Green Bay Packers stories in the SI Vault
Green Bay: A Corner On Defense By Tex Maule, December 18, 1961Their great corner linebackers, Dan Currie and Bill Forester, have made the Packers a hard team to beat. The two practice one of the least-known but most important arts in football.
Bread-and-Butter Packers By Tex Maule, January 23, 1967In the first half the Super Bowl lived up to its billing, but then the ruthless insistence of Green Bay wore down Kansas City and turned the game into a runaway.
A Fresh Start With BartBy Edwin Shrake, August 25, 1975Optimism permeates the summer air of Green Bay. Fans are sporting buttons and bumper stickers celebrating the return of Bart Starr, Mr. Nice Guy, and hoping for a renaissance of Lombardi's winning ways.
A Picture-Perfect End By Rick Telander, December 06, 1982That's Green Bay's James Lofton, a troubled young man until he met the woman who gave new focus to his life.Troubled Times In Title Town By Frank Deford, May 25, 1987Court cases and losing seasons have strained the bond between the fans in Green Bay and their once-beloved football team.
Tony The Terrible By Jill Lieber, September 28, 1992Once hyped as an outrageously talented lineman, Tony Mandarich of the Packers is still outrageous, but he's not much of a talent.
Warmed Up By Peter King, January 27, 1997After getting off to a chilly start, Packers coach Mike Holmgren and quarterback Brett Favre have found their comfort zone.
Return To GloryBy Michael Silver, February 03, 1997After suffering through a week of Patriots blather, the Packers got on with the business of winning their first NFL title in 29 years.
All Packed By Michael Silver, December 23, 2002In a showdown of division leaders Green Bay proved that it was ready for the playoffs by stopping the 49ers.
Brett Favre: Sportsman Of The Year By Alan Shipnuck, December 10, 2007The Packers' iron man is, at 38, enjoying one of his finest NFL seasons. His passing is more precise, his leadership more evident than ever, but his greatest attribute is the devotion he inspires in those he touches� and his dedication to making their lives better.
Mr. Rodgers' NeighborhoodBy Damon Hack, October 11, 2010Once the kingdom of Favre, Green Bay now is ruled by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has the Packers feeling fine and looking like Super Bowl contenders.