Friday, November 30, 2007

Ahh, the Packers

My roommate Heidi endured my chants, screams, verbal insults and occasional in-animate physical abuse last night as we watched the Green Bay Packers vs. the Dallas Cowboys.

Though it was a loss for Green and Gold, one has to admit, it was an exciting game from the beginning. That got me to thinking about the beginning... of the Packers.

I consider myself to be a fan of certain extent. I do not follow the NFL throughout the entire season, but I try not to miss any Packers' games, and I love watching football in general. So, to follow up on my questioning, I had to do a little research.

In 1919, Curly Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun founded the Green Bay Packers. In agreement to receive funds, Lambeau named the team after the Indian Packing company.
After joining the newly created American Professional Football Association in 1921, the Packers ran into some financial trouble, but were saved by local business owners known as the "Hungry Five," who formed the Green Bay Football Corporation.

The Packers are now the only publicly owned company with a board of directors; possibly one of the reasons the team has never been moved from the city of Green Bay, though they first began hosting their home games (one pre-season and three regular season) games in Milwaukee.

Under direction from Lambeau, The Packers' first season was a victorious event with them winning 10 out of 11 games against other Wisconsin and Upper Michigan teams.

Heading into History as one of the Greatest Football Teams of all time, the Packers began with spirit that is still felt today. Continuing from their first season, the Packers' produced sport icons such Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, and Ray Nitschke, who will always be remembered as Green Bay Greats.

Much is to be said, heard, and told about the Packers. It is clear that without them, football would not be the same.

Information collected here was found from,, and Uncle John's Bathroom Readers.

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