Packers president Murphy, former Redskin, remembers '83 classic
Packers President Mark Murphy.Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It seems that the man who runs the Green Bay Packers is getting reminded on a regular basis that he was on the opposite side of the matchup coming up between the Packers and Washington.
Particularly, Packers President Mark Murphy is being told about a Monday night game between the two squads that was arguably one of the greatest games ever played at legendary Lambeau Field - a 48-47 win for the Packers.
The teams combined for 95 points, more than 800 passing yards, 10 lead changes and three ties.
"I cannot tell you how many people have said to me, 'I was at the Redskins game in '83..the best game I ever saw,' " said Murphy on ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. Thursday.
"That was one of the wildest, most electric games I'd ever been part of."
Since he became Packers president, Murphy said the reminders of the game have been constant.
"My first day on the job, I took a tour. I counted three different places where they had pictures in that game. I threatened to take them all down," he joked.