The First America's Team: The 1962 Green Bay Packers [NOOK Book]

Overview

The 1962 Green Bay Packers are still considered one of the most dominating teams in the history of the National Football League. In 2007, when the New England Patriots were trying to become the first team to go unbeaten during a 16-game season and win the Super Bowl, there were many stories written about their place in history, and the ’62 Packers were always listed among the top three teams of all time.

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The First America's Team: The 1962 Green Bay Packers

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Overview

The 1962 Green Bay Packers are still considered one of the most dominating teams in the history of the National Football League. In 2007, when the New England Patriots were trying to become the first team to go unbeaten during a 16-game season and win the Super Bowl, there were many stories written about their place in history, and the ’62 Packers were always listed among the top three teams of all time.

There are a number of books on the Packers already, showing a strong and sustained interest in one of the most popular sports franchises in America. There are also a number of books—though far fewer—on the Packers of the Vince Lombardi era. There has never been a book, however, focused on Lombardi’s, and (arguably) pro football’s, greatest team: the 1962 Packers.

The 1962 Green Bay Packers will examine how the team was built and on Lombardi's coaching staff, how four of the five assistants went on to become head coaches -- Bill Austin, Tom Fears, Norb Hecker and Phil Bengtson. The team was rich with personalities, from the glamour-conscience Hourning to the emotional Nitschke to the determined Starr. Of course, the strongest personality of all was Lombardi’s, who shaped
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578604432
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 657,449
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Bob Berghaus’ career as a sportswriter was inspired by a childhood love of Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers. He has covered football for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, was the sports editor at the Green Bay Press-Gazette and is now sports editor for the Asheville Citizen-Times. He is also the author of BLACK AND BLUE, an essential book on the renowned and notorious NFL division which was published in 2007.
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