In that iconic Jerry Kramer voice I can hear, “There he is, the Golden Goat. We have all heard the stories about Paul: Lombardi, gambling, Notre Dame and The Kentucky Derby. I had the luxury over the last years to hear those stories from Paul, Kramer, Robinson, Dowler and more. Whether over a steak dinner, a glass of wine, breakfast, in the backroom at an autograph show, the airport or in a box at Lambeau, you listen. Many know I love to talk. When with these legends, you listen to every detail.
Paul was very nice, always willing to sign an autograph for the fans. I got to hear untold stories. He lived 2 lifetimes I think. You could hear the excitement, fast paced lifestyle, good or bad, and all the experiences come through in each story.
I am humbled to have the opportunity with Mr. Kramer to hear those stories. Rest easy Mr. Hornung, “The Golden Goat.”