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Green Bay Packers History

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The Green Bay Packers are a National Football League team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers are one of four teams in the North Division of the National Football Conference. The name came from it's sponsors the Indian Packing Company and later the Acme Packing Company. Although both companies went out of business, the team kept the name Packers. The Packers were formed in 1919 in the American Professional Football Association (APFA) and joined the NFL in 1921. From 1929 to 1944 the Packers earned six NFL crowns under head coach and team cofounder Earl “Curly” Lambeau. A skilled halfback during his playing career, Lambeau became one of only five NFL coaches with more than 200 career victories.After Lambeau left the team in 1949, the franchise declined. During the 1960s, however, head coach Vince Lombardi transformed the team into one of the most powerful dynasties in professional football history.

Star-studded lineups featuring quarterback Bart Starr, halfback-kicker Paul Hornung, offensive lineman Forrest Gregg, linebacker Ray Nitschke, and running back Jim Taylor captured five league championships in seven seasons—a record unmatched in NFL history. The Green Bay Packers of the 1960s were one of the most dominant NFL teams of all time. Coach Vince Lombardi took over a last-place team and built it into a juggernaut, winning five league championships over a seven-year span. Green Bay won the first two Super Bowls.



The Super Bowl trophy was ultimately named the Vince Lombardi trophy in recognition of his and his team's accomplishment.No team in NFL history has won more championships than the Packers which has earned Green Bay the moniker, "Titletown USA." Over the years, the Packers have twice strung together three straight league crowns (1929-31, and 1965-67). In all, the franchise has claimed a record 12 NFL championships including three Super Bowl titles.


The Packers Hall of Famers include Herb Adderly,Tony Canadeo,Willie Davis, Len Ford, Forrest Gregg, Ted Hendricks, Arnie Herber, Clarke Hinkle, Paul Hornung, Cal Hubbard,Don Hutson, Henry Jordan, Walt Kiesling, Earl (Curly) Lambeau, James Lofton, Vince Lombardi, John (Blood) McNally, Mike Michalske, Ray Nitschke,Jim Ringo, Bart Starr,Jan Stenerud, Jim Taylor, Emlen Tunnell and Willie Wood. The team has retired the numbers (#3) Tony Canadeo, (#14)Don Hutson, (#15) Bart Starr,(#66) Ray Nitschke and (#92) Reggie White (Recently, the NFL has discouraged the retiring of numbers, therefore they have retired his jersey and not his #92.However, no player has worn #92 since White's retirement).The Green Bay Packers uniform consists of the colors Green and gold Helmet design is a yellow background, with a white "G" in a green oval.

The Green Bay Packers play their home games in Lambeau Field, which opened on September 29, 1957, and seats 60,790.Lambeau Field was previously known as City Stadium II 1957-64.Previous stadiums include Hagemeister Brewery Park (1921-22), Bellevue Park (1923-24), and


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RODGERS follows a legend
Globe and Mail, Canada - 1 hour ago
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Kansas City Star

Former Chiefs center Winters to enter Packers Hall of Fame
Kansas City Star, MO - 6 hours ago
By RANDY COVITZ Frank Winters is poised to take his place among some of the greatest names in pro football history tonight in Green Bay. Bart Starr. ...
Packers honor former KU lineman Topeka Capital Journal
Gilbert Brown to Join Packers Hall of Fame WIBW
It’s tee to green Favre talk Packer Report
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Ex-Wolverine Woodson creates wine, but NFL prevents his touting it
Detroit Free Press, United States - 2 hours ago
Yet, despite his name and signature all over the brochures and labels of the merlot and cabernet, Woodson, now with the Green Bay Packers, ...

Hail to our local heroes
Uinta County Herald, WY - 16 hours ago
Brady begins his fourth season on the Green Bay Packers. Kelly is seeking a roster spot on the NFL Miami Dolphins as a free-agent linebacker. ...