Sunday, November 20, 2011
I just found an article/post on a web-site called "Packerville." I'm watching Monday Night Football, and, now at half-time, they just did replays of the Packer's win over the Bucs and of the Lion's win over the Panthers, and a promo for this coming Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game between the Packers and the Lions. During the promo, Bob Costas spoke about the long-famous 1962 TXGiving Day game between the Packers and the Lions, which the Lions won. That was the Packer's only loss that year, as the Packers went on to win that year's NFL title. BUT, OF COURSE, I HAD TO GET UP AND GOOGLE THAT GAME, JUST TO SEE IF OUR OLD INDUSTRY FRIEND, DARRIS MCCORD, WAS IN THAT GAME, AND, SURE ENOUGH, YOU'LL SEE DARRIS' NAME MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE ABOUT THE 1962 GAME (you'll see that article below). For those of you who never met Darris, he was the owner of Shacoh USA (which later became KIP USA), he was the owner of Franklin Graphics, which operated as Reprographics Technologies (DC and Baltimore), and he had other reprographics industry interests. Quite a character .... and a great guy! I'm sure I watched that 1962 game; in 1962 I was 15, and we always celebrated TXGiving at my Grandparents' house with all of our aunts, uncles and cousins and the NFL game was always on in the afternoon, much to my Grandmother's chagrin. To all my blog visitors, HAPPY THANKSGIVING WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.
This article is from 2007 and is about Packers vs. Lions, Thanksgiving 1962
Posted by Joel Salus at 7:10 PM