Monday, October 22, 2007

Max McGee

I'm fortunate enough to have seen every Super Bowl. That's more championship games than I can count in Roman Numerals. That means that I saw the first NFL-AFL World Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs while sitting in my college dorm's TV room with a bunch of mostly other guys. [We thought ourselves fortunate that Michigan State provided us with a big 25" color TV.]

Green Bay trounced the Chiefs 35-10 and the onslaught was led by reserve wide receiver Max McGee who scored the first Super Bowl touchdown on a pass from Bart Starr.

McGee died Saturday after a fall from the roof of his house. Sad.

Max McGee had a life after football as a restaurateur. Think of him the next time you are in a Chi-Chis or Original Pancake House.


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