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The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. announced today that it will induct former Packers players Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and Chris Jacke, and contributor Emil Fischer at the 43rd Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held Saturday, July 20, 2013, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
In his future Hall of Fame career, former Green Bay Packers Brett Favre threw for 71,838 yards and 508 touchdowns. It’s a fair guess that most of those passes were thrown overhand.
But on a cold and blustery white-out day in January 2008, Favre uncorked a snowball’s-chance-in-hell-of-being-completed toss that proved the play of the game.
The Green Bay Packers have a greater winning percentage in postseason games than any team in NFL history.
The Green and Gold have compiled an impressive 30-17 record (.638) in the playoffs. Only the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys have won more games – each with 33 – but their winning percentages of .611 and .569, respectively, don’t measure up.
More than 75 years have passed since Green Bay got its first taste of postseason play against the Boston Redskins in 1936. In the years since, some victories have come easily and some have come down to the wire.
Here is a list of the top five finishes in Packers’ playoff history.
NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutson called Arnie Herber the “greatest long passer for accuracy” he ever saw.
After winning the 1931 NFL championship the Green Bay Packers traveled to California to play exhibition games and were asked to do a short 15-to-20 minute film for MGM. The director set up a pane of glass on the goal post and asked Herber to throw the football from the 50-yard line.
“This was a Hollywood idea to show accuracy of throwing the ball,” Hutson said in an interview with the Packers Hall of Fame. “Well, they thought he would be there a week and they would just keep taking the shot until he hit one.”
Herber hit the glass on the first throw. But the director didn’t have the cameras rolling.
The Green Bay Packers’ Cecil Isbell could not have been any hotter had he captured lightning in his throwing arm.
They’re an eclectic group. They number 20. The majority of them played before the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.
They are those rarest of athletes – players who scored every point in a Green Bay Packers’ victory.
Some of their names are familiar: Don Hutson, Paul Hornung and Mason Crosby. Some will be recognized only by the most diehard of Packers fans: Myrt Basing, Tillie Voss and Pid Purdy.
The Packers have played more than 1,000 regular-season games. There have been 115 instances where one player did all the scoring for Green Bay.
Since 2007, the Green Bay Packers have played the New York Giants five times and the Packers have claimed three of the victories.
Although Green Bay may be leading the recent series, the two Giants’ victories have been on the big stage. Those two dramatic playoff victories propelled the Giants to Super Bowl championships.
Sports Illustrated recently released the hardcover coffee-table book Football’s Greatest, which has a Top 10 list for all-time greatest players by position, coaches, games, teams and much more. Not surprisingly, the Green Bay Packers make quite a few appearances.
We sat down with the book’s editor, Bill Syken, and asked him about the project, as well as some of the more controversial/debatable rankings. Here’s what he had to say.
Some ministers make their points through gentle persuasion, guiding their flock with the delivery of heartfelt homilies, messages of inspiration and uplifting sermons.
Late, great Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White, better known as the “Minister of Defense,” had a slightly different approach to his line of work and there was nothing gentle about what he delivered.
There is nothing quite like kicking off a new season with a blowout victory.
Winning big in week one can add to the optimism already present on opening day. Expectations tend to ratchet upward after a particularly decisive victory.
The Green Bay Packers have played in 91 season openers since turning professional in 1921. They’ve won four of those by 30 or more points.
Below are summaries detailing the largest margins of victory the Packers have manufactured on opening day.