“Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
The Packers are to Green Bay what gambling is to Las Vegas, what fine dining is to New Orleans. If it were not for its NFL franchise, most Americans would have never heard of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
With a population of 102,726, Green Bay is America’s smallest city with an NFL franchise. There is not a close second. Founded in 1919 by E. L. “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the Packers joined the American Professional Football Association three years later. At the time, Green Bay’s population was less than 20,000! In 1925, City Stadium was constructed, a 32,000-seat ...