Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Pack Fights Back (1987)

One might wonder why we needed a book to focus on the 1986 Green Bay Packers, but here we have one. The Pack Fights Back features a subhead of “Can Fresh Faces Turn Things Around?” Forrest Gregg had taken over the struggling team after the firing of Bart Starr following the 1983 season. His first two years (1984-85) ended with 8-8 records each year, and 1986 found the team mired in a 4-12 debacle. So, someone decided that they needed to produce this book to highlight the stellar season and the rampant optimism going into the 1987 campaign. While it appears to be more of a magazine, it is listed as a book, so we’ve added it to our feature on Green Bay Packers-related books that you’re enjoying this off-season.

Most of the book contains text and large black and white photos. 

In the center of the book, there are a few pages of full-color action of your ’86 Packers. 

The back cover.

The book is out of print and hard to find.

The Pack Fights Back: Can Fresh Faces Turn Things Around?
By George Sauerberg and Vernon Biever (photographer)
Bonus Books (1987)
80 pages