The Green Bay Packers have been around for close to 100 years and are more beloved than ever by their fans. As a publicly owned team, it is the fans and shareholders who have chipped in to boost team finances more than once. After multiple financial ups and downs, championships, disappointments, and power plays within the franchise, the Packers are better than ever. Though the team calls Wisconsin home, they have fans all over the world.
Super Bowl Wins: Four, two under quarterback Bryan "Bart" Starr in 1966 and 1967, once in 1996 with Brett Favre as quarterback and once in 2010 with Aaron Rodgers at the helm. The Packers have only lost one Super Bowl, back in 1997.
Home: Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Nicknames: The Green and Gold.
Team Colors: Green, Gold and White.
Mascot: None currently.
Stadium: Lambeau Field, named after Curly Lambeau, a founder, player and coach of the Packers. His employer, the Indian Packing Company, paid for the first jerseys - hence the name.
Infancy of the Team: Founded in 1919 by Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun, who just wanted to get a team together. In addition to the jerseys, the Indian Packing Company loaned the use of their field. By 1921 the Packers were able to become a franchise. Due to financial issues that franchise was short lived, but two years later Lambeau was able to buy it back. A.B. Turnbull then formed the Green Bay Football Corporation, which helped stabilize their still tenuous finances.
Hall of Fame: 21 former Packers are Pro Football Hall of Famers.
True Champions: Including their Super Bowl wins, the Green Bay Packers have won 13 World Championships, more than any other NFL team. Their first win was in 1929, and their latest was in 2010.
Unique Traits: They are the a non-profit, publicly owned team and have been since August 18, 1923. No one person can own more than 200,000 shares.
Current Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers.
Record Breakers: Brett Favre, a former long time Green Bay quarterback, holds the record for the most consecutive starts by a quarterback. Most of them were with the Green Bay Packers, where he played 16 seasons.
Lambeau Leap: LeRoy Butler invented the Lambeau Leap , wherein a player jumps into fans' arms in the stands to celebrate.
Biggest Rival: Minnesota Vikings, making Brett Favre's eventual move to the team particularly difficult for fans.
Lucrezia Wise is descended from several generations of Cheeseheads. It was made clear from an early age that no other team allegiance would be acceptable, an edict she accepts happily. Though currently a New York resident, she remains a loyal Packers fan.
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