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.