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March 14, 1998
In 1969, Ray Nitschke and several other Packer players were trying to enjoy a peaceful dinner in Green Bay. Unfortunately for them, my parents and I happened to be eating at the same restaurant. So I did what any 7-year-old Packer fan would do: I ran over and asked them for their autographs. Not only did these men interrupt their meal to give me their autographs, but they seemed genuinely happy to speak with me. I suggested that Nitschke give me his phone number so that we could stay in touch.
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March 14, 1998
In 1969, Ray Nitschke and several other Packer players were trying to enjoy a peaceful dinner in Green Bay. Unfortunately for them, my parents and I happened to be eating at the same restaurant. So I did what any 7-year-old Packer fan would do: I ran over and asked them for their autographs. Not only did these men interrupt their meal to give me their autographs, but they seemed genuinely happy to speak with me. I suggested that Nitschke give me his phone number so that we could stay in touch.
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March 9, 1998 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A terror in a football uniform and a soft-spoken guy in civilian clothes. That was Ray Nitschke, Hall of Fame linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, who died Sunday of a massive heart attack in Venice, Fla. Nitschke, 61, was stricken while driving with his daughter, Amy Klaas, and granddaughter, Jacqueline, from his summer home in Naples, Fla. to visit friends. "Dad suddenly started having chest pains," Klaas said. "We stopped at a service station and I went in for water and a soft drink.
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March 9, 1998 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A terror in a football uniform and a soft-spoken guy in civilian clothes. That was Ray Nitschke, Hall of Fame linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, who died Sunday of a massive heart attack in Venice, Fla. Nitschke, 61, was stricken while driving with his daughter, Amy Klaas, and granddaughter, Jacqueline, from his summer home in Naples, Fla. to visit friends. "Dad suddenly started having chest pains," Klaas said. "We stopped at a service station and I went in for water and a soft drink.
SPORTS
January 27, 1985 | Associated Press
Jerry Kramer has waited 12 years for professional football's ultimate honor. But once again, Super Bowl Sunday wasn't so super for one of the National Football League's all-time greats. Kramer, the Green Bay Packer who was a five-time all-league pick and played in three Pro Bowls, was voted the greatest offensive guard in NFL history by a league committee in 1969.
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January 8, 1989 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
A loud crash reverberated through the dining room at a decibel level that made silverware quiver like tuning forks. It sounded as if someone had just taken a dive straight through a plate-glass window. Bobby Hull looked around to see what happened. A waitress stood over a tray of dishes she had dropped, but Hull had a better idea of whom to blame. "Uh, oh," Hull said. "Nitschke's doing the dishes again," Amid a din of laughter, Ray Nitschke was too busy to reply.
SPORTS
August 10, 2004
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SPORTS
February 1, 1987
Thirteen members of the football and baseball Halls of Fame will compete in the 20th American Airlines Golf Classic Thursday through Saturday at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa course in Palm Desert, announced tournament chairman Mike Gunn.
SPORTS
January 15, 2001 | LARRY STEWART
What: "NFL Films Presents--Pro Football's Greatest Reunion" Where: ESPN, today, 1:30 p.m. During its 81 years, more than 16,000 men have played in the NFL. Of those, 204 have been selected for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Last July, 111 returned to Canton. It was the largest gathering of hall of famers in the history of sports.
SPORTS
December 20, 1994 | Associated Press
Phil Bengtson, former Green Bay Packer head coach and father figure to many of his players, has died after a long illness in San Diego. He was 81. Bengtson, who died at his home Sunday, rose from Vince Lombardi's assistant head coach and defensive coordinator to hold the top position in 1968-70. As a head coach, Bengtson compiled a 20-21-1 record, with no playoff appearances.
SPORTS
January 8, 1989 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
A loud crash reverberated through the dining room at a decibel level that made silverware quiver like tuning forks. It sounded as if someone had just taken a dive straight through a plate-glass window. Bobby Hull looked around to see what happened. A waitress stood over a tray of dishes she had dropped, but Hull had a better idea of whom to blame. "Uh, oh," Hull said. "Nitschke's doing the dishes again," Amid a din of laughter, Ray Nitschke was too busy to reply.
SPORTS
January 27, 1985 | Associated Press
Jerry Kramer has waited 12 years for professional football's ultimate honor. But once again, Super Bowl Sunday wasn't so super for one of the National Football League's all-time greats. Kramer, the Green Bay Packer who was a five-time all-league pick and played in three Pro Bowls, was voted the greatest offensive guard in NFL history by a league committee in 1969.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1998
What's happening in the next few weeks: * Even if you don't have tickets to the Super Bowl on Jan. 25, you can still attend the NFL Experience: Super Bowl Card Show, Jan. 16-18 and Jan. 22-25 at Qualcomm Stadium. NFL Experience includes more than 50 interactive football games and attractions, trading card and collectibles licensees, card and memorabilia dealers, and free autographs from NFL players.
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May 23, 2005 | Susan King
The reason the football sequences were so realistic in the original 1974 comedy "The Longest Yard" was the veteran pro gridiron players in the cast. Even Burt Reynolds, who starred in the film as Paul Crewe -- a washed-up NFL quarterback-turned-con who trains a group of prisoners to take on the guards in a football game -- played halfback for Florida State.
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