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Friday, September 18, 2009

Green Bay Packers

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The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL) and are the third-oldest franchise in the NFL.

The Packers are the last vestige of "small town teams" that were once common in the NFL during the 1920s and 1930s. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau (thus the name Lambeau Field in which the team plays) and George Whitney Calhoun, the Green Bay Packers can trace their lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. In 1919 and 1920 the Packers competed as a semi-professional football team against clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest. They joined the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1921, the forerunner to what is known today as the National Football League (NFL).

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League/conference affiliations
Independent (1919–1920) National Football League (1921–present)

  • Western Division (1933–1949)

  • National Conference (1950–1952)

  • Western Conference (1953–1966)

    • Central Division (1967–1969)



  • National Football Conference (1970–present)

    • Central Division (1970–2001)

    • North Division (2002–present)




Current uniform
NFCN-Uniform-GB.PNG
Team colorsDark Green, Athletic Gold, White              
Fight songGo! You Packers! Go!
Team history


  • Green Bay Packers (1919–present)


Team nicknames


  • Indian Packers (1919)[1]

  • Indians (1919)[2]

  • Acme Packers (1921)

  • Blues (1922)

  • Big Bay Blues (1920s)[2]

  • Bays (1918-1940s)[2]

  • The Pack (current)



  • The Green and Gold (current)


Championships
League championships (12)

  • NFL Championships (9)
    1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965



  • Super Bowl Championships (3)
    1966 (I), 1967 (II), 1996 (XXXI)


Conference championships (8)

  • NFL Western: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967

  • NFC: 1996, 1997


Division championships (13)

  • NFL West: 1936, 1938, 1939, 1944

  • NFL Central: 1967

  • NFC Central: 1972, 1995, 1996, 1997

  • NFC North: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007


Playoff appearances (24)


  • NFL: 1936, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1982, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007


Home fields


  • Hagemeister Park (1919–1922)

  • Bellevue Park (1923–1924)

  • City Stadium (Green Bay) (1925–1956)

  • Lambeau Field (1957–present)

    • (known as "New" City Stadium 1957–65)




Split games between Milwaukee and Green Bay (1933–1994)

  • Borchert Field (1933)

  • Wisconsin State Fair Park (1934–1951)

  • Marquette Stadium (1952)

  • Milwaukee County Stadium (1953–1994)