Before They Were the Packers

Before They Were the Packers

by Denis Gullickson, Carl Hanson


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Can't get enough of the Packers? Every Packer fan will find this historical survey of Green Bay's early town football teams unique and fascinating -- colorful accounts of individual team members, descriptions of significant games, fan and community reactions, and snippets of actual newspaper stories, from 1895 right up to the day in 1921 when the Packers became founding members of the National Football League. Included are photographs of Green Bay town teams, individual players, and some of their earliest opponents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931599443
Publisher: Trails Books
Publication date: 07/12/2004
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Pregame Warm-Ups: An Introductionvii
Half 1Celebrating the Packers
Quarter 11895-1904, Football Has Recieved Its Introduction To Green Bay
1895: Genial Fred and His Ruffians11
1896: Enter Silverwood15
1897: That Championship Season!21
1898: Back to Earth26
1899: Sensiba's Follies33
1900: Flip the Page38
1901: A "Little" Gridiron Action40
1902: That "Evil" Game43
1903: Hulbert Returns, Brings Another Trophy47
1904: Hello NSFL, So Long Fred53
Quarter 21905-1909, Operating Under A Hoo-Doo
1905: Burns Gets Burned64
1906: A Town Team by Default80
1907: Another Quiet Year89
1908: Football As Advertised96
1909: Which Way to White City?99
An Old-Fashioned, Line-Smashing Gridiron Argument (or, a Work of Whimsy in the Manner of the Sportswriting of the Time)105
Half 2The Decade That Produced The Team
Quarter 31910-1918, The Town Team Returns
1910: The Renaissance117
1911: "News of the Sporting World"125
1912: The Game Takes to the Air133
1913: Make Room on the Mantel139
1914: Football on Every Corner148
1915: Throwing Out the Sponge172
1916: Setting the Record Straight186
1917: A Charity Game for Curly and His Cronies191
1918: Waiting in the Wings196
Quarter 41919-1921 And Beyond, Hail The Packers
1919: Lambeau and Calhoun Create a Legend204
1920: End of an Era222
1921 and Beyond: "A Young Cloudburst"235

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