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The Green Bay Packers may not have made it to the Super Bowl in the 2008 season, but they – as always – gave fans an action packed season. Their opening game, last year, was so enticing that the remaining season tickets were gone before you could blink an eye. Even with quarterback woes, the team was able to put their game faces on and move forward as if nothing was going on. With these issues out of the way, the Green Bay Packers should be able to storm the field, in 2009, and be one of a handful of teams that – at the very least – makes it to the playoffs.
As one of the first professional football teams, the Green Bay Packers have been scoring touchdowns since as early as 1919. The Green Bay Press Gazette allowed a group of young men to use their company field for practice and games, while the Indian Packing Company paid for their jerseys. The Indian Packing Company is the inspiration behind the name of the Green Bay Packers.
Within the first three years of the Packers playing on the Gazette’s field, private sponsors began to take interest in the team. It wasn’t long before the team had been offered a franchise in the NFL and began playing professionally. Financial difficulties made ticket sales difficult, if not impossible at times. Even though the team had fans, fans could not make it to the games.
Ticket sales, obviously, have taken a turn for the better. The Green Bay Packers hold numerous titles including 21-Pro Football Hall of Fame members who – at some point in their career – played for or coached the Packers. Even people who are not familiar with the sport are familiar with many of these names: Vincent Lombardi, Bart Starr, Willie Davis, Ray Nitschke, and even a more recent quarterback by the name of Brett Favre.
Eleven short years after they first began playing as a private team, the Packers had won three championship titles. It was not long after the playoff games and the NFL that the team won nine more championship titles. The Packers have accomplished what no other NFL team has, they won 3-championship titles 3-years in a row – and they have done this twice!
Three of their closest possessions are their Super Bowl rings from 1966, 1967, and again in 1996. The combination of their accomplishments puts the Green Bay Packers at the top of the list in the NFL, giving them the title of one of the best teams ever.
Cheese heads, also known as Green Bay Packer fans, are some of the most dedicated fans you will find anywhere in the NFL. They continue to buy up all Packer tickets, and support the team while they are on the road; even in down times, Green Bay Packer fans continue their legendary status of the best fans in the league.
For the 2009 season the Packers and their fans are excited to welcome Anthony Smith to the team – free agent. Smith was a key part in the 2008 championship for Pittsburgh, and is expected to do the same for the Packers. Anticipation grows as the new season nears, with old players and new, the Packers will have an exceptional year.
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