It's Jerry Kramer for Hall of Fame Day

Today is "Jerry Kramer for Hall of Fame" Day. It's a call to action for Green Bay Packers fans everywhere to speak up and have your voices be heard.

Lombardi Era Packers legend Jerry Kramer is the most egregious omission from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is an opinion shared not just by Packers fans, but also by Hall of Fame players and coaches, who have written to the Hall of Fame in support of Kramer's nomination. Some of the names are Roger Staubach, Frank Gifford, Alan Page, Chuck Bednarik, Raymond Berry, Mike Ditka, Alex Karras, Bob Lily and Merlin Olsen. What's most telling to me is how many defensive players Jerry had to block feel that he belongs. There is no better endorsement in my eyes than one from a defensive lineman who went up against Kramer. Click here if you are interested in seeing all of the nomination letters from great NFL players.

Whenever a sports journalist writes about or talks about the best players not in the Hall of Fame, Jerry's name is always at the top of the list.  Legendary Steve Sabol of NFL Films, who likely watched more game film than anyone on the planet, named Kramer as his choice for the best player not in the Hall. 

Many have written about Jerry kramer's qualifications, a google search will get you all the information you need. Today, ten major Packers web sites will be participating in this effort. Please check out their Jerry Kramer content today and be sure to share that as well. Let's do like the bees do and cross-pollinate as much as possible. Let our voices be heard.

Acme Packing CompanyCheeseheadTV.comGreen Bay Packer NationLombardi Ave.PackersTalkPacker ChattersPackernetPacker RanterTitletown SoundoffThe Ultimate Packer Fan Connection

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

Below you will find information on how to contact the HOF Seniors Commitee members who will meet in a few weeks to discuss candidates for nomination.

RULE #1 - Contact the HOF voters (focus on the Seniors Committee) by whatever method/s you choose, but please, please, please... BE POLITE AND RESPECTFUL. NO negative comments about how clueless they are, what a joke the HOF is, etc. etc.  Negative comments will negate all we are trying to do here.

RULE #2 - Spread the word - Be sure to use the hashtag #JerryKramer4HOF anywhere you share on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.).

RULE #3 - See rule #1

 

Here is the contact information:

Write letters to:

Pro Football Hall of Fame 
Attention; Senior Selection Committee
2121 George Halas Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708

HOF Facebook Page
HOF Twitter Account:

 

Seniors Committee

Frank Cooney   He runs NFLDraftScout.com and The SportsXchange, one of the country's leading providers of sports data and analysis. 
Sports Xchange
4632 Windsong St

Sacramento, CA 95834

415-897-8555

email: [email protected]
Twitter:
Facebook:

 

Dan Pompei has covered more than 500 National Football League games, including 26 Super Bowls. He was given the 2013 Dick McCann Award by the Pro Football Writers of America for long and distinguished reporting in the field of pro football.
Bleacher Report

email: [email protected]
Twotter: DanPompei
Facebook: Dan.pompei.3

 

Rick Gosselin has covered the NFL for 31 years, including the past 14 as NFL columnist for The Dallas Morning News. 
Dallas Morning News
508 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75202
214-877-8444

email: [email protected]
twitter: RickGosselinDMN
Facebook:  richard.e.gosselin

 

John McClain since 1976, has covered the Oilers, NFL and Texans for the Houston Chronicle. He has been a regular contributor to The Sports Xchange, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, the NFL Network, Comcast, Fox Sports 1 and Sirius Radio.
Houston Chronicle
4747 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027
713-362-7891

email:: [email protected]
Twitter: McClain_on_NFL
Facebook: john.mcclain.52493

 

Ron Borges  A sportswriter for the Boston Herald. He has also written for the Boston Globe. Borges has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by the National Association of Sportswriters and Sports Broadcasters five times since 1999. 
70 Fargo Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-619-6410

email: [email protected]
Twitter: RonBorges
Facebook: RonBorges.73

 

Bernie Miklasz - American sportswriter and sports radio personality. He was the lead sports columnist at the St. Louis Post Dispatch from 1999 to 2015. He hosts the morning show on 101 ESPN in St. Louis. Miklasz is a native of Baltimore, MD, and moved to St. Louis in 1985 to cover professional football for the Post-Dispatch. He has also worked at the Baltimore News-American and the Dallas Morning News.

101 ESPN St Louis
11647 Olive Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-983-6000

email: [email protected]
Twitter: miklasz
Facebook: Bernie-Miklasz

 

John Czarnecki  whose first pro football interview was of Johnny Unitas in Buffalo’s War Memorial stadium for the Rochester Times-Union, has been the editorial consultant for Fox NFL Sunday since its inception 20 years ago. He previously worked at CBS Sports. The winner of four Sports Emmys for work on NFL studio shows, Czarnecki wrote the book “Football for Dummies” with Howie Long.  Czar’s first full season covering the NFL was 1979 and he worked for such newspapers as the Herald-Examiner in Los Angeles and the The National Sports Daily. He has served nine times as a Super Bowl pool reporter and is a longtime selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a member of its Seniors Committee.

FoxSports.com

email: [email protected]
Twitter:
Facebook:

 

Ira Miller
Sports Xchange
4632 Windsong St

Sacramento, CA 95834

415-897-8555

email: [email protected][email protected]
Twitter:
Facebook:

 

Jeff Legwold
ESPN

email: [email protected]
Twitter: Jeff_Legwold
Facebook: Jeff.Legwold

 

Full List of HOF Voters:

Arizona Kent Somers, Arizona Republic
Atlanta Darryl Ledbetter, Atlanta Journal - Constitution
Baltimore Scott Garceau, WMAR-TV
Buffalo Vic Carucci, Buffalo News
Carolina Darin Gantt, ProFootballTalk
Chicago Dan Pompei, Bleacher Report*
Cincinnati Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com
Cleveland Tony Grossi, ESPNCleveland.com/WKNR Radio
Dallas Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News*
Denver Jeff Legwold, ESPN/ESPN.com
Detroit Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press
Green Bay Pete Dougherty, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Houston John McClain, Houston Chronicle*
Indianapolis Mike Chappell, RTV6 - ABC Affiliate Indianapolis
Jacksonville Sam Kouvaris, WJXT-TV
Kansas City Randy Covitz, Kansas City Star
Miami Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
Minnesota Mark Craig, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
New England Ron Borges, Boston Herald*
New Orleans Jeff Duncan, Times-Picayune
New York (Giants) Bob Glauber, Newsday
New York (Jets) Gary Myers, New York Daily News
Oakland Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
Philadelphia Paul Domowitch, Philadelphia Daily News
Pittsburgh Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
St. Louis Bernie Miklasz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch*
San Diego Nick Canepa, San Diego Union Tribune
San Francisco Nancy Gay
Seattle Mike Sando, ESPN.com
Tampa Bay Ira Kaufman, Tampa Tribune
Tennessee David Climer, The Tennessean
Washington David Elfin, DavidElfinonSports.com
PFWA Mary Kay Cabot, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer
At Large Howard Balzer, The Sports Xchange
At Large Jarrett Bell, USA Today
At Large John Clayton, ESPN
At Large Jason Cole, BleacherReport.com
At Large John Czarnecki, FOXSports.com*
At Large Clark Judge, Talk of Fame Network and Yahoo Sports Radio
At Large Peter King, Sports Illustrated
At Large Ira Miller, The Sports Xchange*
At Large Sal Paolantonio, ESPN
At Large Vito Stellino, Florida Times Union
At Large Jim Trotter, ESPN
At Large Charean Williams, Ft. Worth Star Telegram
At Large Barry Wilner, Associated Press

 

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"Jersey Al" Bracco is the Editor-In-Chief, part owner and wearer of many hats for CheeseheadTV.com and PackersTalk.com. He is also a recovering Mason Crosby truther.  Follow Al on twitter at @JerseyalGBP

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July 08, 2016 at 08:26 am

Al - thanks for the contact information. Great job on this! Since '61

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

July 08, 2016 at 11:40 am

Got a bounce back from the Ron Borges, Miller and Legwold e-mails, but the rest worked well. Posted to all my social media accounts and letters sent off. I hope this helps. If anyone else wants to do a cut and paste job, I just sent the short note below. Change it up as you see fit, but I think the point is numbers and not necessarily content.

I'm sure that you are very familiar with Jerry Kramer's incredible career with the Green Bay Packers. It is, I believe, a career worthy of admittance into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. As I understand it, you will be taking a vote with the senior selection committee shortly on this subject. I hope that you and the others on this committee will finally right this wrong. He was among the greatest players ever, is a great spokesman for the league, and is a credit to the game.

I think that all others that have received this honor will see their standing increase when Jerry Kramer is finally admitted.

Thank you for your consideration,

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JerseyAl's picture

July 08, 2016 at 11:44 am

Ron is already on our side, so that's not a problem...

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marpag1's picture

July 08, 2016 at 05:13 pm

I've sent messages to all on the Seniors committee. DOWN-vote me if you did the same! :)

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