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Chiefs great Bobby Bell remembers first Super Bowl

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Chiefs great Bobby Bell played in the first Super Bowl when Kansas City lost to the Green Bay Packers.

He remembers it like it was yesterday even though the Super Bowl wasn't a big deal back then.

"I remember me and Buck Buchanan sitting at the game and looking into the stands. Who is going to pay 12 bucks for a ticket?" he recalled.

Bell and his teammates each received $7,500. The Green Bay Packers received double. The winners this Sunday will get $92,000 each while the losers will get half of that.

Ads in the first Super Bowl cost $42,000 rather than $4 million as is currently charged.

Bell said 46 years ago that $7,500 was more than most players made in a year. In fact, his regular job was with General Motors. He used vacation time to attend training camp.

He treasures his game jersey and his last pair of game shoes, which even still have dirt on them. He actually saved his first Super Bowl check.

One of his favorite memories is the Super Bowl IV win over Minnesota, and being world champs.

"That Super Bowl was big icing on the cake for us," Bell recalled. "A lot of guys got a Christmas bonus, money wise."

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