Help Make Jerry Kramer a Hall of Famer and Win His One of a Kind Autographed Football

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Jerry Kramer Autographed Football
Jerry Kramer Autographed Football

It’s that time of year when the Hall of Fame Seniors Committee starts considering candidates for nomination. As Packers fans, we all know about the travesty that is Jerry Kramer, he who was voted one of the best players of the NFL’s first 50 years, not being in the Hall of Fame.

As I’ve written before, it’s a wrong that needs to be righted.

It’s also a crusade we’ve taken up before, helping his daughter, Alicia in her efforts to persuade the Hall of Fame committee members. While success has eluded us, it’s not something we’re planning on giving up on.

We are calling on all of Packer Nation to join in on this effort, and to give you all a little extra incentive, anyone who helps is eligible to win this fabulous one of a kind autographed football by the man himself, Jerry Kramer. The football has been generously donated to the cause by our sponsor, Waukesha Sports Cards. Check their web site for a great collection of Packers memorabilia.

Here are the details:

How to help and  be eligible to win this football:

At this link, you’ll find a list of the Hall of Fame Voters, their email addresses, twitter accounts and mailing addresses. Right now, focus should be on the Senior Committee members (in bold).

We want you to contact the voters in a respectful, friendly manner. Don’t be aggressive or overly dramatic. I will provide some examples at the end of this post to use as templates for your own words or just edit and send.

For every communication you send, you will receive points. Each point will count as an entry in the contest.

1 point – send a tweet to a Hall of Fame Voter (Special focus on Senior Committee members at this time). You MUST include the hashtag #Kramer4HOF.

1 point - Share our Facebook post with your friends (see it below).

5 points – send an email to a Hall of Fame Voter (Special focus on Senior Committee members at this time). You MUST CC: AllGreenBayPackers@gmail.com.

10 points – mail a letter to a Hall of Fame Voter (Special focus on Senior Committee members at this time). You MUST take a picture of your addressed AND stamped envelope and email the pic to AllGreenBayPackers@gmail.com.

One winner will be selected at random. Contest runs for one week and ends midnight on Sunday June 15th. Winner will hopefully be announced Monday night (depending on how many entries we get and how long it takes to track them all).

Note: You can send to every voter, but only one of each type of communication per voter. Do NOT send 50 tweets or emails to the same person – that will do more harm than good and we will only count the first one as far as points for the contest goes.

What to do:

Be brief, respectful and polite in your emails or letters. They will not read a long note.

DO NOT USE ALL CAPS or multiple exclamation marks!!!!!  Do not scold them in any way.

Focus on the unfairness of Kramer being the only member of the NFL 50th Anniversary team not being in the Hall of Fame. Who can possibly argue against that?

No more than one tweet, email or letter to each of the voters. SPAMMING them will be counter-productive.

 

 

Sample Tweets:   

{@HOFvotername}   Jerry Kramer: The ONLY member of the NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team not in the HOF. #Kramer4HOF

{@HOFvotername}    A member of the NFL 50th Anniversary Team not in the Hall of Fame? How can that be? #Kramer4HOF

{@HOFvotername}    With all due respect, Jerry Kramer, one of NFL’s Best of first 50 years, belongs in HOF  #Kramer4HOF

{@HOFvotername}   Make Jerry Kramer a Hall of Famer – best of the NFL’s first 50 years #Kramer4HOF

 

Sample E-Mail:

Subject: Make Jerry Kramer a Hall of Famer

Dear Mr./Mrs.  {HOFvotername}

I’m just sending this brief note as a reminder that Jerry Kramer is the only member of the NFL’s 50th Anniversary team that is not in the Hall of Fame.

Whatever the reasons for this, isn’t it time to right that wrong?

Jerry is revered among Packer faithful and respected throughout the league for his talent and heart. It is time his contributions to football are recognized, and he take his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

I hope you’ll give it some serious consideration.

Sincerely,

{Your name}

 

Sample Letter:

Dear Mr./Mrs.  {HOFvotername}

I am writing to encourage the consideration of Jerry Kramer for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Jerry is a member of the NFL’s 50th Anniversary All-Time team and is the only member of that team not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was rated #1 in the recent NFL Network’s Top 10 list of players not in the Hall of Fame.

 Their fourth-round pick in 1958, Jerry played his entire career for Green Bay. A 3-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro. In addition to being called “the best guard in the game” by Vince Lombardi himself, Jerry also served as the team’s place kicker in 1962, 1963, and part of 1968.

Jerry is revered among Packer faithful and respected throughout the league for his talent and heart. It is time his contributions to football are recognized, and he take his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Make Jerry Kramer a Hall of Famer

Respectfully submitted,

 {Your name}

 

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Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.

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  • Mike Hanson

    Jerry Kramer was one of the best players of the 60s he needs to be put in the Hall of Fame