Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl I Pix Revisited

More deets and another worthwhile look back at local football history . . .

On that day, LIFE photographer Bill Ray—who during his tenure at the magazine photographed the Vietnam War, Private Elvis Presley shipping off to a military tour of duty, Marilyn Monroe singing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy, and other iconic celebrities and moments—got behind-the-scenes access to the Kansas City Chiefs, who were taking on the Green Bay Packers in what was then called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. (A few years later, it was renamed Super Bowl I.) The Chiefs locker room was stuffed with soda. The starting quarterback was indeed smoking.

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A Look Back at the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I

LIFE photographer Bill Ray had behind-the-scenes access to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, in what was later renamed Super Bowl I.