Thursday, November 10, 2011

1944 World Champions!

This jubilent scene captures the Packers backstage in the Polo Grounds immediately after beating the New York Giants, 14-7, to capture the 1944 World Championship. This was the sixth and last of Lambeau's titles, and after 1939 the second championship game won in Lambeau's distinctive gold-yoked uniforms.

That smile on Curly's face wouldn't last long; his struggles with the team's board of directors were already building to a head. Five years later Curly Lambeau, the Packers' co-founder and only head coach would be out, resigning ahead of a dismissal.

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