USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 945 times:
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?
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TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 926 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.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 877 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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