Green Bay Packers

Founded: 1919
Team Owner: Green Bay Packers, Inc.
Head Coach: Mike McCarthy
Team Icon: Brett Favre
Overall Record: 702-539-37
Fight Songs: Go! You Packers! Go!
NFL Championships: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1966, 1967, 1996, 2010
Stadium: Lambeau Field (1957–present)
Stadium Capacity: 80,735
City: Green Bay, WI
Previous Stadiums: Hagemeister Park (1919–1922), Bellevue Park (1923–1924), City Stadium (Green Bay) (1925–1956)
Website: www.packers.com
Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have one of those names that makes you wonder how the heck this squad got its monicker. In 1919, Curly Lambeau wanted to start a local football team in northern Wisconsin. He was working as a shipping clerk for the Indian Packing Company, an outfit that distributed canned meat under the label "Council Meats." Sure makes me hungry.

Lambeau was able to convince his employer to sponsor the team, which the company did and financed the beginning of the club as well as allowed it to use the company athletic field for practice. In return the company wanted the team to be called the Packers for advertising purposes. The Indian Packing Company has long since dissolved, but the nickname Packers persists today, however unfortunate that may be. 


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