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The Greatest Game Ever Played (2008)

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The 1958 National Football League championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants is known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played". It was the first (and only) professional... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Host
Neil Leifer ...
Himself - 1958 NFL Championship Photographer
Dave Anderson ...
Himself - New York Times Reporter
William Gildea ...
Himself - Author (as Bill Gildea)
Himself - Baltimore Native
Himself - ESPN NFL Broadcaster
Bob Wolff ...
Himself - Broadcaster
Art Donovan ...
Himself - Colts Defensive Tackle 1958
Himself - Giants Defensive End 2008
Tony Dungy ...
Himself - Colts Coach 2006
Himself - Colts Wide Receiver 1958
Michael Smith ...
Himself - ESPN NFL Reporter
Jim Mutscheller ...
Himself - Colts Receiver 1958
Antonio Pierce ...
Himself - Giants Linebacker 2007
Dwight Freeney ...
Himself - Colts Defensive End 2006


The 1958 National Football League championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants is known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played". It was the first (and only) professional football title game to ever result in an overtime, featured 17 men who were ultimately inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and included wild swings of momentum and the Colts execution of their two-minute drill to tie the game in the closing seconds of regulation time. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, ESPN films paired eleven of the games participants with current players from the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants to compare the nature of the sport 50 years later, as well as sportscasters, reporters, photographers, spectators, cheerleaders, majorettes and marching band members who contributed their reminiscences. Written by David Bassler

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The Greatest Game Ever Played: Baltimore Colts vs. New York Giants - December 28, 1958  »

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