Those of you who have followed my writing throughout the years, know that I have written countless stories about Jerry Kramer. This goes back over a decade ago when I was writing for Packer Report.
That continued through my recent tenure at Bleacher Report, which lasted three and a half years.
In June, I started my own blog page at WordPress and my writing about Kramer has continued. Even more so.
I’ve also been able to forge a great friendship with Jerry over the years and have spent many an hour on the phone with him discussing a variety of subjects.
Many of the articles that I’ve done regarding Kramer are about the ridiculous omission of No. 64 in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On this particular blog, I’m going to post links to the two stories that I have done about Kramer on WordPress regarding that subject, as well as 12 more pieces which has Kramer talking about the 11 former teammates of his in Green Bay who are already in Canton, as well as the coach who made it all possible…Vince Lombardi.
I also added a story which talks about Dan Currie. Currie and Kramer were part of the best draft class in Green Bay history. Also in that draft class was Jim Taylor and Ray Nitschke. Taylor and Nitschke have busts in Canton, while Kramer certainly deserves the same distinction.
There is absolutely no question that Kramer deserves to be among that group of great players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Kramer’s play on the field was superb in the regular season, but even better in the postseason, when it truly was crunch time.
Lombardi and his Packers were 9-1 in the postseason during his tenure, which included five NFL titles in seven years, along with wins in the first two Super Bowls.
Kramer’s play was definitely instrumental in the Packers winning the NFL title in three of those games. I’m talking about the 1962, 1965 and 1967 NFL championship games, in which No. 64 had a key role in the victories by Green Bay.
Lombardi’s legend has risen to the point where the Super Bowl trophy is named after him.
An honor which is well deserved.
Kramer also deserves the highest honor that a NFL player can achieve. That is, being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A distinction which should have occurred decades ago.