Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf may finally be getting his due.
Wolf, along with former Bills, Panthers and Colts GM Bill Polian, have been named finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame under the newly-created contributors category.
The category was created to single out non-players who contributed to the game, but weren’t likely to get elected because, well, there are plenty of players to elect.
Much like the senior committee nominees, contributors who are nominated need to receive 80 percent of votes in favor of their election to get in.
Here’s a little tidbit for you about Wolf.
There are 24 names listed on the inner facade of Lambeau Field. All of those guys are in the Hall of Fame, except for one. That one guy is Ron Wolf, whose name was added in 2006.
So clearly the Packers organization thinks quite a bit of Wolf and they’re absolutely in the right in doing so. Before Wolf strolled into town, the Packers were a laughingstock mired in two decades of losing and a recurring pattern of awful decision making.
Wolf hired The Walrus. Wolf traded for Lord Favre. And most impressively, Wolf convinced Reggie White that he wanted to live and play in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Wolf should get in the Hall for that last one alone. That singular move changed the NFL forever.
Wolf did so much more for the Packers than just those things, though. He was the architect that oversaw the so-called return to glory in the 1990s.
The Packers are now a perennial winner because of the culture Wolf established (or reestablished). After Lombardi left town, the Packers were pretty much a clown show with that Benny Hill music playing at all times.
Wolf literally took a franchise that was at or near rock bottom for over two decades and turned it 180 degrees in the other direction.
If you had the misfortune of sitting through those seasons in the 1970s or 80s, then you know what I’m talking about when I say there is probably not many guys who deserve to be in the Hall of Fame more than Ron Wolf.
As a fan who began following GB as a youngster in the awful era of the late 70s when Bart Starr, greatest Packer QB but not-so-great coach was the HC, it is amazing the difference between the last 20 years compared to what I knew of GB pre-1989. #HOF
Harlan will always be hand in glove with Wolf. After the fucksticks that ran the Packers into the ground for 2+ decades finally got it through their fat fuck heads that while they might have been half-assed good at selling cars, making asswipe, or helping separate people from their cash or some other such nonsense, they didn’t know dick about running a NFL team.
It wasn’t until Harlan was hired and had this novel fucking revelation that football people might actually help run a pro franchise, that a guy as good as Wolf was found and was hired.
But I don’t imagine it took Wolf a lot of time to say yes when he was offered the GM job. All he had to do was look back at the track record of the pathetic fucks that damn near destroyed a legendary franchise and think to himself, “I can work 10 minutes a day and I’ll still have half the goddamn state blowing me in a week”.
So thanks, Bob. And Ron, too.
Fuck this asshole. He is single-handedly responsible for bringing that worthless piece of shit Brett Favre to the Packers. If it weren’t for him that pile of worthless shit would have never been a Packer and Green Bay would have won 10 more Superbowls. Fuck this dickhead. He doesn’t deserve to be in the hall of fame for such a disgrace. I hope he burns in hell.
Well you obviously have been inhaling to much of that sheep methane to make those statements. I happen to be no fan of Favre but you have no idea what you are writing.
Wolf has been a winner in almost everything he has attempted except maybe when he was GM of Tampa Bay. If he had more time he would have been a winner there also.
It is delusional of you to think any team would win ten Super Bowls in a fifteen year period. Please name 1 team that has won more than six in 46 years?
Wolf most certainly does deserve the HOF. Wolf did reestablish the Packer winning tradition that exists to this day. The Packer organization is fortunate to have had Wolf as GM.
As for you dip shit pull your head or whatever you have stuck up that sheep’s ass and apologize to Ron Wolf for your dumb ass comments if you are man enough.
I went to Lambeau in 2006 for the first time. Upon just landing and arriving at the atrium late evening (it was empty), I saw him standing alone looking at some photo’s. I introduced myself and we chatted for nearly 15 minutes, got some photo’s and an autograph. An extraordinary gentleman and football mind. Meeting him was more rewarding than any player or coach I can think of except for Lombardi or Starr.
I hope the NFL pulls it’s head out of it’s ass and gives this man the recognition he deserves.
50,000 nfl owners can’t be wrong! He is a shoe in!
When Lombardi stepped down everybody in my family got the most popular bumper sticker in WI for their car: “WE’LL WIN WITH BENGSTON!”