Friday, May 16, 2014

Curly Lambeau — NFL Photo Gallery

We were reading some stories about Green Bay Packers’ co-founder Earl “Curly” Lambeau this evening in the outstanding book “Green Bay – A City And Its Team,” and thought we’d share some photos of the man. Above, Lambeau is shown in undated file photo. (Associated Press)

"There was no stopping our team" — an opinion expressed by Lambeau, coach of the Packers, after his team beat the New York Giants, 27-0 in Milwaukee on December 10, 1939. The Packers won their fifth national pro football league championship. (Associated Press) 

Lambeau, after leaving Green Bay, with his Chicago Cardinals coaching staff 1950. (National Football League) 

Professional football is now about to extend its field overseas. The Green Bay Packers, one of the country's leading professional outfits, sailed for Honolulu on the ocean liner Mariposa to play two charity games. On board as the vessel leaving from Los Angeles are from left: team captain John McNally of Boston; Earl “Curly” Lambeau, manger and coach; center; and Paul Burke, the team's most faithful fan. Burke accompanies the Packers wherever they go to play. This photo taken on December 19, 1932 in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

Lambeau (left) sits with screen actress Myrna Kennedy (center) and Chicago Bear Harold (Red) Grange during a game against a team composed of former Southern California stars on February 6, 1933 in Los Angeles. (Associated Press) 

Members of the Green Bay Packers hold a victory celebration in their dressing room after a 14-7 win over the New York Giants in the National Football League Championship game on December 17, 1944 in New York. The teammates carry Ted Fritsch (#64), who scored the Packers' two touchdowns, and coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau, right center holding hat. Other players identified are, Bob Kahler (#8), Charles Goldenberg (#43), guard, and Ade Schwammel (#58), tackle. (Associated Press) 

NFL owners and coaches meet with Bert Bell, seated at center, league commissioner, July 20, 1947 in Pittsburgh. (Left to right, seated): Art Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers; Tim Mara, New York Giants; Bell; Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Packers; Fred Mandel, Jr., Detroit Lions. Standing: Dan Reeves, Los Angeles Rams; Walter Halas, Chicago Bears; Jack Mara, New York Giants; Roy Benningsen, Chicago Cardinals; George Marshall, Washington Redskins; Al Ennis, Philadelphia Eagles; Ralph Brizzolara, Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/Daniel P. Jacino) 

Lambeau (left), new head coach of the Chicago Cardinals, holds his first strategy session with former Packer QB Cecil Isbell, his new backfield coach on February 9, 1950 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Cannon) 

Coach Lambeau instructs Charley Trippi (#62), Chicago Cardinals' halfback, where the hole will be when this play is called during National Football League season, on March 1, 1950, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Fullback Pat Harder (#34) and guards Garrard Ramsey (#20) and Plato Andros (#68) are the blockers. (Associated Press) 

Eddie LeBaron, a former College of the Pacific player and an All-American, signs a two-year contract with the Washington Redskins on September 4,1952 in San Antonio,Texas. Overlooking are Sammy Baugh, (left), Redskins backfield coach and Earl Lambeau, Redskins head coach. LeBaron had just been discharged from the U.S. Marines. (Associated Press) 

Earl (“Curly”) Lambeau (second from left), during ceremonies honoring his installation into the Wisconsin Hall of Fame at Green Bay, Wisconsin on November 17, 1962. With Lambeau are (left), George Strickler, assistant sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, and Pete Rozelle, NFL Commissioner. (Associated Press) 

Eleven of the 17 charter members who were enshrined into the national Pro Football Hall of Fame on September 7, 1963 in Canton, Ohio. (Front row from left): Earl (“Dutch”) Clark, Earl (“Curly”) Lambeau, Mel Hein, John (“Blood”) McNally, and Don Hutson. (Back row from left): Sammy Baugh, Cal Hubbard, Bronko Nagurski, George Halas, Red Grange, and Ernie Nevers. They hold busts of themselves to be displayed in the Hall. (Associated Press) 

Curly Lambeau poses with his bust after he was enshrined in the National Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, September 7, 1963 during dedication ceremonies. (Associated Press)

Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, (from left), Cal Hubbard, Johnny McNally, Don Hutson, and Earl (“Curly”) Lambeau stand at the Green Bay Packers display inside the Hall of Fame on September 7, 1963 in Canton, Ohio. The former Wisconsin players were enshrined in a ceremony. (Associated Press)
Photos courtesy of NFL.com

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are some great photos and descriptions / details. As always, thanks for posting Mr. Lambeau...

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