Packer History

Time to Bury the Hatchet?

  3 years ago     7936 Views     65 Comments  

Word came out this week of a reunion that might have happened between Brett Favre and The Green Bay Packers last season, had not his Oak Grove high school team kept winning. It seems so many years ago that Packers GM Ted Thompson committed the unpardonable sin of trading Brett Favre. It isn't quite so far in the distant past that Brett Favre committed the unpardonable sin of going to the Vikings. But for one of the best quarterbacks the league has ever seen to NOT be reconciled with his team is the greatest sin of all. Let's remember the…

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Quiet Return of the Lambeau Field Mystique?

  4 years ago     119 Views     1 Comment  

In the late 1990s, the Packers were unstoppable on the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field. Teams feared to come into our house and their fans, when predicting their team's season record, would religiously mark a loss next to any games their team played at Lambeau Field. In 1997, on their way to their second straight Super Bowl, the Packers largely walked through the regular season on their way to post season play and recorded all wins in the legendary stadium. But on October 5, 1998, the Vikings closed the door on a shocking win at Lambeau and created a crack…

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Before There Were Helmets: Johnny (Blood) McNally

  4 years ago     387 Views     Leave your thoughts  

A continuation of our series on Packer greats from before the 1943 NFL helmet rule. If you missed the others in the series, you can find them here. Johnny Blood McNally was a colorful personality both on and off the field. His speed and ability was unquestioned, but his... interesting antics must have caused some early gray hairs for coach Curly Lambeau. Johnny Blood started his professional football career with the Milwaukee Badgers.. you read that right.. the Badgers. In those days there was a big struggle between college and professional football as colleges were constantly after pro teams about…

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A Reminder to Packer Fans: It Could be Worse

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I was born in August of 1970 into a family of rabid Packer fans. It was NOT the best era to grow up a Packer fan, but growing up in that era really helps put things like losses in the divisional round of the playoffs into perspective. I was born on August 20th. On September 3rd, the great Vince Lombardi died, and so did the Packers' era of dominance. (more…)

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