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« on: September 19, 2012, 06:29:32 PM »
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The Green Bay Packers are one of the most storied franchises in NFL football history. Thy have the third longest tenure in the NFL football league and also have some of the most devoted fans. The Packers entered into the NFL football league in 1921 with the sponsorship and help of a local packing company. Earl Lambeau was brought in to assume head coaching duties and guide the team to success. This head coaching choice would eventually serve the Packers and NFL football well.

Since the Green Bay Packers have been in existence for many years, they have endured many triumphs and failures.  Fans of the Green Bay Packers have experienced all ranges of emotions, while following their favorite team. In 1929 The Green Bay Packers won their first championship and began a path toward greatness.

Most teams become most known for players, but the Packerís early coaches gained most of the attention. With Earl Lambeau and his successor, Vince Lombardi, at the helm the Packers captured eleven championships while setting NFL football records along the way. This reign of dominance lasted from the 1930ís and continued into the late 1960ís.  During this championship run, the Packers won three consecutive championships on two different occasions. They completed this incredible fete once between the 1929 and 1931 seasons and also during the 1965 through 1967 seasons.

Even though Lombardi and Lambeau garner much of the praise, the Packers had many hall of fame players during their glory years. Don Hutson and Clarke Hinkle powered the teams of the 1930ís, while Bart Starr, Jim Taylor and Jim Ringo led the 1960ís teams to dominance.  Although the NFL football league has seen many great teams throughout the years, few compare to the overwhelming talented Green By Packers teams.

Green Bay is unlike many other sports towns and fan bases. They are the last small city to be home to an NFL football franchise and only have a population of 100,000.  It speaks to the loyalty and bond that the city feels for the Green Bay packers, that such a small city can support such a storied franchise. Green Bay not only supports the team, but is one of the most stable fan bases and have propelled the Packers to popularity in other sports markets.  Unlike other NFL football teams, the Green Bay packers do not have a private majority owner. The Packers are still a locally owned non-profit organization. The Packers success on the field has definitely propelled their popularity in Green Bay to new heights.

Initially the Green Bay packers had various small stadiums that housed their games, but in 1965 Lambeau Field was built to itís current dimension and stature. Lambeau Field is widely respected as a historic stadium and has a great home feel on game days.

Even after their dominant runs in the early years, the Packers have had continued success in the modern era. Due in large part to the quarterbacking abilities of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers have accumulated two more Super Bowl victories. The Packers currently have a talented team that is capable of another historic run.
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