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Bob Harlan, Ron Wolf talk about resurrection of post-Lombardi Packers franchise

3:09 PM, May 24, 2012

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Before the likes of Bob Harlan and Ron Wolf resurrected the Green Bay Packers from their post-Vince Lombardi drought, things in Green Bay had declined so far that perhaps drastic measures weren't far off.

No less an authority than Sports Illustrated's Frank Deford - whom long-time Packers reporter, historian and former Press-Gazette staffer Cliff Christl called the most respected journalist at the time - wrote, "Actually, the answer to Green Bay's dilemma is simple: It should sell the franchise to Milwaukee."

"I covered most of that 24-year period, and Frank Deford was not overstating ...

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