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Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:39 AM

Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers.

Back in the early 1900s, there was a company called the Indian Packing Company. The canned meat company was founded in Delaware, but in 1921, it was taken over by Acme Packing Company out of Illinois.

The new company had a facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Acme Packing Company sadly closed in 1943 after World War II, and they never reopened.

That said, it passed along its name to the Green Bay Packers.

As a vegetarian, I am grossed out. As a Packers fan, I try not to think about it.

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Reply Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers. (Original post)
milestogo Jul 2021 OP
left-of-center2012 Jul 2021 #1
milestogo Jul 2021 #5
brooklynite Jul 2021 #9
milestogo Jul 2021 #11
Revanchist Jul 2021 #17
milestogo Jul 2021 #27
Casady1 Jul 2021 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2021 #3
Hoyt Jul 2021 #4
milestogo Jul 2021 #6
Hoyt Jul 2021 #8
NoSheep Jul 2021 #12
PJMcK Jul 2021 #16
Elwood P Dowd Jul 2021 #19
Hoyt Jul 2021 #23
Bantamfancier Jul 2021 #24
rsdsharp Jul 2021 #32
rsdsharp Jul 2021 #31
Jimbo S Jul 2021 #33
Harker Jul 2021 #7
Post removed Jul 2021 #18
robbob Jul 2021 #26
Harker Jul 2021 #28
Greybnk48 Jul 2021 #10
Kali Jul 2021 #13
Greybnk48 Jul 2021 #14
grumpyduck Jul 2021 #15
Music Man Jul 2021 #20
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2021 #25
milestogo Jul 2021 #29
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2021 #30
EYESORE 9001 Jul 2021 #21
GusBob Jul 2021 #22

Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:44 AM

1. Let me get this correct

You get grossed out because a football team is named after a former meat packing company?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:48 AM

5. Yes.

I am grossed out by the butchering of animals.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:55 AM

9. How do you manage to walk into a supermarket?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:58 AM

11. I walk in just fine.

But they don't butcher animals at a supermarket, and there is no reason for me to walk past meat.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:07 AM

17. I may be wrong

But I don't think they are butchering animals at a football stadium either. I'm surprised that the name disgusts you but you didn't say anything about the leather ball.

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Response to Revanchist (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:32 AM

27. As I said, I try not to think about it.

A lot of team names and even sporting equipment could stand to be updated, but thats not their priority.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:44 AM

2. Honestly

in those days the names of teams made more sense.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:47 AM

3. Okay?

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:47 AM

4. In the 50/60s, I became a Packers fan simply because I liked their uniforms.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:51 AM

6. They are good football colors

But I really like the Seahawks colors better.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:53 AM

8. Good too.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:58 AM

12. yesssssss

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:05 AM

16. Still the best colors!

Notice Bart Starr (#15) on the left, second row from the back. As a player, he was one of my childhood heroes.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:11 AM

19. Great old team picture. Some I picked out so far are...

Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Willie Wood, Jerry Kramer, Jim Taylor, Max McGee, Paul Horning, Boyd Dowler, Forrest Gregg.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:18 AM

23. The players were pretty good too. I read a couple of books by Kramer that were really excellent.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:18 AM

24. How many guys can you see slyly

flipping the bird in that picture?

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Response to Bantamfancier (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 12:59 PM

32. I looked pretty closely, and don't see any.

Not surprising. Players didnít tend to fuck around with Vince Lombardi, unless they wanted a quick ticket to Washington or Pittsburgh, or some other 1960s NFL Siberia. Lombardi traded All Pro center Jim Ringo to Philadelphia because he had the temerity to try to use an agent to negotiate his contract.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 12:52 PM

31. That appears to be the 1960 Packers.

Willie Davis and Willie Wood are in the picture, and Herb Adderley isnít. The Packers traded for Davis and signed Wood as a free agent in 1960. They drafted Adderley before the 1961 season.

There are 10 of the 13 Lombardi era Hall of Famers in the photo: Forrest Gregg, Ray Nitschke, Willie Davis, Paul Hornung, Bart Starr, Jim Ringo, Henry Jordan, Jerry Kramer, Jim Taylor and Willie Wood.

Dave Robinson and Herb Adderley werenít on the team yet, and Coach Lombardi isnít in the picture. Hall of Famer Emlen Tunnell is in the photo, but he is really a New York Giant Hall of Famer.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 02:00 PM

33. Just to think, Ron Wolf

wanted to change the colors to Notre Dame colors as one of first moves after becoming GM. The fans had none of that. A story that is long forgotten.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:51 AM

7. You could mentally insert an inoffensive product...

Tofurkey Packers.

Textured Vegetable Protein Packers.

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Response to Harker (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:31 AM

26. I was thinking more along the lines of

Green Bay Fudge Packers. But thatís just my twisted mind at workÖ😂

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Response to robbob (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:35 AM

28. You're hardly alone.

I finally gave up football, but as a long suffering Bears fan, I often thought of them as the Green Bay Fucking Packers.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 10:57 AM

10. We moved to Wisconsin in 1961, just south of Green Bay.

We had been Eagles fans, but with the Packers, it was love at first sight!

Many of the players lived in and around where we did, and it was common to run into them. Several players owned a bar in the little town next to ours, and the team seemed like a hometown team!

Love the Pack!

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:01 AM

13. as an omnivore I am kind of grossed out

by grown men making obscene amounts of money running around in padding playing a stupid game for an audience. but the world goes on.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:02 AM

14. We moved from Philly to Wisconsin in 1961, just south of Green Bay.

We had been Eagles fans, my dad for decades; but with the Packers, it was love at first sight!

Many of the players lived in and around where we did, and it was common to run into them. Several players owned a bar in the little town next to ours, and the team seemed like a hometown team!

Love the Pack!

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:03 AM

15. Hmmm...

I wonder if this was the same Acme that Wile E. Coyote got his stuff from?

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:12 AM

20. Not sure if this is shitposting or not (re: Cleveland Guardians)

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Response to Music Man (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:23 AM

25. Same.

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Response to Music Man (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:37 AM

29. My dislike of the Packers name pales in comparison

to calling a team the "Indians", which is clearly offensive to native Americans.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:41 AM

30. FWIW, your OP did read just a bit like you were suggesting that people who don't like

team names should just work hard to ignore them.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:14 AM

21. I thought it had to do with fudge

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Jul 23, 2021, 11:14 AM

22. The greatest thing about the Packers is their community ownership

No billionaire owner.

Of interest: as a corporation, their financials are public information. So they were one of the only sports teams to post their losses due to COVID last year. I cannot recall the amount, but it was a chunk

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