You have to hand it to the Green Bay Packers who know how important their fans are. So much so, that they have a Hall of Fame dedicated to them.
The Nominees are out for the 21stClass have been announced and should you wish to vote you can do so here. Voting is up until January 31.
The Finalists are:
Chuck Bromley, Middleton, ID
Soctt Cagle, Suamico, WI
Ron Colbo, De Pere, WI
Li Hu, Oshkosh, WI
Amy Nelson, Mayville, WI
Paul Pagnozzi, Hawthrorne, NJ
Brent Perzentka, Madison, WI
Steve Sexsmith, Appleto, WI
Dennis Wiley, Houston, TX
Charlie Younkie, Green Bay, WI
The winner will be announced in February.
It is a very sad day for Pro Football and the Green Bay Packers as it was announced that Hall of Fame Quarterback, Bart Starr, died at the age of 85.
The 17thRound Pick for Green Bay in 1956 from Alabama, Starr was a backup to Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli until new Head Coach, Vince Lombardi made him the starting QB in 1959. The Lombardi/Starr combination would win five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls. Starr spent his entire career with Green Bay where he was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection, one-time First Team All-Pro and four-time leader in Pass Completion Percentage. He would throw for 24,718 Yards and 152 Touchdowns.
After his playing career, Starr would become a coach and was at the helm for Green Bay from 1975 to 1983.
He would enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Bart Starr at this time.
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive. As such, it is major news to us that the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will be inducting former players, Al Harris and Charles Woodson.
After spending five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Al Harris would arrive in a trade to Green Bay before the 2003 Season. Playing at Cornerback, Harris would secure two Pro Bowl Selections (2007 & 2008) and was regarded as one of the better man-to-man coverage specialists in the league. Statistically speaking, Harris had 14 Sacks, running two of them back for Touchdowns.
Charles Woodson was the Heisman Trophy winner in 1997 and he was drafted fourth overall by the Oakland Raiders. Like Harris, Woodson played at Cornerback and he would join Green Bay in 2006 as a Free Agent. Woodson played seven seasons with the Packers, and he would be named to the Pro Bowl in four straight seasons (2008-11). In 2009 and 2011, he would lead the NFL in Interceptions and was a First Team All-Pro, with the first of those seeing Woodson win the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Woodson would overall record 38 Interceptions and 11.5 Sacks in Green Bay, while helping them win Super Bowl XLV. He would rejoin Oakland in 2013.
The official induction ceremony will happen on April 18, 2020.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate both Al Harris and Charles Woodson for earning this honor.
Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Green Bay Packers of all-time.
As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably.
This list is updated up until the end of the 2018 Season.
The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article. They are:
1. Brett Favre
2. Don Hutson
4. Bart Starr
5. Ray Nitschke
We have used a different algorithm from our initial list, and this has resulted in Packers who have long since retired being shuffled despite not having added any accomplishments. We admit embarrassment, as we had a few legends from the early days of the Packers who were not featured on this list.
We have since rectified that.
As always, we thank you for your support.