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This Sunday: Colts vs Giants Nearly 60 Years Later

December 19, 2018

This Sunday, a scant 6 days shy of 60 years later, (60 and 6 evoke the pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches), the Colts and Giants meet in a redux of the 1958 NFL Championship Game, (aka the greatest game ever played).

Then in Baltimore, the Colts won the 1958 game, the first game to decide the NFL crown that went into overtime (only one other, New England’s great comeback win in the 51st Super Bowl has done so) led by John Unitas, Raymond Berry and Alan “The Horse” Ameche.

So many from that famed tilt are no longer with us, however, such greats as Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, Sam Huff and Berry are still “here.”

Another, Charley Winner, a Colts assistant coach, his father in law, Weeb Ewbank (Mr. Ewbank coached the ’58 and ’59 Colts plus the ’68 New York Jets to titles) was the head coach, is also still alive.

At this time, he is 94 years old. Please click below for a nice piece on Mr. Winner, written in 2014.

Catching Up With … Former Colts coach Charley Winner …

 

 

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