Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition

Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition

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by William Povletich
     
 

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On the field, legends like Don Hutson, Ray Nitschke, and Brett Favre made the Green Bay Packers into a professional football powerhouse. But the history of the NFL’s only small-town franchise is as much a story of business creativity as gridiron supremacy. Behind every Packer who became a legend on the field, there was an Andrew Turnbull, Dominic Olejniczak, or…  See more details below

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On the field, legends like Don Hutson, Ray Nitschke, and Brett Favre made the Green Bay Packers into a professional football powerhouse. But the history of the NFL’s only small-town franchise is as much a story of business creativity as gridiron supremacy. Behind every Packer who became a legend on the field, there was an Andrew Turnbull, Dominic Olejniczak, or Bob Harlan, leaders whose dedication and creativity in preserving the franchise were unwavering.

Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Traditions tells the improbable story of professional football’s most iconic team, and along the way gives a unique window into the rise of modern professional sports. As the NFL has evolved into a financial juggernaut, the Green Bay Packers, with more than 112,158 stockholders, stand alone as the only professional sports franchise owned by fans, thus providing the only public record of how a sports team is run.

Featuring more than 300 photographs, some never before seen, Green Bay Packers illustrates how the most creative team in sports is also one of the most successful, with names like Lambeau, Canadeo, Lombardi, Hornung, Holmgren, and White leading the way to a league-best thirteen NFL titles and twenty-one Hall of Fame inductees. This comprehensive, up-to-date history of the Packers includes the 2011 season.

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Winner, Midwest Independent Publishers Association Midwest Books Awards (Business)”
Library Journal
The Green Bay Packers are unique in major American professional sports as a publicly owned franchise that cannot be sold and does not rely on the deep pockets of a wealthy owner. Although Green Bay has won more championships than any other pro football team, it recurrently has had to grapple with financial crises that threatened the team's existence. With its record of achievement and underdog status, it's little wonder that Green Bay has been one of the league's most popular—and most covered—teams. Povletich (Green Bay Packers: Legends in Green and Gold), a documentary filmmaker, here produces a full-blown Packer history. While he details 90 years of on-field exploits, he pays special attention to the financial struggles and triumphs of the franchise over that time, repeatedly making the point that fiscal victory is important to gridiron success. VERDICT With copious notes and hundreds of rarely seen photographs, this book draws on the rich heritage of the Packers to deliver a well-written team history of the real America's Team. A thorough and colorful account of the Green Bay Packers, this will be of interest to all football fans.—John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015163414
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date:
08/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

Wisconsin native William Povletich is the author of Some Like It Cold: A Sheboygan Surfin’ Safari (Clerisy Press, 2010), Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2009), and Green Bay Packers: Legends in Green and Gold (Arcadia Publishing, 2005) as well as many magazine articles on sports and entertainment. An Emmy Award–nominated and Peabody Award–winning documentary filmmaker whose works have received both international acclaim and audience success, he recently produced Police Women of Broward County for TLC, Beach Patrol for Court TV, and A Braves New World for Milwaukee Public Television.

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