Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 15, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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This classic sports book takes readers inside the 1967 season of the Green Bay Packers, following that storied team from training camp to their dramatic victory in Super Bowl II.

Candid and often amusing, Jerry Kramer describes from a player's perspective a bygone era of sports, filled with blood, grit, and tears. No game better exemplifies this period than the classic “Ice Bowl” conference championship game between the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, which Kramer, who made the crucial block in the climactic play, describes in thrilling detail. We also get a rare and insightful view of the Packers' legendary leader, coach Vince Lombardi.

As vivid and engaging as it was when it was first published, Instant Replay is an irreplaceable reminder of the glory days of pro football.

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User Review  - SteveRambach - LibraryThing

I am not a football fan though I loved "THE BLIND SIDE"by Michael Lewis and "QUIET STRENGTH" by Tony Dungy- both must read books. This book didn't seem to teach anything. I liked the parts of Lombardi and it was interesting to see the team jell but it lacked something major to me. Read full review

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

Read in 1971, the first summer we were married. I figured if I was going to spend my life with a coach, I'd better get ready! A great inside look at a great team. Memories of this book are wrapped in memories of Lee - a great combination. Read full review


Introduction by Dick Scbaap
Basic Training
Mock Warfare
Armed Combat
Wars End
Epilogue 257

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Jerry Kramer was a right guard for the Green Bay Packers from 1958 to 1968. During his time with the team, the Packers won five National Championships and Super Bowls I and II. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame in 1977. He lives in Boise, Idaho.

Dick Schaap (1934–2002), a sportswriter, broadcaster, and author or coauthor of thirty-three books, reported for NBC Nightly News, the Today show, ABC World News Tonight, 20/20, and ESPN and was the recipient of five Emmy Awards.

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