Sunday, August 07, 2011

A Look at Don McIlhenny

Today we have a photo of the Packers’ Don McIlhenny, who played in Green Bay from 1957 through 1959. Having played in Detroit in 1956, he later played for Dallas in 1960 & ’61, and finished his career with San Francisco in 1961. The 6'-0", 197-pound halfback from Southern Methodist is seen above wearing a version of one of the Packers’ color combinations from this era. When Vince Lombardi arrived in 1959, the standardization to the “look” the Packers continue with today began. While with Green Bay, he played in 36 games, rushed 221 times for 854 yards, and scored 3 touchdowns. In the receiving category, he caught 46 passes for 459 yards, and scored 4 touchdowns.

Ed Sabol’s Last Film

Yesterday, Ed Sabol, the founder of NFL Films, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio (long overdue, in our opinion). For the occasion, he directed one final film to the put the spotlight on the game and not on himself. Here is the link if you would like to view it.