Monday, January 31, 2011

Classic Bart

For Monday of Super Bowl week, we’ve got one great photo of legendary Packers’ QB Bart Starr. This is from the January 2, 1966 N.F.L. title game against the Cleveland Browns, in which Green Bay was triumphant — the first of three championships in a row. Our 2010 Packers arrived in Dallas today, getting out of the Midwest just in time before a major snowstorm. They get down to work tomorrow, and we wish them the best in their practices at Southern Methodist University’s football facilities.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Packers vs. Steelers... 1967

As the Packers look to their big game with Pittsburgh next Sunday, we’re heading back to December 17, 1967, when the Steelers came to Lambeau Field. It was a week before Christmas, and Green Bay was playing their final game of the regular season. They had a 9-3-1 record, and were trying to win an a third straight N.F.L. title.

Your 1967 Packers coaching staff.

How could you go wrong with having Bart Starr in an ad for your company back then?

Maybe we just will test drive one of these Monday morning.

A great one-page update on Lambeau Field’s brand-new heating coil system to prevent “frozen tundra.”

The Steelers’ 1967 roster.

What’s a video game? X-Box? Wii?

Green Bay statistical leaders for 1967.

The Packers’ 1967 roster.

Two unsung heroes of the 1960’s Green Bay organization.

The Hotel Northland is still in downtown Green Bay, having been turned into a low income-assisted living facility some years ago. Just this week, it was announced that the building will be turned back into a luxury hotel soon. The Packers’ ties with this building are many — including the fact that most visiting teams used to stay here. The Packerville staff looks forward to staying here in the hopefully not-too-distant future.

A great ad featuring legendary comedian Bob Hope. In this era, he was still at the top of his game.

We love the ads from area businesses expressing support to our team.

The Josten’s folks are still making championship jewelry. Wouldn’t you just love to have one of the rings shown in this ad?

Boy, we’d love to go back and get a few of these glasses from a Green Bay Mobil station. We’d also love to watch The Vince Lombardi Show. We wonder if those tapes/films are laying in a basement storage room somewhere in Green Bay?

$799 is a great price for a cruise. It would’ve been great to head off on a 15-day cruise after the Packers won Super Bowl II. On the day that this game program came from, the Packers ended up losing to the Steelers 24-17, but the season wasn’t lost. They still finished first in the NFL Central, and beat the Rams in the Western Conference playoff. After that, the Ice Bowl, Super Bowl II, and three championships in a row.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Champion Packers

It was the third week of December, 1961, and the Green Bay Packers had the Western Conference title wrapped up. The folks at Sports Illustrated came out with a feature on the Packers’ defense, which we’re presenting here today on the blog. Green Bay whipped the New York Giants 37-0 at home after this to become World Champions for the first time since 1944. Enjoy the look back in time.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Last Time...

We thought you might enjoy watching the last time our Packers won the Lombardi Trophy. This is the end of Super Bowl XXXI, and the celebration afterwards. Hopefully, there will be more of the same a week from this Sunday.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Startin’ Off the ’30s Right

The 1930 Green Bay Packers season was their 10th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 10-3-1 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning them a first-place finish and the Packers' second consecutive (of three) National Football League Championship.

September 21, 1930 — Chicago Cardinals (W 14-0)
September 28, 1930 — Chicago Bears (W 7-0)
October 5, 1930 — New York Giants (W 14-7)
October 12, 1930 — Frankford Yellow Jackets (W 27-12)
October 19, 1930 — at Minneapolis Red Jackets (W 13-0)
October 26, 1930 — Minneapolis Red Jackets (W 19-0)
November 2, 1930 — Portsmouth Spartans (W 47-13)
November 9, 1930 — at Chicago Bears (W 13-12)
November 16, 1930 — at Chicago Cardinals (L 13-6)
November 23, 1930 — at New York Giants (L 13-6)
November 27, 1930 — at Frankford Yellow Jackets (W 25-7)
November 30, 1930 — at Staten Island Stapletons (W 37-7)
December 7, 1930 — at Chicago Bears (L 21-0)
December 14, 1930 — at Portsmouth Spartans (T 6-6)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rodgers on SI Cover

For those of you who are geographically lucky, Aaron Rodgers is on this week’s “regional” cover of Sports Illustrated.

Classic SI Packers Photos

We’re pretty sure that most of our readers wouldn’t have stumbled across this gallery of classic Sports Illustrated photos featuring the Green Bay Packers. So, we’re bringing it to you over here at the Packerville blog. All captions are from the magazine as well. Above, Vince Lombardi shares a moment with Jerry Kramer, who carried the coach off the field after their 33-14 Super Bowl II win against the Raiders. The game marked Lombardi's last as a Packers head coach.

Bart Starr under center during a 1962 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Jim Ringo (51) and Max McGee (85) sit on the bench during a cold game in Green Bay.

Vince Lombardi patrolled the Green Bay sidelines for nine seasons, leading the Packers to a 9-1 playoff record, three N.F.L. championships and two Super Bowl wins.

Vince Lombardi surprised the wives of the Packers' players with mink stoles after the team won the N.F.L. Championship in 1962.

Teammates (from left) Paul Hornung, Jerry Kramer and Fred Thurston exit the field in 1965.

Lombardi surveys the field during a 1967 game. He compiled an 89-29-4 regular-season record with the Packers.

Two-time Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP quarterback Bart Starr rears back to throw a pass.

Linebacker Ray Nitschke's 66 is one of only five numbers retired by the Packers.

Offensive lineman Forrest Gregg had a Hall-of-Fame career with the Packers and also coached the team from 1984 to 1987.

Lombardi addresses his players during a team meeting.

Bart Starr, pictured here in a 1963 game against the San Francisco 49ers, is the only player to quarterback his team to five N.F.L. Championships.

Former Heisman Trophy winner Paul Hornung played running back, quarterback and place-kicker for the Packers from 1957 to 1966.

Vince Lombardi jokingly participates in a 1962 practice.

Head coach Bart Starr leads his playoff troops through drills before a game against the Chicago Bears in 1963.

Hard-hitting linebacker Ray Nitschke spent 15 seasons with the Packers and won the MVP award in the 1962 N.F.L. Championship Game.

Bart Starr was the 1966 N.F.L. MVP. That year he threw for 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions on his way to the fourth of his five championship wins.

Vince Lombardi and Ray Nitschke during a 1963 game against the Chicago Bears.

Packers quarterback Scott Hunter gets some tips from Starr before a 1972 game.

Hornung, Jim Taylor, Starr and coach Lombardi prepare for Super Bowl I against the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967. Lombardi and Starr won all five of their championships together.

Lombardi made a habit of being carried off the field during his coaching days. Here, Packers players swarm him after the 1961 N.F.L. Championship.

After four Pro Bowl selections and 152 career touchdowns, Bart Starr was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

Reggie White's 68.5 sacks as a Packer rank second all time and his 198.5 career sacks is the second best in N.F.L. history.

Brett Favre partakes in a Packers tradition by riding a bicycle to practice with fans during training camp in 1993.

Favre and head coach Mike Holmgren led the Packers to five straight playoff runs from 1994 to 1998. The stretch included two Super Bowl appearances, including a victory in XXXI in 1997.

Brett Favre prepares to exit the tunnel before a 2006 game against the Chicago Bears.