Icons of Green Bay's past
Hi Earl -
Where's your cabin in the UP? Forest County & Laona, Wisconsin are my 'ole
stomping grounds. Lots of Packer Fans in the northwoods.
The Green Bay Packers were founded 8/11/19 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George
Whitney Calhoun with $500.00 donated by their employer The Indian Packing Co.
Packer tenor in Green Bay is longer than any other NFL team.
Packers were granted a franchise in the NFL 8/27/21.
73 NFL World Championships. Early all-time greats and future HOFer's: Mike Michaleke, Johhny (Blood) McNally, Cal Hubbard and home team star
Arnie Herber. There were 30 consecutive home games undefeated, an NFL record,
1935-1945 The Don Hutson Era
From Alabama, Hutson arrived in 1935 and led the league in receptions for 8 seasons and was key to NFL Championships 1936, 1939 and 1944. Hutson claimed 18 NFL records.
1946-1967 Lean Years after Hutson's retirement in 1945.
1959-1967 Lombardi and Winning Again.
5 World Championships over a 7 year span; 2 Super Bowl Wins and icons we watched and will always remember: Bart Starr, Jim Taylor, Carroll Dale, Paul Hornung, Forest Gregg, Jerry Kraemer and Boyd Dowler (Colo. converted QB) on offense. Willie Davis, Henry Jorden, Willie Wood, Ray Nitschke, Dave Robinson and Herb Adderly on defense.
And, in the coldest game ever played at Lambeau Field - the "Ice Bowl", with 16
seconds left, Bart Starr's touchdown on a QB sneak gave the Packers 21-17 Win
and their third straight NFL Championship.
Lombardi stepped down as Head Coach after Super Bowl II in a 33-14 win over the
The years 1968-1991 through today are more familiar with many of today's fans,
but those preceeding years, the coaches, players and all they accomplished will
always be remembered and cherished by All Badgers.
(see Wikipedia, Green Bay Packers).