The year 1967 consisted of Sports Championship winners Green Bay Packers (NFL), Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), St Louis Cardinals (MLB), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
The 1967 NFL
Super Bowl was the first ever NFL
championship game, and it was a classic. The Green Bay Packers
, led by legendary quarterback Bart Starr, took on the Kansas City Chiefs
, led by quarterback Len Dawson. The Packers were the heavy favorites, but the Chiefs put up a good fight and managed to keep the score close. In the end, the Packers pulled away with a 35-10 victory, becoming the first ever Super Bowl champions. Starr was named the MVP of the game, throwing for 250 yards and two touchdowns. It was a historic game, and one that set the tone for many years of NFL
championships to come.
The 1967 NBA
Championship Final Series between the Philadelphia 76ers
and the San Francisco Warriors
was a four-game series that ended with the 76ers winning the championship. The 76ers, led by Wilt Chamberlain, Hal Greer, and Chet Walker, were the heavy favorites going into the series and proved why, winning the first three games of the series. The Warriors, led by Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond, and Jeff Mullins, put up a fight in the fourth game, but ultimately fell to the 76ers in a close game, giving the 76ers their second NBA
championship in franchise history.
World Series featured the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox
. The Cardinals won the series in seven games, with Bob Gibson winning two games and earning the MVP award. The Red Sox had a 3-1 lead in the series, but the Cardinals rallied back to win the final three games. The Cardinals scored the winning run in the seventh game on a single by Mike Shannon. The series was notable for its tight pitching match-ups between Bob Gibson and Jim Lonborg, with Gibson allowing just three earned runs in three complete game victories. The series was also the first to be televised in color.
The 1967 NHL
Stanley Cup Championship series was an exciting matchup between two of the most storied franchises in hockey history, the Toronto Maple Leafs
and the Montreal Canadiens
. The series went the full seven games, and it was the Canadiens who emerged victorious. The Canadiens won the first three games, but the Maple Leafs came back to win the next three, forcing a decisive seventh game. In the final game, the Canadiens scored three unanswered goals in the third period to win the cup. The series was a great display of hockey talent and was a thrilling conclusion to the 1967 NHL