Sad news on this date in history provided by the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. It involves former Packers guard Adam Timmerman. Great player, he was. On this date, he received very bad news about his father.
BTW, we follow the bad news with a product announcement by the Hall of Fame featuring none other than the “grave digger” himself, Gilbert Brown.
Adam Timmerman’s Father Dies in ATV Accident
May 6, 1998 - Adam Timmerman, the Packers’ starting right guard on its Super Bowl teams of 1996 and 1997, loses his father to an all-terrain-vehicle accident. Larry Timmerman, 51, of rural Cherokee, Iowa dies from injuries sustained a day earlier when he was thrown from an ATV while riding along a Cherokee County road.
Photo of Adam Timmerman
Today’s Featured Product: Gilbert Brown Beating Da Bears
A photo of Gilbert Brown in his green home jersey, taking a break from his battle with the Chicago Bears. Brown was always ready to challenge any and all offensive linemen that had the unfortunate task of trying to block him. Gilbert Brown was one of the most dominant inside defensive linemen in the NFL during the latter half of the 1990”s.Brown became a fan favorite and, following a particularly brutal tackle or sack, he would pretend to don a shovel and dig a hole to “bury” the player he just crushed, thus earning him the nickname, The Grave Digger.
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.