After surviving bankruptcy, enduring numerous seasons of mediocrity, and playing in the smallest market of any major sports team in America, the Green Bay Packers have risen to the top to be recognized as one of the greatest franchises in sports history. Their football legacy is second to none—12 NFL Championships, 25 Pro Football Hall of Fame members, and names like Lombardi, Lambeau, and Favre, synonymous with a winning tradition. In a time when big money and television markets dictate escalating player salaries and franchise relocations, the Green Bay Packers continue to succeed as a professional sports anomaly. A lifelong Packer Backer and award-wining documentary producer, William Povletich chronicles the team’s phenomenal successes, heartbreaking letdowns, and legendary moments, beginning with an inauspicious inception in 1919 through the Super Bowl XXXI victory over the New England Patriots in 1997. Using rare photographs, he visually narrates this classic story of David versus Goliath, as played out on the pro football gridirons of the 20th century.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.