League arrives during its first overtime game – 1958 championship

Nearly a half-century later, Pat Summerall poses a question about the 1958 NFL championship game between Baltimore and the New York Giants.
Why would anyone call this “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” as it has become known?

“It wasn’t, mechanically, the greatest game every played,” said Summerall, the Giants kicker who went on to a long broadcasting career. “There were some great plays, but I don’t think any of us who participated could have believed that it would have become the so-called ‘Greatest Game Ever Played.’ ”

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12/24/08