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02-04-2011, 12:18 PM
I'm alittle confused by the Packers' logo. The G represents Greenbay. "Most guessed like I suspect most Packer fans figured: It’s a G for Green Bay.


It stands for “greatness.”

The G looks like the Gatorade G. Since the packers were formed before Gatorade came on the market, I guess Gatorade is the one that stole the symbol. So did the Georgia Bulldogs.

I am still in a quandry about cheese heads. Aren't the packers meat packers? So now they are cheese packers? The name Packers comes from the Indian Packing Company that gave the owners $500 to start the team in the 1920's. Now the team is worth nearly a billion dollars. That a great return on investment.

Why not dangle a piece of meat on the Helmet?. Or a guy in a lab white lab coat slapping some meat. Instead we get references to cheese. OK, Wisconsin is famous for Cheese. But what does it have to do with Packing meat? Maybe its the yellow color.

Then there are the uniforms. Gold and Green.

"Lambeau, who had attended the University of Notre Dame, borrowed the team's colors of navy blue and gold from the Irish, much as George Halas borrowed team colors from his alma mater Illinois for the Chicago Bears. And like the Irish in the 1930s and 1940s, the Packers sometimes used green and gold before returning to the traditional blue and gold.

In the early days, the Packers were often referred to as the "Bays" or the "Blues" (and even occasionally as "the Big Bay Blues"). These never were official nicknames, although Lambeau did consider replacing "Packers" with "Blues" in the 1920s.

By 1950, the Packers changed their colors to hunter green and "taxicab" gold. Navy blue was kept as a secondary color, seen primarily on sideline capes, but it was quietly dropped from the team colors list on all official materials shortly thereafter. The color scheme yields the common Packer nickname, "The Green and Gold". In 1994, the NFL's 75th anniversary season, the team participated in the league-wide use of "throwback" jerseys, but just at select away games. The Packers would wear them again for two Thanksgiving Day games against the Detroit Lions: in 2001, throwback uniforms as worn in the 1930s; in 2003, uniforms from the 1960s (which were only slightly different from the current uniforms).[34][35]

Then there is this myth that the Packers are a publicly owned team. Yes, there are nearly 4.8 million shares outstanding. You can't buy them. The owners are not allowed to sell them. The shares do not pay a dividend. Where does all the money go? Really what's the point of owning shares you can't sell?

I hope Greenbay will be as confused as I am about their logo and uniforms on Sunday.
The steelers task on Sunday will be to turn this "G" into "gee whiz, Rodgers isn't so great as this famous "G".

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02-04-2011, 12:29 PM

after losing the 1960 Championship Game to Philthadelphia without the 'G' (above), the franchise added the logo for the 1961 Championship season, below