This story has a direct impact on the Green Bay Packers as well as the rest of the NFC North—the Minnesota Vikings and the team’s battle to get a new stadium approved by the Minnesota legislature
In the very first meeting between the Packers and the Bears in 1921, there was a single moment that would foretell a future of heated battles. Chicago’s John (Tarzan) Taylor threw a sucker punch that broke the nose of Packers tackle Howard Buck. It would prove to be the opening salvo in what became a long and tenuous rivalry between Green Bay and Chicago.
This story is about a gruff, quote-worthy coach who single-handidly built a football dynasty in the 1960s. No, this isn’t about Vince Lombardi. Rather, it’s an interesting story about another type of football coach, born the same year as Vince, whose persona and achievements closely mirror those of Lombardi. Eerily so, in some cases.
Green Bay Packers History: Videos – Part 7 of 7 Plus Bonus Videos. Ice Bowl Game. Lombardi Teaches Football.
As the 2010 NFL Draft approaches, and anticipation builds, Packer fans everywhere are hoping the team’s first round draft pick will turn out to be the team’s next Hall of Famer. Unfortunately, Packers’ history says that’s not very likely.
The Green Bay Packers have 19 players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only 3, however, were first round draft choices (Paul Hornung, Herb Adderley and James Lofton). Only 2 (Adderley and Lofton) were between the years of 1959-2009 that this article covers.