Jerry Kramer: Nobody’s more deserving

Jerry Kramer in January 2014. Raymond T. Rivard photograph
Jerry Kramer in January 2014. Raymond T. Rivard photograph /

If there is one former Green Bay Packers player who is deserving of inclusion in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we all know it’s Jerry Kramer.

Not only has Kramer been an ambassador for the Packers organization over the past 50 years, but for the entire NFL.

Set aside the fact that Jerry Kramer is a smart guy who has not only written several books and has appeared on many television programs over the years — he was also one of the best pulling guards in the entire league during his playing days with those Lombardi championship teams of the 1960s.

Yes, he’s the only player selected to the First 50 years team; he’s won fife championships; and he was selected All-Pro five times.

Without Kramer’s leadership and athletic abilities, Lombardi’s famous power sweep would never have been successful.

Take a look at some of those iconic pictures taken during the 1960s of Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor being led out of the backfield by Kramer … those pictures alone tell the story.

Why Kramer has been left on the sidelines all these years without being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is beyond the comprehension of every Packers fan on the planet.

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This wrong must be righted.

And if you want to send a letter recommending Kramer as the next nominee for the Hall, see the list below. The more letters sent will only enhance Kramer’s chances of being inducted.

We only ask that your letter be cordial and respectful.

The following is an exhaustive list of those involved in selecting members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Jerry Kramer. Raymond T. Rivard photograph
Jerry Kramer. Raymond T. Rivard photograph /

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Dan Pompei has covered more than 500 National Football League games, including 26 Super Bowls. He was given the 2013 Dick McCann Award by the Pro Football Writers of America for long and distinguished reporting in the field of pro football.
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John McClain since 1976, has covered the Oilers, NFL and Texans for the Houston Chronicle. He has been a regular contributor to The Sports Xchange, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, the NFL Network, Comcast, Fox Sports 1 and Sirius Radio.
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Ron Borges  A sportswriter for the Boston Herald. He has also written for the Boston Globe. Borges has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by the National Association of Sportswriters and Sports Broadcasters five times since 1999.
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Bernie Miklasz – American sportswriter and sports radio personality. He was the lead sports columnist at the St. Louis Post Dispatch from 1999 to 2015. He hosts the morning show on 101 ESPN in St. Louis. Miklasz is a native of Baltimore, MD, and moved to St. Louis in 1985 to cover professional football for the Post-Dispatch. He has also worked at the Baltimore News-American and the Dallas Morning News.

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John Czarnecki  whose first pro football interview was of Johnny Unitas in Buffalo’s War Memorial stadium for the Rochester Times-Union, has been the editorial consultant for Fox NFL Sunday since its inception 20 years ago. He previously worked at CBS Sports. The winner of four Sports Emmys for work on NFL studio shows, Czarnecki wrote the book “Football for Dummies” with Howie Long.  Czar’s first full season covering the NFL was 1979 and he worked for such newspapers as the Herald-Examiner in Los Angeles and the The National Sports Daily. He has served nine times as a Super Bowl pool reporter and is a longtime selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a member of its Seniors Committee.


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Full List of HOF Voters:

ArizonaKent Somers, Arizona Republic
AtlantaDarryl Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal – Constitution
BaltimoreScott Garceau, WMAR-TV
BuffaloVic Carucci, Buffalo News
CarolinaDarin Gantt, ProFootballTalk
ChicagoDan Pompei, Bleacher Report*
CincinnatiGeoff Hobson,
ClevelandTony Grossi, Radio
DallasRick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News*
DenverJeff Legwold, ESPN/
DetroitDave Birkett, Detroit Free Press
Green BayPete Dougherty, Green Bay Press-Gazette
HoustonJohn McClain, Houston Chronicle*
IndianapolisMike Chappell, RTV6 – ABC Affiliate Indianapolis
JacksonvilleSam Kouvaris, WJXT-TV
Kansas CityRandy Covitz, Kansas City Star
MiamiArmando Salguero, Miami Herald
MinnesotaMark Craig, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
New EnglandRon Borges, Boston Herald*
New OrleansJeff Duncan, Times-Picayune
New York (Giants)Bob Glauber, Newsday
New York (Jets)Gary Myers, New York Daily News
OaklandFrank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
PhiladelphiaPaul Domowitch, Philadelphia Daily News
PittsburghEd Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
St. LouisBernie Miklasz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch*
San DiegoNick Canepa, San Diego Union Tribune
San FranciscoNancy Gay
SeattleMike Sando,
Tampa BayIra Kaufman, Tampa Tribune
TennesseeDavid Climer, The Tennessean
WashingtonDavid Elfin,
PFWAMary Kay Cabot, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer
At LargeHoward Balzer, The Sports Xchange
At LargeJarrett Bell, USA Today
At LargeJohn Clayton, ESPN
At LargeJason Cole,
At LargeJohn Czarnecki,*
At LargeClark Judge, Talk of Fame Network and Yahoo Sports Radio
At LargePeter King, Sports Illustrated
At LargeIra Miller, The Sports Xchange*
At LargeSal Paolantonio, ESPN
At LargeVito Stellino, Florida Times Union
At LargeJim Trotter, ESPN
At LargeCharean Williams, Ft. Worth Star Telegram
At LargeBarry Wilner, Associated Press