GREEN BAY PACKERS
The Green Bay Packers had a slightly better season in '54, going 4-8, but still finished next-to-last, beating out only the new Baltimore Colts in the final standings. At one point, new head coach Lisle Blackbourn’s club won three in a row, but then sank back into the doldrums again, beating only the Colts thereafter. Tobin Rote was the starting quarterback most of the year, with backup Bob Garrett seeing limited action.
This rare film is introduced by Earl Gillespie and narrated by Jim Leaming. It covers the highlights of all 12 games of the 1954 Packer season. The 51-minute B & W film has now been restored to like-new condition and brings back great memories and the feel of Packer football at old City Stadium (the building of Lambeau Field was still three years away) and at new County Stadium, Milwaukee. Great shots throughout the film also show action from road games at other old ballparks that were the homes for several NFL teams during those early years: Shibe Park, Briggs Stadium, Wrigley Field, Kezar Stadium, etc.
In addition to Rote and Garrett, you'll also see other Packers of the past, such as fullbacks Fred Cone and Howie Ferguson, halfbacks Al Carmichael, Breezy Reid, and rookie Verl Switzer, and ends Billy Howton and Max McGee. On defense you'll see Val Joe Walker, Jim Psaltis, Bob Dillon, Clarence Self, Bill Forester, Gene White, Clayton Tonnemaker and many others. NFL stars on other teams shown battling the Packers throughout the season include George Blanda and Jim Dooley of the Bears, Norm Van Brocklin, Crazy Legs Hirsch, Dan Towler, and Tom Fears of the Rams, Don Shula and Bert Rechichar of the Colts, Jim Finks, Ray Mathews, Elbie Nickel and Johnny Lattner of the Steelers, Y.A. Tittle, Joe Perry and Hugh McElhenny of the 49'ers and Bobby Layne, Doak Walker and Hunchy Hoernschemeyer of the champion Lions!
The Packers season schedule and scores of all games are shown below:
GREEN BAY PACKERS SCHEDULE
Won 4, Lost 8
|Sept 26 || ||Packers 20, || Steelers 21 || at City Stadium, Green Bay.|
| Oct. 3 || || Packers 3, || Bears 10 || at old City Stadium, Green Bay |
| Oct. 10 || || Packers 17, || 49’ers 23 || at County Stadium, Milwaukee |
| Oct. 17 || || Packers 35, || Rams 17 || at County Stadium, Milwaukee.|
| Oct. 24 || || Packers 7, || Colts 6 || at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore.|
| Oct. 30 || || Packers 37, || Eagles 14 || at Shibe Park, Philadelphia (Sat. Nite Game).|
| Nov. 7|| || Packers 23,|| Bears 28 || at Wrigley Field, Chicago. |
| Nov. 13|| || Packers 24, || Colts 13 || at County Stadium, Milwaukee (Sat.)|
| Nov. 21 || ||Packers 17,|| Lions 21|| at City Stadium, Green Bay.|
| Nov. 25 || ||Packers 24,|| Lions 28 || at Briggs Stadium (Thanksgiving Day).|
| Dec. 5 || || Packers 0,|| 49'ers 35 || at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco. |
| Dec. 12 || ||Packers 27, || Rams 35 || at The Coliseum, Los Angeles.|
Now you can get your own copy of this rare and fascinating film for only $29.95 plus $5 shipping. (Illinois residents must add $2 sales tax).
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