The votes are in.
Over the past month, packers.com asked you, the fans, to cast your votes in our “Best by Numbers” series, selecting which players in team history were the best to have worn specific uniform numbers.
We picked eight numbers for you to debate. Here’s what you decided.
Closest votes: The first six numbers were pretty much landslides, but with the last two, no candidate topped 50 percent.
At No. 88, Ron Kramer won amongst a quartet of tight ends with 38 percent of the vote, followed closely by
No. 90 was similarly close, as
Biggest injustices: Two Pro Football Hall of Famers didn’t even come close against fringe Hall of Fame candidates.
At No. 30, Clarke Hinkle got only 9 percent of the vote to Ahman Green’s 87 percent, while at No. 36, Mike Michalske also garnered just 9 percent to LeRoy Butler’s 69 percent.
It must have been that same 9 percent of folks with reverence for a pair of all-time greats who played the bulk of their careers in the 1930s.
Lombardi’s boys get their due: In addition to Kramer winning at No. 88, two other players from the Vince Lombardi era won their respective numbers.
At No. 31, Jim Taylor easily beat Al Harris, 74 percent to 25 percent, while at No. 63, Fuzzy Thurston won the battle of offensive linemen with 72 percent over
No doubt: Even with five candidates to choose from, the most of any number, No. 84 was no contest. Sterling Sharpe grabbed 80 percent of the vote, followed by Carroll Dale at 13 percent. None of the other three receivers on the ballot captured more than 3 percent.
Fan favorite: The vote at No. 80 probably should have been closer based on statistics and overall ability, but a tally of 77 percent for
On the cutting room floor: In the interest of keeping “Best by Numbers” to eight installments, some potentially good debates were never realized. Dorsey Levens or
Any thoughts, here’s your last chance to chime in.