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:: Black and Blue (paperback)
Black and Blue (paperback)
Formed in 1967, the NFL's Central Division, made up of the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, and Minnesota Vikings, quickly earned the nickname “Black and Blue Division” due to the teams' fierce, physical play. Through the years, many of the toughest men in pro football have played in the Black and Blue — from Butkus to Nitschke, Eller to Spielman, Favre to Singletary to Karras to the Purple People Eaters.
Now known as the NFC North, the rivals still battle each other twice a year, celebrating their 40th season together in 2006.
Black and Blue
celebrates along with them, recalling the great plays and players, the memorable seasons, and the crucial games through first-hand interviews with players and coaches and first-rate photography. Capsule summaries of every game played in the division make this an essential reference for every football fan.
About Bob Berghaus
Bob Berghaus was born and raised in Milwaukee where he was a fan of the Green Bay Packers teams coached by Vince Lombardi. Berghaus went on to work for the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
where he covered the Green Bay Packers from 1996-98, including Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII. He then moved to Green Bay to become sports editor of the
Green Bay Press-Gazette
. In Wisconsin, he earned several writing awards including being named Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year in 1991 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
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