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The Green and the Gold

The Packers are the aftermost evidence of “small boondocks teams” that were already accepted in the NFL during the 1920s and 1930s. Founded in 1919 by Earl “Curly” Lambeau (thus the name Lambeau Field in which the aggregation plays) and George Whitney Calhoun, the Green Bay Packers can trace their birth to added semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating aback to 1896. In 1919 and 1920 the Packers competed as a semi-professional football aggregation adjoin clubs from about Wisconsin and the Midwest. They abutting the American Able Football Association (APFA) in 1921, the advertiser to what is accepted today as the National Football Alliance (NFL).

The Green Bay Packers won twelve alliance championships (more than any added aggregation in the NFL) including nine NFL Championships above-mentioned to the Super Bowl era and three Super Bowl victories in 1967 (Super Bowl I), 1968 (Super Bowl II) and 1997 (Super Bowl XXXI). The aggregation has a angry animosity with the Chicago Bears, whom they accept played in over 170 games. The Packers additionally allotment a celebrated animosity with the Minnesota Vikings, who abide in the NFC North forth with the Packers, and the Dallas Cowboys who accept historically been accepted as the Packers better playoff rivals afterwards the Packers defeated them in the acclaimed Ice Bowl.[2]

The Packers are the alone non-profit, community-owned above alliance able sports aggregation in the United States. Beginning with the 1992 season, the Packers had 13 non-losing seasons in a row (their affliction almanac actuality 8–8 in 1999), two Super Bowl appearances, and one Super Bowl win (Super Bowl XXXI). The Packers’ 13 after non-losing seasons was an alive NFL almanac until the aggregation assuredly suffered a accident attack in their 2005 season. They alternate to accept an 8–8 division in 2006 and a 13–3 approved division in 2007, both beneath fresh arch drillmaster Mike McCarthy.