The Green Bay Packers have been around a long time. It all started on August 11th, 1919. The original founders were George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau. The Packers name was pulled from a company that Curly Lambeau had worked for called the Indian Packing Company. This company gave Mr. Lambeau $500 for equipment and uniforms. Which back in those days was quite a chunk of money.
The Packers started out being the Acme Packers and later in 1923 became the Green Bay Packers a name they hold to this day. Some businessmen called the hungry five started the Green Bay Football Corporation, and the rest is history.
Green Bay Packers – Championship Facts
Between the years of 1929 and 1944, the Packers won 6 NFL championships. Three of those championships were won 3 years in a row from 1929 through 1931! Curly Lambeau was the Packers winning spirit at that time because when he resigned in 1949, the team didn’t win a championship for another 11 years.
A new coach was signed in 1959. His name was Vince Lombardi. Mr. Lombardi leads the Packers to 5 championship wins and like earlier 3 of those five wins were in a row 1965 – 1967.
There wouldn’t be any more Super Bowl wins for the Green Bay Packers until 1996 a long time to wait compared to the early years of the football franchise. The most recent championship win was in 2010 with Aaron Rogers at the realm.
Financial Problems Plague The Pack
At the outset of the team, financial problems plagued the Packers. First off after their first season in the new American Professional Football Association the Acme Packers, the league revoked their franchise status because a man named George Halas who was associated with The Bears told the league that the Acme Packers were using college football players in their games. They were reinstated later, but Curly had to pay a $50 fee to get the team back in.
At the time Curly Lambeau quit as head coach of the packers the franchise was once again struggling with debt and a lot of the players were of poor quality. This lead to a bond drive in 1950 which raised $118,000 for the packers. Things seemed to look up for a while after the bond drive.
Great Quarterbacks Abound
The Packers have had their share of some of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Including Curly Lambeau in the early years, Bart Star in the ’50s, 60’s and early ’70s and as of late Brett Favre and Aaron Rogers.
Curly Lambeau wasn’t just a quarterback, but he was one of the founders of the Packers. His birth name was Earl Louis Lambeau. Born on April 9th, 1898 and died on June 1st, 1965. Curly played with the packers from the years 1919 – 1929. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and also in the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame in 1970.
The Lambeau Field was named after him upon his death in 1965 making him a very accomplished man in the pro football world. I would have to say without him the Packers probably wouldn’t exist today!
Bryan Bartlett Star was born on January 9th, 1934. He played with the Green Bay Packers from the years 1956 – 1971. A very long career in football to say the least. He helped the team win five championships and the first 2 Super Bowls making him the only quarterback to do so.
He was in later years the packs head coach (1975 to 1983) which didn’t go as well as his quarterbacking. In 1966 he was given the MVP league award, and in 1977 he was inducted into both Hall Of Fames just like his predecessor Curly Lambeau.
Born Brett Lorenzo Favre on October 10th, 1969 in Mississippi. Brett is an all-time passing leader. He played with the Packers from 1992 to 2007. Favre was the first in football to pass for 500 touchdowns. He completed 6,000 passes and threw for 70,000 yards. Brett also attempted 10,000 passes in his career.
It’s easy to say that Brett Favre is one of the best of the best when it comes to quarterbacks in all of NFL history.
Born on December 2nd, 1983 Aaron Charles Rodgers is the latest of the greatest quarterbacks that the Packers have given football. In 2010 he helped the Packers win Super Bowl XLV, and he earned the MVP in that game as well. He has played with the packers from 2008 to present and is still going strong!
Rodgers is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He has high energy on the field and has the least interceptions in the League. Aaron is a blast to watch and gets the football where it needs to be most of the time.
Conclusive Green Bay Packers Facts
The Green Bay Packers have had some awesome quarterbacks and players through their long history, and they keep cranking them out to this day. Although they have had there ups and downs with financing in the early years, they seem to be a financially stable team these days, and I’m sure for years to come!
The pack is an outstanding team with many facts that I wouldn’t be able to write them all down here. All I can say is they are a fun team to watch with a lot of rich history, and the fans are sincere. I’m sure there is a book or books out there with all the facts and figures from the beginning of the team until now. One more thing, if anyone knows of any good books on the Packers, please leave them in the comments below.
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The green bay packers really have a rich history. The team was founded by strong and resilient bunch of people and I am sure that is why they still exist. The writer has done a great job showcasing the history of the green bay packers to the world and their story is so inspiring. Thanks for the information.
Nice article you post there and I must say a well-done job to you for putting such a short history of the Green Bay Packers
Early on in their history, the Green Bay Packers were the Acme Packers, taking their name from the Acme Packing Company. Though the original sponsor of the team was the Indian Packing Company, the is more to there stories and as time goes on I which to know more about them
There is a lot of history with the Green Bay Packers organization and I plan on posting more of the Packers history in future blog posts.
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Awesome to read and know about Curly, Bart, Brett and Aaron Rodgers. I’m not familiar with any book on them yet. After reading your article, will surely look for them.
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Thank you. The Green Bay Packers are one of the best NFL football teams in my opinion! GO PACKERS!!
This is an interesting post about the green bay packers. I’m not a packer as I support the patriots but I must admit that Aaron Rodgers is a joy to watch and a blessing to football. The internet is awash with books about great books about the green bay packers, so finding a suitable book shouldn’t be a problem.
Hi Louis. Aaron Rodgers is an excellent quarterback but he had a rough year this year. The Packers didn’t fare so well. On the other hand, your Tom Brady of the Patriots had a superb year winning the Superbowl once again! The Patriots are an amazing team with an even better quarterback. But I think it’s time the Packers get into the Superbowl again and beat you guys lol! Have a good one Louis. I’m looking forward to the next Football season!
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Your Welcome Lok! Glad I could help broaden your knowledge about the Packers.
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You are welcome!
There are some players and manager, there presence alone bring good fortune to the team, such is Curly Lambeau. Winning 6 NFL championship in about 15 years is amazing. Brett Lorenzo Favre’s made me want to say that Parker has had her fair share of great talent as far as football is concerned. Such a committed and consistent player. Fatsis, a sport journalist turned football player drew my attention to the game, and I continue to fall in love with it.
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You are welcome Irin. I’m glad you enjoyed the article and learned something about the Green Bay Packers!