Lee Remmel, a former Press-Gazette reporter whose 62-year relationship with the Green Bay Packers is considered the longest association with the franchise, passed away on Thursday. He was 90.
Remmel's relationship with the Packers began when he was growing up in Shawano in the 1930s, when he would follow the team's achievements, listening to games on the radio whenever possible. While in high school, Remmel edited a weekly newspaper in Shawano, then joined the Press-Gazette in 1945.
He asked the newspaper's sports editor, Ray Pagel, if he could help cover a Packers' game at Milwaukee's State Fair Park against the Detroit Lions if he agreed to pay his own way. Given permission, Remmel became a fixture at every Packers game, home and away, as a reporter. He covered the team's mostly dismal decade of the 1950s, and the highly successful decade of the 1960s.
Remmel covered Packers games on the sideline until 1959 when Lombardi told him to move to the press box.
...In 1967, Remmel was voted Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year by his peers.
...He covered the first two Super Bowls, both won by the Packers, and attended every succeeding Super Bowl until 2007. He attended 122 consecutive Packers-Bears games.
Remmel left the Press-Gazette in 1974 to become director of public relations under general manager and coach Dan Devine. He continued in similar positions under coaches Bart Starr, Forrest Gregg, Lindy Infante, Mike Holmgren, Ray Rhodes, and Mike Sherman. He was named team historian in 2004.
Remmel was known for his uncanny memory, able to cite game scores and details from every era of Packers history. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1996.
Remmel lent his name to a sports awards banquet that began in the 1990s, raising scholarship funds for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and St. Norbert College. Perhaps one his greatest honors occurred in 2003 when the Packers named the newly remodeled press box at Lambeau Field in his name...
Starts Saturday. On paper the Bucks shouldn't beat them. But this is not your Bulls team of the last few years. They're not as solid mentally and they have been inconsistent.
Key matchup is Gasol versus Henson/Pachulia/Plumlee/Whoever. In the 3 losses this year, Gasol has torched them. In the Bucks win a couple weeks ago? Not so much.
Can MCW play Rose even? Can Middlton/Mayo hit shots? Will Giannis elevate his game?
Great litmus test for this team. A veteran playoff team will definitely challenge them. And if Chicagoland is so high in Mirotic (and the are), how is Kaminsky suddenly not that good as a pro? Are they not similar (Kaminsky bigger, of course)?
Currently, the Packers have 9 DL players under contract and would typically keep 6-7 guys
Will they draft more Big Guys ? Thompson subscribes to the Planet Theory, so maybe...
Raji is only on a 1 year deal, so maybe they look at an NT late in the draft - but given how little base defense GB plays it wouldn't seem like a good use of an early pick.
At DE/DT we have lots of bodies, but they each have some limitations as is often the case with immense humans.
What I've read :
Mike Pennel has all the physical tools, but hasn't been able to put it all together... yet.
With Luther Robinson, I've read he has less overall skills/talent, but wants it bad enough to put in the work to get better.
Datone Jones is a very talented pass rusher, but isn't yet big enough/strong enough to take on double teams - that limits his playing time
Thornton had issues in learning how to be a professional, but MM put his boot up that ass and commented that Khyri turned the corner this offseason. We'll see, but he was a 3rd rounder so its likely he sticks around
Josh Boyd is solid at 5- tech on early downs, but not much in the pass rush department and not really an NT candidate
Bruce Gaston has shown flashes of being a good DL player; his forte is stuffing the run and he's had a year in the system
Daniels is a stud and up for a new deal soon
Raji is motivated and back at NT, his natural position
Guion has a year in the system and won't be asked to play NT again
Packers played nickel 75% of the time and that means only 2 DL on the field:
In base 3-4, GB would use 3 DL with Boyd/Daniels/Thornton/Guion/Gaston/Robinson at DE
and Raji/Pennel at NT
That covers most of the DL snaps, with Big Okie and Pressure being some of the other packages
In the NASCAR Pressure package, Datone Jones is the only DL on the line, I can't remember who they used in the 1-4-6 Big Okie
Trgovac got some young help on the DL coaching side as GB brought in Jerry Montgomery from OU
But small markets would be left on the outside looking in I think. Not that they aren't already. But it is an interesting point- other owners would have to make their organizations attractive. Offer more, be better placed to play.
He zeroed in on his flexibility, realizing this might've been one reason the tendon gave out. From November to January, he spent five days a week at Flow Yoga Studio in East De Pere with Ryanne Cunningham, the players' go-to, off-site miracle worker.
Olivia Munn is Psylocke! Her journey from super geek to superhero
Olivia Munn is the hot geek girl we all aspire to be. Not only did she rise to fame through the nerdy talk show Attack of the Show, she has now landed the role of Psylocke, a telepathic mutant, in X-Men: Apocalypse. Director Bryan Singer announced her casting today:
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