Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Anybody for Some John Hadl?

Let’s take a short journey back to 1974, to see the Green Bay Packers vs. the Minnesota Vikings at old Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota. The date was November 17th, and the teams were playing in Week Ten of the ’74 campaign. Here’s a good chance to see Packers’ QB John Hadl in action — something you see rarely in the highlights of Packers’ history. This was head coach Dan Devine’s last year in Titletown, and Hadl was brought in to save the franchise. In reality, the deal hamstrung it for years to come. This segment is from “This Week in the N.F.L.,” hosted by Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier. By the way, the Packers won that day, 19-7.