The Green Bay Packers are one of the most famous teams in the NFL. If you are a big Packers fan, you most likely know their story by heart but here is a small re-cap for those who are unfamiliar.
And if you like placing a bet or two on the Packers games using free NFL picks and predictions, then knowing a bit about the history of the Packers is a good thing. This article will give you a small taste of the long and exciting history of the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers are one of the oldest franchises in the NFL
The Green Bay Packers were founded in 1919. This makes the team 104 years old by August 2023, making them the third-oldest franchise in the whole NFL.
Green Bay Packers have been playing in their original home city for the longest in the whole NFL. The team’s name is a combination of the home city, Green Bay, and the ‘Packers.’ The term Packers comes from the team’s very first sponsor, Indian Packing Company, for which Curly Lambeau worked.
Let the league championships speak for itself
The Green Bay Packers have the most league championships in the whole history of the NFL. The Packers have an amazing 13 league championships in total. The team has also won four Super Bowl Championships. Considering how many teams participate in the NFL each year, being able to snatch this many trophies is more than impressive.
The Packers keep on dominating the field
The first League championship the Packers won was in 1929. They snatched more trophies in the 30s, one in 1944, and five in the 60s. They also won the Super Bowl in 1996 and 2010.
The Packers have also won conference championships and division championships. The last one they won was in 2021 when they won the NFC North division championship. Hopefully, this is a sign of the Green Bay Packers continuing with their victorious history in the future.
Green Bay Packers are owned by the community
One very interesting thing about the Packers is that they are the only community-owned franchise. This means that they are not owned by an individual, partnership, or corporate entity, but rather by stockholders. This means that no one person can control what happens to the team. In 2022, there were more than 537,000 shareholders which is certainly a lot of holders for a team.