Green Bay Packers
Founded: August 11, 1919
Team Owner: Green Bay Packers, Inc.
Head Coach: Matt LaFleur
Team Icon: Aaron Rodgers
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)
Green Bay, WI
Hagemeister Park (1919–1922), Bellevue Park (1923–1924), City Stadium (Green Bay) (1925–1956)
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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