connect with people, and get your trivia on. Sports quiz 1958 nfl championship game random sports or football quiz can you name the 1958 nfl championship game starting lineups. In 1941, the nfl passed two rules that affected the 1958 season.1067 128 1568 1189 55 1045 725 350 1440 31 405 292 847 1248 1467 1535 286 982 636 442 1018 1483 666 1249 647 1210 1174 950 451 687 637 1229 40 846 195 1488