Green Bay is on the clock

Today has the feel of Christmas here in the shadow of Lambeau Field.

The Green Bay Packers, along with the other 31 teams in the NFL, get to unwrap their presents in the NFL draft.

My mission, should I decide to accept it, is to spend five hours watching the first round of the draft and posting to our newspaper’s Packers news site (and to handhelds) every time a team makes a pick.

No better way to prepare for that than to enjoy the music of Sam Spence.


If the name isn’t familiar, the music is. You’ve heard his compositions countless times on the classic NFL Films presentations of the ’60s and the ’70s. They’re terrific.

Some years ago, I came across a CD of NFL Films music by Spence and a couple of other more contemporary composers. It’s terrific, taking you back to those great NFL Films.

So let’s hope someone picks a ramblin’ man from Grambling.


“Ramblin’ Man From Grambling,” composed by Sam Spence, from “The Power and the Glory: The Original Music and Voices of NFL Films,” 1998.

Though this CD is plenty for me, there’s also a boxed set of NFL Films music. “Autumn Thunder” is available with 10 CDs or five vinyl albums.

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