Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy 60th, Lambeau Field!

Sixty years ago today, on Sunday, September 29, 1957, the Packers opened their new home, then known as "City Stadium" or "New City Stadium" to distinguish from its immediate predecessor.

The stadium has changed so much since that day, but the basic layout is still recognizable in this photo, taken at the very first game:

We are so lucky to have our team playing in the Gridiron Cathedral.

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In that first game, the Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-17 before a standing room-only crowd of 32,132.

I can't think of a better birthday present for the old Stadium than another win over the Bears. Especially sweet that the Pack has now taken the overall series for the first time since 1932, when the Packers were still relatively new tenants at the old City Stadium.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Infographic: Bears at Packers

The Packers return to Thursday Night Football for the Color Rush game against the Chicago Bears., as always, provides the infographic preview.

My favorite nugget from this one? The all-time series is currently tied at 94–94–6. If the Packers win tomorrow, they'll take the series lead for the first time since 1932.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Infographic: Bengals/Packers Preview

After a disappointing game in Atlanta, the Packers return home to Lambeau Field. has the infographic preview:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Waving the White Flag in Atlanta

Oh, well.

Not a great road trip. The Packers got manhandled by the Falcons. And I still don't love the road uniforms.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Infographic: Packers at Falcons

The Packers are opening up the new Falcons stadium in Atlanta this weekend, and is here with the infographic preview:

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Newest White Shoe Firm

This weekend, the Packers opened their season by beating the Seattle Seahawks 17-9 at Lambeau Field. And I bet that you were so happy to have the Packers back that you didn't notice the newest change to the Packers' uniforms.

Do you see it? Granted, it's subtle. So subtle I couldn't find a better picture to show you. Now take a look at Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

See it yet?

White shoes.

Until this season, the NFL required players to wear cleats in team colors and either black shoes or white. That latter choice was made by the team for the entire roster, and the Packers have been black since 2008 (and the earliest days of this blog). For 2017, the league has relaxed that rule, meaning black and white shoes can be worn interchangeably.

A minor change, to be sure. But when you're cataloging a team as constant as the Packers, you take the changes where you can find them.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Infographic: Seahawks at Packers Preview

Here we go! previews this weekend's matchup against Seattle with this infographic preview:

Solid as always. Looking forward to seeing what they bring us this year.