Max McGee – had to be the most colorful member of the Green Bay Packers, ever.
Whether he was getting drunk the night before Super Bowl I, chasing broads with his roommate Paul Hornung, talking about Herschel Walker carrying watermelons, or drinking too much in the booth, Max was an interesting and lovable guy.
He was awesome in Super Bowl I, recording 138 yards and two touchdowns, after Boyd Dowler separated his shoulder on the Packers second series. McGee didn’t think he’d play in the Super Bowl (hence the drunkedness) and entered that game with someone else’s helmet on because he didn’t know where his was.
This video, from the 1989 Super Bowl, takes a look at the man behind the persona. While we’re not entirely sure, we think Max’s wife is from Fargo. Either way, the world is a more boring place without Max McGee in it.
Just a small point of correction Monty…Starr was MVP of both SB I and II.
Right you are. My oversight. Max should have been MVP, though :-)