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60 years of memories

Phil DeGreef

The Packers Painted My House!

In 1984, I broke my back and started my new life as a wheelchair user. During my hospital stay I had a two other interesting developments with these professional football players. When I got injured in the Fall and ended up in the hospital I had been painting our house all summer long. I still had at least half the house to paint. At that time I…

Meeting My Hero


As a UWGB alumni it was not uncommon to see Packers all over town. It ranged from running into Bubba Franks at the bars (it was the night before the game Bubba!), to watching "The Ring 2" alone in a theatre with Ahman Green, to seeing some cocky rookie QB named Rodgers in every bar downtown. Quite frankly, I've never been star-struck, and I don't…

You Can Look It Up

November 16, 1958.

On Sunday, November 16, 1958 the LA Rams invaded City Stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin. There, Babe Parilli would lead rookies Jim Taylor, Jerry Kramer, Dan Currie, and Ray Nitschke into combat. But that is not our story.

Our story takes place the previous afternoon 50 miles to south under a cold, dark, and low…

A Young Curly Lambeau

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A photograph of a young Curly Lambeau--our stadium's namesake--in his 4th grade class room at Whitney School, Green Bay.


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Lambeau selfie

"I was at the Ice Bowl..."


There in the Lambeau Field atrium for UWGB Day, we sought “Fanecdotes”—stories of fans and the team they love. We expected plenty of “I shook Donald Driver's hand” and “Lombardi went to the same church as my father,” but I never expected to hear what James Jackson Jr. had to say. James approached our table and said, “I have a story to tell.” We…

Player from the past

Hanging with a player from the past at UWGB day.