50 Greatest Super Bowl Moments

From pre-game to halftime to during the game, the most memorable events from football's biggest event
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NBC's Halftime Gaffe, Super Bowl I

January 15th, 1967

Before arena blackouts and other anomalies befell the big game (more on that later), there was Super Bowl I's infamous halftime kickoff snafu. Both NBC and CBS were broadcasting the showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs live (the former owned AFL TV rights, the latter the NFL's). While an NBC correspondent was interviewing comedian Bob Hope, the network neglected to switch back to the game and missed the second half's opening moments. Consequently, the kickoff was whistled dead and Green Bay was forced to re-kick. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, it did nothing to reverse their fate, as the Packers won by a score of 35 to 10. 

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