Born during a pivotal time in the civil rights era, the friendship between NFL Hall of Famers Jerry Kramer and Willie Davis taught the world that human connection can transcend race and time. The Door County Boys and Girls Club celebrates that friendship with a scholarship they’ve named 64/87, in honor of the two men [...]
Category: Jerry Kramer
Tunnell vision and a really nice man
Emlen Tunnell, who followed a storied Coast Guard career with an equally impressive NFL career and was, by all accounts, a remarkable human being, once popped in to visit my dad, Ron Kostelnik. Having just finished his second season with the Packers, my 22-year old dad was both shocked and flattered to find the NFL [...]
Hey NFL, what the hell is going on out here?
As I've written about before, I believe Jerry Kramer has earned a place in the NFL Hall of Fame. After yesterday's announcement of the 2017 modern era finalists, though, I wonder if he even wants it. Would a guy who has represented the NFL with dignity and class for 58 years really want his name [...]
We’re pulling for Jerry Kramer
We're pulling for Jerry Kramer to be elected to the NFL Hall of Fame because he pulled for the most iconic sweep in NFL history. Kramer, who played guard for the Packers from 1958 through 1968, chronicled the 1967 season in Instant Replay, a book called "the best book every written about that sport and [...]