The shouldering pathway that connects Dousman Street and Main Streetù deep within the mystical town of Green Bay, Wisconsinù is named after a man who himself, shouldered a team that exemplified dominance, pride, work ethic, and respect. On the other side of Oneida Street, across from the historic Lambeau Field, is the East Practice Field, also named after the same man who was just as passionate in practice, as he was feared on Sundays in real time play. His name was Ray, ôWildmanö Nitschke. In an era that afforded the Packers an identity that was defined by offensive dominance, Ray Nitschke quietly led a team that was equally feared for its defensive prowess; something that is seldom discussed. At 6Æ3ö, 235 pounds the old linebacker/fullback out of Illinois was known for his physical ...
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