Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Some More From 1976...

The Packerville, U.S.A. Time Machine has stopped back in 1976 again, this time for a preseason game vs. the brand-new Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Milwaukee County Stadium. Many may not know that the expansion team was put together by future Packers’ GM Ron Wolf

A one-page interview with Packers’ K Chester Marcol

Two pages (above and below) of just what was new in that bicentennial year. 

An ad for former Packers’ G Fuzzy Thurston’s Left Guard restaurant in Milwaukee. 

 Packers’ QB Lynn Dickey — “the man” at the time.

O.K., this isn’t Packers-related, but man... what an incredible automobile! 

An article and ballot for voting on the “Greatest Players in Packer History.” 

A two-page photo essay on the Packers’ “Fan Photo Day.” The team used to have this event every year during Training Camp, but discontinued the tradition in the early 1990’s due to overwhelming crowds once Mike Holmgren and Brett Favre came on the scene. We went in the late 1980’s, and there couldn’t have been more than a couple hundred people there. Success sometimes kills traditions.