Green & Gold Memories

Green & Gold Memories : Growing Up in Vince Lombardi's Green Bay

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Relive the glory years of Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers with the nostalgic new memoir, Green & Gold Memories.

Author Roger Dier seamlessly blends poignant childhood memories growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with the breathless excitement of everyone's favorite hometown team. A portrayal of Green Bay in the 1960s, Dier's memoir tackles everything from family dynamics and school shenanigans to his days playing youth sports and building lifelong friendships with the Lemerond brothers.

But Green & Gold Memories orbits around the powerful gravity of Vince Lombardi's football teams and the community-wide impact that the Green Bay Packers had under Lombardi's now legendary reign during the 1960s. Eventually leading his team to five National Football League titles, two Super Bowl wins, and the famous 1967 NFL Championship nicknamed "The Ice Bowl," Lombardi didn't just unite a team-he brought together a community.

Dier reveals never-before-told stories about the beloved coach through extensive interviews with those in the know, including the late Palmiro (Paul) Mazzoleni and Chuck Mercein-a player who fans might remember as the "Hero of the Ice Bowl."

Whether you're a diehard football fan or couldn't tell a quarterback from a running back, Green & Gold Memories is sure to warm your heart-and ignite the sports fan within.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 445 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 621g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514396173
  • 9781514396179

About Roger Dier

Roger Dier earned a degree in English from Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University, Mankato) and a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. A former sports writer and columnist for three newspapers, Dier has written for diverse reading audiences on the subjects of football, hockey, astronomy, and Door County, Wisconsin. He is a past award-winning recipient of the Minnesota Newspaper Association. In addition to "Green & Gold Memories," Dier is also the author of "Scarlet Ice," which became an Amazon best seller among hockey titles in March 2012. He is married to Michelina Dier. Residents of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, they have four adult children and are raising a black lab named Vince Lombardi Dier, who prefers to be called "Vinny."
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