Green Bay Packers: Legends Never Die

A nugget I found amoungst the Green Bay Packers 100-season history content was Infographic: Packers’ retired numbers.

Infographic: Packers’ retired numbers (11 August 2019) Retrieved from: www.packers.com

The Infographic was published on the Green Bay Packers’ 100th birthday and can be found here https://www.packers.com/news/infographic-packers-retired-numbers  

I enjoyed the content and format, specifically reading career highlights of iconic players who played before I was born into Green Bay Packer fandom.

100 years.

Lotta Championships.

Lotta lists.

Lotta numbers.

1,600+ unique players wearing a number for the Green Bay Packers over the past 100 years. (b)

Minus the six retired numbers, I found it ironic to meet two players who’ve represented #33 within one week.

Pardon the none Packer attire. I was not expecting this photo op!!!

#33, Jim Grabowski.

A two time Super Bowl Champion it was only after this photo when I learned a few legendary stories woven through his career in Green Bay.

Stories like how he was drafted both No. 1 overall by the AFL’s new Miami Dolphins and No. 9 overall by the NFL’s Packers in 1966 during the last time the AFL and NFL held competing drafts prior to the merger. ( c ) or when he was first introduced to Jerry Kramer and “called him Ron.” (d)

Jim played from 1966 – 1970 and finished his football career with the Chicago Bears. (e)

#33, Aaron Jones.

As Aaron’s story continues to be written as a Green Bay Packer, I hope this article can be referenced 100 years from now and cited for information.

During his third season, Aaron continues to be polite and generous to fans. Over my time spent at training camp, I witnessed him thanking fans and signing many autographs, some with inscriptions.

Will the Green Bay Packers retire the seventh number in my lifetime? Only time will tell.

A 13x World Champion vibe always, fill your day in Wisconsin full of Green Bay Packer legends Saturday, September 14, 2019.

By 1 pm arrive at Rawhide, E7475 Rawhide Road New London, WI 54961 for a free celebration honoring Bart Starr’s legacy. Grab lunch at a food truck and listen to Cherry, Bart Starr Jr., and former teammate/players as they share stories about Mr. Starr in a program scheduled from 2:30 pm – 4 pm.

The Bart Starr Commemorative Celebration is free; register here https://pkrs.com/BartStarr until September 6th. (a)

Unofficial legends road trip route in Wisconsin 9/14/2019

Hit the road the same day by 5 pm, from New London to arrive no later than 6:30 pm at D2 Sports Pub 788 Armed Forces Drive, Green Bay, WI 54303 for your photo op with Brett Favre and up to four friends.

Tickets are still available for the photo op, in addition to other signed items, here https://e5sports.com/brett-favre-green-bay-public-signing-9-14-19  

I understand there is a “send in/drop off “option available.

Contact e5sports@gmail.com or 414-249-3448 for this option.

While the Brett Favre Public Autograph Signing event isn’t free, a portion of all proceeds will benefit Favre 4 Hope and The Starr Children’s Fund.

#4 and #15.

Legends. In no particular order.

(a) Registration open for Bart Starr celebration Sept. 14 (2019 August 5) Retrieved from: www.packers.com  

(b) Infographic: Packers’ retired numbers (11 August 2019) Retrieved from: www.packers.com  

(c) Monaghan, Shane (27 April 2016) AFL vs. NFL: The Battle for Jim Grabowski, 50 years later Retrieved from: https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/afl-vs-nfl-the-battle-for-jim-grabowski-50-years-later/

(d) Gross, Milton (23 October 1967) Pittsburgh Press. North American Alliance. p. 47. Jim Grabowski Makes Amends With Packers. Retrieved from: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Q2EqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=k08EAAAAIBAJ&pg=7340%2C3677292  

(e) Retrieved from: www.wikipedia.com

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