The Rise of the Packer Dynasty

The Rise of the Packer Dynasty

by David Zimmerman
     
 

In 1958, the Green Bay Packers won one game. Three years later they would win the NFL Championship and become "World Champions." It would be the beginning of a pro football dynasty and become one of sports' most amazing stories. In 1958, the team won only one game tied one and lost 10. It was the worst record in franchise history. Then, like a bolt out of the heavens,… See more details below

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In 1958, the Green Bay Packers won one game. Three years later they would win the NFL Championship and become "World Champions." It would be the beginning of a pro football dynasty and become one of sports' most amazing stories. In 1958, the team won only one game tied one and lost 10. It was the worst record in franchise history. Then, like a bolt out of the heavens, a savior arrived. He would have the title of coach and general manager, but in reality be much more. Vince Lombardi would, in essence, take the Packer organization on his shoulders. He took total control in 1959 and orchestrated an unbelievable turn around. The 1959 season would begin the most successful and astonishing nine-year period in the Packers' long and legendary history. This magical time frame was set up when Lombardi coached the Packers to their first winning record in eleven long years and their best record in 14 seasons. He took over a broken, undisciplined club and turned it into an immediate winner- but the best was yet to come. Between 1960 and 1967, the packers won nearly 80 percent of their games and would post an 82-23-4 record of unequaled NFL success in an eight-year-period of time. No other NFL team has come close to his unbelievable success during a comparable timeframe. Lombardi and the men who played in those glorious years had built a dynast The Rise of the Packer Dynasty describes the beginning of that amazing period, starting with the first season in 1959 and continuing through 1961 when the Packers would once again become world champions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882987160
Publisher:
Eagle Books
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Sales rank:
895,580
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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