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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Bruce, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    Ray Nitschke was, and always will be #1 on my list. I LOVED watching him play when i was a kid, and got to meet him in the late 1980's. I got to sit with him, and talk over the "old days". He asked me, "Hey AL, have you ever tried on a SUPER BOWL ring?" I said NO SIR! And he handed me his Super Bowl ONE ring! (It fit on TWO of my fingers!) We talked, and i got a picture, and some football cards autographed by him.
    I also have met Bart Starr (another CLASS ACT!)
    Jerry Kramer and Fuzzy Thurston also treated me VERY nice.
    It seems like alot of the old players (not all, but alot) take more time with the fans then todays players do. They seem to have more appreciation for the fans.
    Now, last year at Fan Fest I got to try on a Super Bowl 31 ring.......so i only need to try on one from SB 2 to complete the set!
    As far as current players, of course Favre has to be there, as well as Edgar Bennett. He was one that ALWAYS took time for the fans. Donald Driver is that way too.
    Leroy Butler almost ran me over once, so i wasn't too thrilled with the way he ignored me (and almost KILLED me!)
     
  2. GakkofNorway

    GakkofNorway Cheesehead

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  3. GakkofNorway

    GakkofNorway Cheesehead

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    btw you are just four posts in front of me :p
     
  4. Hammer

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    Of all the stars on the 60's teams, I liked Elijah Pitts the best for some reason. He intrigued me because he was from the south and went to a very small college ( Philander Smith in Arkansas ), a true team player and underdog. He did everything pretty well, run, catch passes, and played special teams. I remember him scooping up a fumble and running it in for a TD against the Cowboys in the NFL championship game in 66 that put the Packers up 14-0 early. I was reminded of it when the Pack went up 14-0 against the Niners in the 95 playoffs.
    Pitts came to our club's snowmobile races when I was 8 and I got his autograph. I didn't know what to say to him I was in such awe.
    I'll always love Ray, Reggie, Adderley, Dave Robinson, Willie Wood, Lofton, Favre, Gilbert, Hornung, Max McGee and Paul Ott Carruth ( just kidding ) for no reason other than they were unique players and Packers.
    A friend of mine here is from the same hometown as Carroll Dale and knew him as a kid.
    Hammer
     
  5. GakkofNorway

    GakkofNorway Cheesehead

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    wait make that 3, no 2!
     
  6. Brooks87

    Brooks87 Cheesehead

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    Robert brooks, Brett Favre,Santana Dotson, Reggie white, Desmond howard,Antonio Freeman, Leroy Butler and Dorsey levans. =)
     
  7. DePack

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    I remember watching Don Hutson.........nah, I'm kidding....I'm not that old, but I do love reading about him. Truly the most dominant WR of all times!!
     
  8. PackerCoz

    PackerCoz Cheesehead

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    This is my favorite of all... I mean, who can forget the game on Monday Night Football, where the Packers played the game in the snowfall, I think it was in Denver at Mile High Stadium, where Lofton caught a pass on a slant play, and raced through the snow for the game winning score... Perhaps the greatest receiver outside of Jerry Rice (& Sterling Sharpe)...
     
  9. Hammer

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    Another of my old favorites was The Roadrunner. Travis Williams had a great year in 1967. 4 KO TDs, 2 in one quarter against the Browns. Plus he compiled the NFL all-time single season KO average of something like 41.7 yards. The record still stands I believe. He came out of nowhere, and had a great game against the Lambs in the playoffs that year.
    Hammer
     
  10. PackerChick

    PackerChick Cheesehead

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    My favorite packers?

    Mark Chumura
    Leroy Butler
    Lynn Dickey
    Brett of course
    Ahman Green
    the Gravedigger, Gilbert Brown who I got to meet in my hometown last year
    Sharper until he became a turncoat
    Larry the Rock McCarren
    Reggie, cannot forget him
    Gerry Ellis
    Eddie Lee Ivery
    Brian Noble
    Vince Lombardi
    Paul Hornung

    Anyone else to think of?
     
  11. PackerChick

    PackerChick Cheesehead

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    Mine too. I met him in my hometown last year. Got my Packers wallet autographed by him.
     
  12. carol k

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    DePack. I have a special place in my heart for Longwell. He took time out to pose with our granddaughter when she was about 6 years old. He was then supposed to go on a cruise with us, but Sara got pregnant, and they were unable to go. I gave the picture of him and our granddaughter to the person who planned the cruise, and he signed it, "To Danielle, from Ryan Longwell." The following year he was able to go on the cruise, and I thanked him for doing that. He is a very personable guy. And, of course, being a grandma, if someone is nice to my grandchildren, they rate high in my book. He even put his arm around her when they had their picture taken.
     
  13. DePack

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    Great story carol, I never get tired of hearing stories of players/coaches taking the extra step to interact with "real people". Thanks for sharing and have a nice cruise!!!
     
  14. cheesey

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    Hammer.....Pitts was a GREAT player! I liked him too!
    I FINALLY got Longwell's autograph on a picture i took of him at Favre's softball game last year. I had been trying to get him to sign for YEARS! I called to him after he had an at bat, and he came over to the net nad signed it for me. But at practice, i could never get him to do it.

    Oh......and Gakk.........i blew right past you, didn't i!!! :wink: :lol:
     
  15. GakkofNorway

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    you did! :(

    But I'm catching up!
     
  16. Noisey Packer Fan

    Noisey Packer Fan Cheesehead

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    Reggie White(All TIME FAVORITE),Leroy Buttler,KGB(Heck no Im not gona try to spell his name) I kinda lean twords Big D people
     
  17. GakkofNorway

    GakkofNorway Cheesehead

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    KGB? KGB? KGB? What the?
     
  18. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    KGB big? lol
     
  19. Noisey Packer Fan

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    ya know Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila There I spelled it! and yes he is one of my favorites 8)
     
  20. mattresell

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    Of course I like the Favre's and Reggie's, but the more obscure ones I like are:

    Gilbert Brown
    William Henderson
    John Jurkovic
    Antonio Freeman
    Nate Wayne
    Frank Winters

    And why not throw in some love for Travis Jervey.
     
  21. Bruce

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    Nothing wrong with liking KGB!!!

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  22. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

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    Nothing wrong with liking a guy. I dont think hes the best player, or even a 'good' player, but that shouldnt stop you from liking him. I like guys who arent really good. Maybe its their effort, their heart I like. I feel ya.
     
  23. Bruce

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    What is not to love about by far the greatest WR of his time. He was the Jerry Rice of his era

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  24. Bruce

    Bruce Cheesehead

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    Yeah, and besides that someone should show this to Chad Lewis and tell him he was not the first black man to do a "river dance" TD celebatory dance in the endzone.
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  25. cheesey

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    Hutson was WAY before my time. I only put players that i have seen and know. It's hard to know what to say about someone, if you never saw them play, or met them. I know he was a GREAT player. I wish i could have seen him play.
     

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