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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Green Bay Packers Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Green Bay Packers – The Team Name
This NFL franchise was established in 1921 although the team was actually founded in 1919 and played two seasons of football against local competition. Since their entry to the NFL in 1921, the team has been known by two names:
1921: Acme Packers
1922 - Present: Green Bay Packers

2. Green Bay Packers – The Championship Record
Nine NFL Championships:
1929 Won championship with a league best 12-0-1 record
1930 Won championship with a league best 10-3-1 record
1931 Won championship with a league best 12-2-0 record
December 13, 1936 Green Bay 21, Boston Redskins 6
December 10, 1939 Green Bay 27, NY Giants 0
December 17, 1944 Green Bay 14, NY Giants 7
December 31, 1961 Green Bay 37, NY Giants 0
December 30, 1962 Green Bay 16, NY Giants 7
January 2, 1966 Green Bay 23, Cleveland 12

Four Super Bowl Championships:
Super Bowl I January 15, 1967 Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
Super Bowl II January 14, 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
Super Bowl XXXI January 26, 1997 Green Bay 35, New England 21
Super Bowl XLV February 6, 2011 Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25

3. Green Bay Packers – Home Stadium History
The Packers have an unusual home field history as each season from 1933 to 1994, the team played some home games in Green Bay and other home games in Milwaukee. Since 1995, all home games have been played in Green Bay.

A. Green Bay Stadiums
1. Hagemeister Park, Green Bay
1919-22
2. Bellevue Park, Green Bay
1923-24
3. City Stadium, Green Bay
1925-56
4. City Stadium II / Lambeau Field, Green Bay
1957-Present

B. Milwaukee Stadiums
1. Borchert Field, Milwaukee
1933-34
2. State Fair Park, Milwaukee
1935-51
3. Marquette Stadium, Milwaukee
1952
4. County Stadium, Milwaukee
1953-94

4. For more information on the Packers, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Packers' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Green_Bay_Packers_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Packers' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Green Bay Packers and the history of the Packers franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 13 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 13 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Green Bay Packers YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OHeUiL45qw or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Green-Bay-Packers-c115/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Packers.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated January 20, 2012. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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