No Ice Bowl this time. As kickoff approached for the Cowboys-Packers playoff game, it was a “balmy” 21 degrees.
Almost 50 years ago, as a teenager, Arlington resident David Holloway man went to the Ice Bowl in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The trip earned him the title of number one fan, but not for the reason you might think.
Simply dubbed the Ice Bowl, those who participated in Cowboys-Packers that day at Lambeau Field still shiver when talking about it.
The Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons since winning the Super Bowl. However, they have failed to get past the divisional round and have just one win in that time frame. The Packers want to change that fortunate this weekend. The last time the Packers and Dallas Cowboys played a playoff game at Lambeau Field was the famed Ice Bowl.
The 77th Cotton Bowl Classic will play out in Arlington Friday night. But did you ever stop to think, who founded the annual event and how did it become so popular?