Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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.