60 Facts About Acme Packers


Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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The Acme Packers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the National Football Conference North division.

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Acme Packers are the last of the "small town teams" which were common in the NFL during the league's early days of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Between 1919 and 1920, the Acme Packers competed against other semi-pro clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, before joining the American Professional Football Association, the forerunner of today's NFL, in 1921.

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In 1933, the Acme Packers began playing part of their home slate in Milwaukee until changes at Lambeau Field in 1995 made it more lucrative to stay in Green Bay full time; Milwaukee is still considered a home media market for the team.

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Acme Packers have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, with nine pre-Super Bowl NFL titles and four Super Bowl victories.

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The Acme Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1966 and 1967 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League prior to the AFL–NFL merger.

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The Acme Packers are long-standing adversaries of the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions, who today form the NFL's NFC North division.

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The Bears–Acme Packers rivalry is one of the oldest rivalries in US professional sports history, dating back to 1921.

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Green Bay Acme Packers were founded on August 11,1919 by former high-school football rivals Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun.

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Acme Packers was given $500 for uniforms and equipment, on the condition that the team be named after its sponsor.

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The Green Bay Acme Packers have played in their original city longer than any other team in the NFL.

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Acme Packers purchased a large lodge near Green Bay for team members and families to live.

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Under Lombardi, the Acme Packers would become the team of the 1960s, winning five World Championships over a seven-year span, including victories in the first two Super Bowls.

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Acme Packers returned to the NFL Championship game the following season and faced the New York Giants in the first league title game to be played in Green Bay.

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Shortly after Time article, the Acme Packers faced the Giants in a much more brutal championship game than the previous year, but the Acme Packers prevailed on the kicking of Jerry Kramer and the determined running of Jim Taylor.

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Acme Packers returned to the championship game in 1965 following a two-year absence when they defeated the Colts in a playoff for the Western Conference title.

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Acme Packers started the following week, a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and never missed another start for Green Bay through the end of the 2007 season.

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Acme Packers would go on to break the record for consecutive starts by an NFL quarterback, starting 297 consecutive games including stints with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings with the streak finally coming to an end late in the 2010 season.

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In 1995, the Acme Packers won the NFC Central Division championship for the first time since 1972.

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The Acme Packers had won all previous games, and the media speculated that another 49ers loss would result in the dismissal of San Francisco head coach Steve Mariucci.

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Days later Mike Holmgren left the Acme Packers to become vice president, general manager and head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

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Acme Packers had only coached in professional football for three years starting as the Packers' tight ends coach in 1997 and 1998.

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The Acme Packers' passing offense, led by Favre and a very skilled wide receiver group, finished second in the NFC, behind the Dallas Cowboys, and third overall in the league.

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The Acme Packers had several first alternates, including offensive tackle Chad Clifton and linebacker Nick Barnett.

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Acme Packers began their 2008 season with their 2005 first-round draft pick, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, under center, as the first QB other than Favre to start for the Acme Packers in 16 years.

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The Acme Packers defense was ranked No 2 and the offense was ranked No 6 with rookies Brad Jones and Clay Matthews III becoming sensations at linebacker and young players like James Jones, Brandon Jackson, Jermichael Finley and Jordy Nelson becoming threats on offense.

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The Acme Packers offense finished the season fifth in points and 11th in yards per game.

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Acme Packers topped the first-ever AP Pro32 rankings, a new pro football version of the AP Top 25 college football and basketball polls.

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Acme Packers recorded their 700th victory, against the Bears, in Week 4.

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The Acme Packers beat the Cowboys in the divisional round, advancing to the NFC Championship to face the Seattle Seahawks.

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Acme Packers would remain inactive for the rest of the 2015 season.

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The Acme Packers then got the ball back in their possession with 23 seconds left in the game.

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The Acme Packers now had one more un-timed play, which Aaron Rodgers threw a 61-yard Hail Mary touchdown to tight end Richard Rodgers II.

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Acme Packers beat the Washington Redskins in the NFC wild-card game to advance to the divisional round with the Arizona Cardinals.

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Under first-year head coach Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers and the Acme Packers opened the season by defeating the Chicago Bears in the season's opening game, the first time since 2003 that the league-wide kickoff game did not feature the defending Super Bowl champions, with the Acme Packers and Bears being selected for their historic rivalry in the NFL's 100th season.

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In 2020, the Green Bay Acme Packers won the NFC North Division for the second consecutive year.

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Acme Packers are the only community-owned franchise in North America's four traditional major leagues.

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The Acme Packers' corporation was grandfathered when the NFL's current ownership policy was established in the 1980s.

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Green Bay Acme Packers, Inc, is governed by a seven-member executive committee elected from a 45-member board of directors.

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Acme Packers fans are often referred to as cheeseheads, a nickname for Wisconsin residents reflecting the state's bountiful cheese production first leveled as an insult at a 1987 game between the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.

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Acme Packers was given $500 for uniforms and equipment in return for the team being named for its sponsor.

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However, to celebrate the NFL's 75th anniversary in 1994, the Acme Packers joined in a league-wide donning of "throwback" jerseys, back to navy blue and gold.

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The Acme Packers hold the trademark on the "G" logo, and have granted limited permission to other organizations to utilize a similar logo, such as the University of Georgia and Grambling State University, in addition to the city of Green Bay itself as part of its civic logo.

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The Acme Packers again wore an all-white uniform at Lambeau in the Color Rush game against the Bears in 2017.

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In 2021, the Acme Packers changed their throwback thirds to an all-green design, resembling the uniforms worn from 1950 to 1953.

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Originally, the Acme Packers wore brown helmets with the throwbacks, but in 2013, they started wearing their gold helmets without any decals due to the then-implementation of the NFL's one-shell rule; this rule has been abolished in 2022.

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Acme Packers played part of their home slate in Milwaukee starting in 1933, including two to three home games each year in Milwaukee's County Stadium from 1953 to 1994.

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The Acme Packers worked to capture their growing fan base in Milwaukee and the larger crowds.

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Acme Packers have three practice facilities across the street from Lambeau Field in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin: the Don Hutson Center, an indoor facility; Ray Nitschke Field, an outdoor field with artificial FieldTurf; and Clarke Hinkle Field, an outdoor field with natural grass.

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Acme Packers have been league champions a record 13 times, topping their nearest rival, the Chicago Bears, by four.

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The Acme Packers are the only team to win three consecutive NFL titles, having accomplished this twice—from 1929 to 1931 under Lambeau, and from 1965 to 1967 under Lombardi.

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Acme Packers have won three NFC Championship Games, with twice as many losses.

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Acme Packers have the second most members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with 30,25 of which were inducted as Acme Packers.

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All six Acme Packers are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and their numbers and names are displayed on the green facade of Lambeau Field's north endzone as well as in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

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John P Holloway, a Brown County administrator and arena director, and William L Brault, a Green Bay restaurateur and Packers fan, co-founded the Packer Hall of Fame museum in 1966.

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Acme Packers are unique in having their market area cover two media markets, both Green Bay and Milwaukee.

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However, Acme Packers games have not been blacked out locally since 1972 due to strong home attendance and popularity.

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In 2015, five members of the Packers made an appearance as an a cappella group in the musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2.

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Acme Packers's prized possession is a football autographed by Ray Nitschke, and his dream is to own the team.

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