Saturday, December 20, 2008

Kudos To ESPN: "The Greatest Game Ever Played"


I just finished watching ESPN's presentation of "The Greatest Game Ever Played". It is a recreation of the 1958 National Football League Championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. The show features players from the past and present Colts and Giants teams. They watch the recreation together and comment on the game and how it has changed. I think my favorites were Art Donovan and Michael Strahan. They were pretty funny.

The game was played in Yankee Stadium and was not even sold out. Goes to show you how much the game has changed. They said this game was so amazing that it inspired Lamar Hunt to start the AFL. It was a very important game for the future of the National Football League.

If you all have a chance and if ESPN is re-playing it you must check it out. They have colorized the footage they have of the game and the commentary is incredible. It was cool to watch such a historic game.

4 comments:

Mind of MadMan said...

nice read

Chanin Bissinger said...

Thanks Madman!

Grumpy said...

I was 11 when that game was played and can vividly remember watching it on tv. But colorizing it is just wrong. Call me old fashioned (or just old), but I think it should be shown the way it was viewed, in black & white. Colorizing it is changing history.

Chanin Bissinger said...

I normally don't like colorization either Grumpy, but I thought this was kind of cool for some reason.