Former Packers cornerback Terrell Buckley holds a framed copy of his Florida State jersey.
I’ve gotten a bit behind in our look back at Packers history, courtesy of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, so here’s what has been posted by the HOF website the past couple of days, April 11 and 12
Cornerback Terrell Buckley Misses
Minicamp for Baseball
April 11, 1994 - Terrell Buckley is absent without leave, and his failure to show up for a three-day minicamp hasn’t gone unnoticed by Packers coach Mike Holmgren. “I’m disappointed,” Holmgren says. “In my talks with Terrell, we talked about that (missing minicamps for baseball). The minicamp, held in Mesa, Ariz. because the team’s indoor practice facility in Green Bay is under construction, is not mandatory. A year earlier, Buckley was fined for missing a mandatory camp while playing minor-league baseball for the Atlanta Braves.
Photo of Mike Holmgren
Curly Lambeau’s Father Succumbs to Heart Disease
April 12, 1939 - The relatives of Curly Lambeau are attempting to contact the Packers head coach to inform him of the unexpected death of his father, Marcel Lambeau, in Green Bay. The senior Lambeau, a building contractor and former city official, succumbed to heart disease at the age of 62. Survivors include his widow, two other sons, a daughter and three sisters, all of Green Bay, and a brother, Dr. Emil Lambeau, of Bloomington, Ill. Funeral arrangements are being held in abeyance.
An award-winning journalist and photographer, Rivard has been editor of two weekly newspapers in northern Wisconsin for the past 23 years. His love of the Green Bay Packers and his drive to reach out to all Packers fans moved him to write columns for select websites in the mid- to late-1990s under the pen name of Apackphan. The opportunity to continue with lombardiave.com has brought him to this page where he has been laboring for the past 2-plus years. Getting back into blogging has allowed Rivard to continue to follow the team with renewed interest.