Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have won twelve league championships (more than any other team in the NFL) including nine NFL Championships prior to the Super Bowl era and three Super Bowl victories in 1967 (Super Bowl I), 1968 (Super Bowl II) and 1996 (Super Bowl XXXI).

The Green Bay Packers can trace their lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896.

The Packers were founded on August 11, 1919 by former high-school football rivals Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun. Lambeau solicited funds for uniforms from his employer, the Indian Packing Company. He was given $500 for uniforms and equipment, on the condition that the team be named for its sponsor. Today "Green Bay Packers" is the oldest team-name still in use in the NFL, both by its nickname and by virtue of remaining in its original city.

In 1919 and 1920 the Packers competed as a semi-professional football team against clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest. They joined the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1921, the forerunner to what is known today as the National Football League (NFL).
Curly LambeauDescription: Curly Lambeau during his college football career at Notre Dame in 1918,Picture cropped from Football Card.

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The 1919 Green Bay PackersThe 1919 Green Bay Packers team photo.

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Green Bay Packers cheerleadersGreen Bay Packers cheerleaders Divisional Playoffs: 1/12/2008 Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks.

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