23 people who have primarily been associated with the Green Bay Packers have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a number that will increase by one this August when Brett Favre is inducted. However, one of the great injustices of the hall - at least for many Packers fans - is that legendary guard Jerry Kramer does not have a bust there.
Over the last several years, a groundswell of support has been steadily building among Packers fans for Kramer’s induction, and this week Acme Packing Company will be joining with our fellow Packers blogs from across the internet and the world in an effort to get Kramer what so many fans feel he rightly deserves. On Friday, we are making it “Jerry Kramer for Hall of Fame Day” - we’ll have details about how to contact members of the Hall’s Seniors Committee to make your case for Kramer as well as some items looking back at his playing career and legacy.
Please read the press release below and join with us in an effort to make this long-overdue honor a reality.
JERRY KRAMER FOR HALL OF FAME DAY
Ten of the most popular internet blogs/sites for Green Bay Packers fans have banded together to declare this Friday, July 8th as “Jerry Kramer for Hall of Fame Day.”
Jerry Kramer is a Packers legend and was the only guard selected for the NFL’s “50th Anniversary All-Time Team.” He is the only player on that list that is NOT in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The list of Hall of Fame Members who have written letters to the HOF on Jerry’s behalf reads like a who’s who of the NFL elite: Roger Staubach, Frank Gifford, Alan Page, Chuck Bednarik, Raymond Berry, Mike Ditka, Alex Karras, Bob Lily and too many more to mention here.
While Jerry is not one to campaign on his own behalf, many others have, including his daughter Alicia. Over the last few years, she has spearheaded a campaign to raise awareness and many Packers fans have pitched in. As this is likely the last year she will pursue this dream for her father, there appeared to be a need to do something bigger and better than what was tried before. Thus, this idea was hatched.
On July 8th, the web sites listed below will all participate in a joint effort to encourage their readers to respectfully appeal to the PFHOF Seniors Committee on Jerry’s behalf. Readers will be instructed on how they may contact the committee members and ask them to once and for all, nominate Jerry Kramer. Throughout the day, the sites will be publishing Jerry Kramer articles, interviews, videos and more, with all being actively promoted on social media.
Our hope is that through this joint effort and the power of numbers, an impression that is difficult to ignore will be made on the HOF Seniors Committee.
Participating sites are (in alphabetical order):
For more details, please email Al Bracco at firstname.lastname@example.org.