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Green Bay Packers History

The Green Bay Packers are an American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League. Green Bay is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, having been organized and playing in 1919.

 

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Finally, in 2008, after Green Bay elected not to re-sign the then 38-year-old Favre, Rodgers got his chance to quarterback Green Bay as a starter. Rodgers did not waver, manning QB duties for all 16 regular season games while throwing for 4,038 yards and 28 touchdowns.

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Ever since Aaron Rodgers replaced Brett Favre, he had to gain the trust of the Green Bay Packer fans.  After two years since his appearance as the Packers's quarterback, he led the Packers to win the Super Bowl Super Bowl XLVII. 

In another article called Own It No One Carries a Franchise like Aaron Rodgers by David Fleming, Bart Starr made a comment, "When you are defining what a leader is, I don't think you could find a better or higher example in the game than Aaron Rodgers. By the time he's done, he will be right at the top."  A great proof of this was today's game (December 23, 2012) where the Packers dominated the Titans 55 to 7! 

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In 1995, Favre won the first of his three AP MVP awards. Favre led the Packers to an 11-5 record, Green Bay's best record in nearly thirty years. Favre passed for a career high of 4,413 yards, 38 touchdowns, and recorded a quarterback rating of 99.5, which was the highest of his career until he recorded a rating of 107.2 during the 2009 season.

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Brett Favre has never missed a game ever since named as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.  He had 11 back up quarterbacks, according to this source: Don Majkowski, Ty Detmer, Kurt Warner, Mark Brunell, Steve Bono, Doug Pederson, Matt Hasselbeck, Danny Wuerffel, Aaron Brooks, J.T. O'Sullivan, and current Packers starter Aaron Rodgers. 

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By 1960, [Bart] Starr led Green Bay to the Western Division championship, the first in a long string of successes for Starr and the Packers. From 1960 through 1967, Bart's "won-lost record" was a sizzling 62-24-4 and the Packers won six divisional, five NFL, and the first two Super Bowl championships.

Article: Hall of Famers
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Bart's lifetime record of pass completion was 57.4 percent over his 16 year period.  After long hours of study, Vince Lombardi saw value, according to this source, "Bart's mechanics, his arm, his ball-handling techniques and, most of all, his decision-making abilities."

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The Green Bay Packers have won more championships -- 13 -- than any other team in National Football League history.

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Source: Packers.com
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Nine NFL teams trail behind the Green Bay Packers with the most world championship--in order from most to least championships:

Chicago Bears, 9
New York Giants, 8
Pittsburgh Steelers, 6
Dallas Cowboys, 5
San Francisco 49ers, 5
Washington Redskins, 5
Cleveland Browns, 4
Detroit Lions, 4
Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts, 4

 

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His hard-edged style turned the Packers into the most envied and successful franchise in the 1960’s, leading them to five NFL Championships, including victories in Super Bowl I and II, and solidified Lombardi’s status as the greatest football coach in history.

Article: About Vince Lombardi
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Vince Lombardi carried out grueling training camps and demanded unconditional commitment from his players.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi is arguably the greatest football coach of all time, and is on the short list of history’s greatest coaches, regardless of sport. His ability to teach, motivate and inspire players helped turn the Green Bay Packers into the most dominating NFL team in the 1960s.

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In the city of Green Bay, they have made an avenue to honor Vince Lombardi.

 

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The Packers played games in Milwaukee for 62 straight years (1933-94) until opting -- mostly for financial reasons -- to move all games to Green Bay beginning with the 1995 season.

Article: Lambeau Field
Source: Packers.com
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The stadium the Green Bay Packers would move to and remain until present day is the Lambeau Field. 

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The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame was established in 1967 to preserve and protect the history of the Green Bay Packers football team. A display of memorabilia was set up in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Arena and inductions began in 1970.

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In the midst of the turbulent times, Lambeau lost an internal power struggle -- which ultimately began when he used $25,000 to purchase Rockwood Lodge for training camp. Lambeau resigned, Jan. 31, 1950, ending his 31-year run in Green Bay, to become the Chicago Cardinals' head coach.

Article: History
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In 1929, tiny Green Bay won the first of three straight national professional football championships, pacing stalwarts from New York and Chicago in league standings (the playoff system began in 1933).

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