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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 05:09 PM

Green Bay Packers legend Paul Hornung dies at 84

Source: WBAY, ABC affiliate in Green Bay, WI

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay Packers legend Paul Hornung has died after a long battle with dementia.

The Louisville Sports Commission made the announcement Friday morning.

The Lombardi-era great was 84. He passed away in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. Hornung was survived by his wife, Angela.


Read more: https://www.wbay.com/2020/11/13/report-green-bay-packers-legend-paul-hornung-dies/



Sad day for us Packer fans...

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Reply Green Bay Packers legend Paul Hornung dies at 84 (Original post)
Archae Nov 13 OP
mobeau69 Nov 13 #1
oldsoftie Nov 13 #2
Orange Buffoon Nov 13 #3
twodogsbarking Nov 13 #4
marble falls Nov 13 #5
Greybnk48 Nov 15 #7
marble falls Nov 15 #8
Floyd R. Turbo Nov 14 #6
marble falls Nov 15 #9

Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 05:12 PM

1. RIP Golden Boy. ☘️

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 05:32 PM

2. My wife is a former Packer cheerleader & #1 fan. She met him in the 80s.

I think she still has his business card. He asked her out on a date

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 06:59 PM

3. One by one, the old Packers are going.

Herb Adderley, drafted in '61 as a backup to Hornung, just died two weeks ago. Not that many of the Packers from the team's golden era are left.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:39 PM

4. Practice

practice, practice.
The drinking, the womanizing, the partying, the traveling, the gambling, of course, football made it possible.
RIP, legend.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:30 PM

5. Not a Green Bay fan, but I am a Paul Hornung fan. He always seemed a gentleman.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:58 AM

7. I met Paul Hornung when I was in high school.

He was performing (or speaking, or both) at the Pabst Beer Garden inside the Milwaukee Home show expo. I was at the Home show on a field trip with my Home Ec class in 1965.

Me and two other friends were walking around and saw him standing outside the beer garden by himself. It seemed like he was being snubbed to a degree, probably about the gambling, and it was a home show and not exactly a jock venue. Long story short, we went up and started geeking out over him and he was awesome!

We couldn't afford to buy an 8x10 glossy for him to autograph because they were a $1.00 apiece, so he autographed our forearms, shopping bags, and our white Orken helmets we were given for free. We goofed around with him at least a half hour and he was a sweet heart.

While we were there this huge, bald guy walked up and Paul Hornung went bonkers. He asked us if we knew who it was and of course we didn't. Our family only had one 19" black and white TV in our house at the time and on Sunday's my dad carted it downstairs to our tavern so the customers could watch the Packer game. So I didn't know all of the players yet.

Well, it turned out to be Henry "Hank" Jorden, who was also really nice to us and autographed my arm. Paul Hornung was so touched that Jorden put on a suit and tie and came to see his show he fought back tears.

I've met many Packers over the years, it's easy living as close to Lambeau as we do, but this is my favorite story.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:09 AM

8. Good memories. Thanks.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:01 AM

6. In the mid sixties I lived for a period across from his mother's house in Louisville. When Paul was

in town kids would line up around the block waiting for an autograph.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:11 AM

9. Those were the days. Before it all became big buisness.

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