Friday, May 17, 2013

The Packer Tapes (1995)

Longtime team athletic trainer Domenic Gentile wrote this enjoyable book — The Packer Tapes: My 32 Years With The Green Bay Packers — after he retired in 1992, following one last year under Ron Wolf and Mike Holmgren. 

From the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association: “In 1961, he was hired by the Green Bay Packers and head coach Vince Lombardi as an assistant to head athletic trainer, Bud Jorgensen. He became the head athletic trainer in 1970 and remained in that position until his retirement following the 1992-93 football season. During his tenure with the Packers, he was an integral part of five NFL Championships, including the first two Super Bowls.”

“He will long be remembered for the compassion toward others and his dedication to the profession of athletic training. He has positively affected the lives of countless people and has served as an excellent role model of what an athletic trainer should be, both on and off the field of play.”

This book is full of behind-the-scenes stories of some of the greatest Packers players and coaches over 30 years. A must read for the amateur Green Bay football historian. 

A sample of an inside spread, with an undated photo of Gentile. 

Photo spread. 

The back cover.

Find your copy here.

The Packer Tapes: 
My 32 Years With The Green Bay Packers
By Domenic Gentile with Gary D’Amato
Prairie Oak Press (1995)
158 pages