Honoring the lifelong friendship of Willie Davis and Jerry Kramer

Honoring the lifelong friendship of Willie Davis and Jerry Kramer

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 [...]

Tunnell vision and a really nice man

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 [...]

Instant replay 2021

Instant replay 2021

Not since Jerry Kramer and Dick Schaap chronicled the 1967 Packer season in the classic sports book Instant Replay has a member of that storied franchise so eloquently described what happens behind the scenes of an historic season. Enter Robert Tonyan, a somewhat unlikely hero of this record-setting Packer season. Thanks to a piece he [...]

10 days to go and 10 reasons Jerry Kramer earned a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame

10 days to go and 10 reasons Jerry Kramer earned a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame

Yesterday, Jerry Kramer turned 82 and here's hoping 10 days from now he can finally pop some champagne to toast his spot in Canton. With 10 days to go until the announcement, here are 10 reasons Jerry Kramer deserves a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame. His legacy. As the pulling guard, Jerry Kramer [...]

A sweeping salute to Lombardi’s left guard

It's natural to admire Fuzzy Thurston, the affable athlete. A key member of the Green Bay Packer's vaunted sweep, the iconic left guard remains a face of the Green Bay franchise, referenced regularly by football coaches at every level for the fearless way he threw a block. He earned six championship rings, one in 1958 [...]