May 31, 2013 |
ESPN is commemorating the life of Vince Lombardi with an hourlong special, “Lombardi's Legacy,” on June 6, at 6 p.m. PDT. That's five days before what would have been the legendary coach's 100th birthday. Host Chris Berman will be joined by Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and Jerry Kramer. Canton-enshrined quarterback Bart Starr is also scheduled to be interviewed. All of that brings to mind a terrific, behind-the-scenes story of Lombardi from the late, great Steve Sabol, who told it to The Times a few years ago for a series on the history of NFL Films.
January 26, 1997 |
Spend time at any airline terminal, train or bus station and it becomes obvious: The world is divided into light packers and take-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink packers. How can it be that some of us manage a 21-day tour of Europe with a carry-on bag while others need suitcase upon suitcase for a weekend up the coast? But those packing habits, say mental health experts, may actually be a reflection of our personal characteristics and anxieties.
April 16, 1989
Dominic Olejniczak, former president of the Green Bay Packers Corp. and a former Green Bay mayor, died Saturday morning at his home. Olejniczak's death was stroke-related, a relative said. Olejniczak, 80, was president of the National Football League for 24 years and spent 10 years as the city's mayor. He became president of the Packers on April 28, 1958, when the team was struggling. The Packers had not had a winning record in 10 years and had just finished their worst season ever with a 1-10 record.
January 22, 2011
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP Who: Green Bay at Chicago. When: Today, noon PST, Ch. 11. Line: Packers by 3. Over/under: 43. Farmer's pick: The Packers' offensive tackles will be seriously tested, but no quarterback has been more effective throwing on the run than Aaron Rodgers. Watch for a big play from at least one of Green Bay's defensive playmakers ? Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson or Tramon Williams . PACKERS 28, BEARS 24 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP Who: N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh.
March 5, 2008 |
How he started 1991 draft: Atlanta Falcons make Favre their second-round pick, No. 33 overall, out of Southern Mississippi. Rookie season: Active for three games during the regular season, he played in two (debut Oct. 27 vs. Los Angeles Rams and Nov. 10 at Washington). Only statistics were four incomplete passes in Redskins game. Feb. 10, 1992: Traded to Packers, for 17th overall pick in 1992 draft. Playing highlights Sept. 13, 1992: at Tampa Bay, Favre completes his first NFL pass -- to himself.
August 23, 1985
The $21-million, one-year campaign, aimed at improving the citrus industry's image as well as sales, will be handled by New York-based agency Dancer Fitzgerald Sample. It is the most ambitious and expensive ever undertaken by the Florida Citrus Commission, which represents more than 15,000 growers, processors and packers statewide.
August 10, 2012 |
Mighty asterisks hang over Shannon Eastin's claim as the NFL's first female official, but history was recorded Thursday night by the rookie line judge who worked the Green Bay Packers-San Diego Chargers exhibition. Yes, it was preseason, and, yes, Eastin's stay as a replacement official ends whenever locked-out regulars and the NFL reach a deal. But on a night when replacements in the Washington Redskins-Buffalo Bills game were booed for missed touchback and pass-interference calls, Eastin and her crew, led by referee Donovan Briggans, performed respectably.
May 12, 2007
I can't decide which is more satisfying for this Bay Area sports fan -- the overpaid Jason Schmidt in Dodger Blue going on the disabled list as soon as a stiff wind started blowing, or all the B-list celebrity hacks scurrying onto Southwest flights to Oakland to watch an NBA team win a playoff series. What's next, Pete Carroll to the Packers? ANDREW MORAN Orinda, Calif.