Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Infographic: Packers at Washington Preview

The Packers head to Washington for Sunday Night Football, and is ready with a preview infographic.

Friday, November 18, 2016

1940 Packers Film in Color!

Absolutely have to share this - Ryan Dowgin posted this amazing video to YouTube, showing the 1940 Packers in full color!

Based on the unusual and short-lived helmets the other team is wearing, this footage has been identified as being from the September 29, 1940 game against the Chicago Cardinals at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.

What a rare treat.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

70s Grounds Crew Jacket on eBay

This eBay listing caught my eye, purporting to be a Lambeau Field grounds crew jacket from the 1970s:

The jacket itself is fairly unremarkable, a simple green nylon shell with sheepskin lining.

The jacket features a single-bar gray facemasked helmet graphic common to the period. What's uncommon, and what caught my eye, is the logo on the helmet: the green and white are reversed.

Ordinarily, this might be considered the mark of bootleg merchandise, except that the Packers themselves used a reverse-colored logo on occasion. The earliest example I can think of was in 1962, when the watch given out in lieu of a championship ring featured a reversed logo.

That was only one year after the logo itself was introduced. More recently, the 1997 stock certificates also featured this green-on-white logo.

For a while, the reversed logo was even seen on the side of Lambeau Field, such as this glimpse from the 1980s:

So it's certainly possible that this is an authentic grounds crew jacket. Is it worth $559.99 plus shipping? That is entirely up to you.