Anyone who hasn’t been hiding under a rock the past few years understands the groundswell from Packers Nation that has risen to protest the fact that Jerry Kramer has been shut out of the National Football League’s Hall of Fame.
He’s the only member of the All-time Team of the first 50 years who is not in the Hall. It’s a travesty.
With that in mind, today we celebrate this day in Packers history when Kramer announced his retirement in 1969.
It was a sad day, but a great day … bittersweet for all Packers fans.
Today we say thanks to Mr. Kramer for all he gave us and all he’s done to properly represent the Green Bay Packers franchise for nearly his entire adult life.
Here’s the announcement of his retirement, thanks to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.