Tuesday, August 10, 2010

September 1972 Program

We’re next going to present some pages of the game program for September 24, 1972. Besides the fact that this game was played on your Packerville, U.S.A. editor’s tenth birthday, it was also the year that the Packers won the Central Division title for the first time since 1967. The cover (above) is a classic art style for that era.

First up is a spread on Green Bay head coach Dan Devine.

Here is the Packers’ coaching staff for 1972, which included two former players of the Lombardi Era, Bart Starr and Dave Hanner.

Some of your 1972 Green Bay Packers.

Check out the attire that these N.F.L. “players” are sporting in the “locker room.”

“O.K., we’ll take four of the NFC mugs that have the Packer helmet, please.”

Electric football! Who can forget the hours of fun that provided?

Looking back on his playing days, former quarterback Bart Starr writes about the defensive opponents he faced in his career.

Lastly for this blog entry, the youth uniforms in those days look more realistic that the modern versions. Come back for more from 1972!