Saw a mention of Life Magazine’s rare photos from the first Super Bowl and was taken aback by how much is different about the NFL today. Sure, the sight of Len Dawson grabbing a smoke and a Fresca during halftime is something else, but look at how small those guys are compared to what we saw in the NFL this year! Is it any wonder why head injuries seem to be getting worse instead of better? The field is still exactly the same size, but the players are taking up much more of that space and traveling at faster speeds. That’s not a safe combination for the NFL, or the NHL for that matter.
Aside from that commentary though, the pictures are pretty cool.