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Green Bay Packers History - Why Green Bay?  
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Hello,

One thing I've often wondered is why the tiny city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has a major pro sports franchise....Green Bay is far and away the smallest city in the US with a franchise in the 4 major sports leagues (NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA)...since the Packers have been around for a long time, does anyone know the roots of the Packers and can explain this?

Greg


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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 921 times:

The NFL started humbly; semi-pro teams played under the names of the companies that financed them. The Packers were bankrolled by a meatpacking plant at which many of the players worked. I think.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 921 times:

Why not Green Bay? There was obviously a demand for a football team. If there was no demand, the team would have moved. Also, probably because there is nothing else to do out there Big grin


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Another example: The Chicago Bears began as the Decatur Staley's in Decatur Illinois, an industrial city 3 hours south of Chicago. For several reasons, the economics of the Green Bay franchise have allowed the team to stay in Green Bay since its inception, and thus they've become an anomaly in modern day sports franchises, but man, what an incredible history the franchise has had.


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User currently offlineBirdy92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 913 times:

KYIPpiolt:

Don't forget that since 1923 the Packers have more or less been owned by the residents of Green Bay (assuming that most of them bought the stock).

So unless the residents want to get rid of the Packers, they will never leave.

Birdy


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 899 times:

I think the Packers remains the only publicly-owned professional sports team.


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Thanks for the info - much appreciated!

Greg



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 893 times:

I think Green Bay is a great place for the team.
Its gotta be. Everyone knows that us Wisconsin fans are the best in the NFL.

Back in 97 they were selling stock. I don't know about now though.



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User currently offlineCLEfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 890 times:

Green Bay also played half their schedule in Milwaukee for many years.

User currently offlineIamcanadian From Canada, joined May 2001, 734 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 883 times:

Actually, as to my knowledge, the Green Bay Packers were originally owned under a CHEESE packing company...explaining the popular "Cheese Hats" worn during games...


Shut up and calculate.
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 875 times:

Milwaukee is why Green Bay is still around. And only in the NFL. No way anything like that could survive the other major leagues.


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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5385 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 867 times:

Sorry, Iamcanadian. The Acme Packing Co. and the Indian Packing Co. that preceded it were both meat packing companies. The Cheese Head hats originate from Wisconsin's large cheese and dairy industry as well as from a derogatory term for Wisconsinites.


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 849 times:

Speaking of Decatur Illinois, there's a little town right outside of Decatur on Route 48 called "Boody". (I swear. Look it up on a map).


I always thought it would be cool if the Green Bay Packers moved there....


 Big grin

[Edited 2003-11-11 04:30:03]


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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 829 times:

Huh? Did someone say 'meat packing?'

Signed, KROC



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