Saturday, June 30, 2007

Green Bay Packers Yearbook — 1961

Today we feature the Green Bay Packers Yearbook for 1961, with a muddy-faced Forrest Gregg on the cover. This year, the Packers would wind up the season by beating the New York Giants 37-0 in Green Bay for the NFL title — their first under Lombardi and the first since 1944.

Some of the articles featured in this year’s Yearbook are: “Title Defense”... “Meet Herb Adderley... First Choice”... “The Day Green Bay Won the Championship”...“More Seats, New Attendance Records, New Milwaukee Manager, Talent Scout”... “Hawg” (Dave Hanner)... A Large Section on the 1960 Championship Game in Philadelphia... “A Tribute to Green Bay” (from an Eagles fan)... “The Midwest Shrine Classic”... “Maxie the Taxi” (Max McGee)... “Katzenjammer Kids” (the defensive backfield — Jesse Whittenton, Hank Gremminger, and John Symank)... “Middleman in 6,257 Plays (Center Jim Ringo)... “Lombardi — Just Plain Hard Work”... “The Packers’ 1960 Story... in Statistics”... “Thunder and Lightning” (Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung”... “Curly Lambeau — The Fan”...