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WATCH: Super Stories - Part 2

NFL legends Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien are back in the Lilac City to share their stories during their time in the NFL.

WATCH: Super Stories - Part 3

NFL legends Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien are back in the Lilac City to share their stories during their time in the NFL.

WATCH: Super Stories - Part 1

NFL legends Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien are back in the Lilac City to share their stories during their time in the NFL.

Mark Rypien’s mental-health journey a positive work in progress

It’s been almost a year since Mark Rypien went public with the details of his suicide attempt, and of the “complex stew” of mental-health issues that took him to “dark, dark places” – places where he felt rage and mood swings, places where he made “crazy mistakes and terrible decisions.”

From the archives: Jerry Kramer’s ‘Ice Bowl’ block a moment frozen in time

Editor’s note: The following story, written by former Spokesman-Review columnist Harry Missildine, appeared in The Spokesman-Review on Jan. 1, 1968, following the Green Bay Packers’ 21-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the famed Ice Bowl, considered one of the greatest games in NFL history. In the game, Jerry Kramer’s block paved the way for Bart Starr’s winning touchdown with 16 seconds remaining.