Packers to wear patches commemorating their 100th season

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The Green Bay Packers will play their 100th season of pro football in 2018, and they’ll commemorate that on their jerseys.

The Packers unveiled a “100 Seasons” patch that they will wear on their jerseys throughout the season. The Packers’ motto in 2018 is, “You only turn 100 once.”

Founded in 1919 by Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the Packers are older than the NFL: They played as an independent team in 1919 and 1920. In 1921 the Packers joined the year-old American Professional Football Association, which changed its name to the National Football League a year later.

The Packers will be celebrating for more than a year, with events throughout this year and up until August 11, 2019, which the team is calling its 100th birthday.

A year from now the NFL will celebrate its 100th season.

71 responses to “Packers to wear patches commemorating their 100th season

  1. The Packers are truly one of the greatest stories in all of sports. Packers haters will hate this article as they do everything that has to do with the Packers, but the history of this team from that little town is really amazing. And to think that it’s still the only major sports franchise still owned by their fans is unbelievable.
    And if weren’t for men like Art Rooney and Wellington Mara, the Packers and other small market teams would have been gone years ago. But those men knew that to keep the little guys able to compete, revenue sharing and the salary cap were a must. Hopefully, these 21st century owners will never forget that.

  2. @nyneal…I don’t hate the Packers…I even liked some of their players growing up like Sterling Sharpe, and Don Majkowski, and later on Reggie White and Edgar Bennett…it’s all the annoying Packers trolls that linger around with multiple screen names and lame comments that are detestable…

  3. @nyneal

    You forgot to mention that Green Bay was expelled from the league after the 1921 season for illegal use of college players and that it was George Halas of the Bears that lobbied the league to reinstate the Packers.

    30+ years later, it was Halas again, that came to the help of the Packers to support of a new stadium as voters flocked to the polls to decide the stadium bonding funding issue.

    The Packers owe their franchise to George Halas and the Chicago Bears.

  4. The Packers really aren’t a “small market team” as everyone thinks. Their market is the Fox River Valley (Approx 1 million people) Milwaukee metro (just under 2M) and Madison.

    By media market size they are 22nd but everyone plays it like they’re 32nd by a wide margin.

    What I find even more amazing is that in 99 years the Packers have won 13 championships. Some teams have gone their entire existence of over a half a century and never won diddle squat. It’s almost like Divine intervention

  5. I am a very lucky man to have grown up 30 miles from Lambeau and all the Packers bring to our fine state. I know alot of us take them for granted sometimes, but the impact the Packers have on this area almost can’t be measured.

  6. nyneal says:
    April 10, 2018 at 5:34 am

    And if weren’t for men like Art Rooney and Wellington Mara, the Packers and other small market teams would have been gone years ago. But those men knew that to keep the little guys able to compete, revenue sharing and the salary cap were a must. Hopefully, these 21st century owners will never forget that.
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    When the Packers were about to fold George Halas lent them money to keep going long enough to get back on their feet.
    Curly Lambeau returned the favor in 1932 when the Bears had trouble meeting their payroll.
    When the Packers were facing the threat of NFL relocation in the 1950’s unless city residents approved a new football stadium, Halas helped raise money and sway local residents to fund City Stadium (Lambeau Field).
    He wanted to beat them on the field but not beat them financially until they just disappeared or moved away.
    He knew having a team in Green Bay was good for the league.

  7. Doing the math, 13 World Championships in 100 seasons is a 13% success rate. As opposed to the Vikings where anything you divide by zero equals zero so it could be 56 seasons or 156, its still zero.

  8. Sounds about what I’d expect.
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    Well, considering your team has had nothing to celebrate since it’s inception, I assume expectations are all you have.

  9. When Halas couldn’t afford payroll and was on the verge of folding, it was the Packers that loaned him the money to keep going. The history between the two franchises is quite remarkable.

    That is a pretty weak slogan. You’ve got 100 years and that’s the best you can do??? Fire the marketing department!

  10. All those fans that think they own part of the franchise are super special lol. Those little pieces of paper are actually mean nothing and are worth nothing…..

  11. Love em or hate em, it’s a bucket list trip to make in frigid temps to see a game. Frozen Tundra. As a Vikes fan, took my son to his first GB game last Dec 23rd, a Sat night game. Single digits, beautiful clear night, crowd was great, Keenum sucked but the Vikes D bailed his butt out. It is strange seeing a stadium planted literally in the middle of a neighborhood versus a downtown setting or out in the sticks. Something quaint and old-timey about it.

  12. All those fans that think they own part of the franchise are super special lol. Those little pieces of paper are actually mean nothing and are worth nothing…..
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    And here I am watching the stock market every morning trying to decide when to sell. Thanks for setting me straight!

  13. This year’s Vikings slogan: “We’re purple because we’ve been choking since the 60s.”

  14. That’s Great! Hopefully they’ll be able to bilk their Fan base Out of $100 each because this is a collectors item. Ownership knows that there’s a Packers Fan born every minute.

  15. Doing the math, 13 World Championships in 100 seasons is a 13% success rate. As opposed to the Vikings where anything you divide by zero equals zero so it could be 56 seasons or 156, its still zero

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    I’m not sure how good you are at math, but the 69 championship brings it up a little.
    Anyway, in doing my math after reading the article about a patch on a jersey this season I still come up with the Viking being mentioned zero times in the article, yet you cant help but bring them up. Purple obsession. 365

  16. hardheadedrb says:

    Frozen Tundra.
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    You bought into the myth. There isn’t any “frozen tundra” in Green Bay and there never has been.

    You’d have to go at least a 1,000 miles north to hit any REAL frozen tundra.

  17. “100 seasons and only 13 championships… sigh”

    Actually it would be 13 championships in 99 years. This will be the 100 year.
    That averages out to one every 7.6 years.
    The super bowl average is one in 13.25 years.

    What’s in your team’s trophy case?

  18. The Vikings recently celebrated 50 seasons with zero championships (it’s up to 57 seasons now).

  19. We Packers fans love this. The patch will be the height of our season.

  20. bragging about championships for the 30s! WOW…my local high school team would walk all over those teams including the one from the 60’s and 90’s…..

  21. I came out of PFT retirement to comment. Why are you Viking fans so bitter at the Packers? Seriously! Get off their nuts. I hate the Cubs and Yankees but I respect history. Most Packer fans annoy me too, but I still respect the team. Winning tradition for the past roughly 30 years! How can you not appreciate that? Or do you just hate them because they beat the Vikings most of the time? Bear fans aren’t even that annoying. And to constantly mock Wisconsin residents for being fat? Look in the mirror buddy. I bet you’re nothing to look at. You’re just another midwesterner with a lame accent. Get over yourself.

  22. ariani1985 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 11:05 am
    bragging about championships for the 30s! WOW…my local high school team would walk all over those teams including the one from the 60’s and 90’s…..

    Wow if your high school team could beat Championship teams, imagine what your High School team would do to your beloved Vikings, including their #1 ranked defense from last year!

  23. electricboogalo says:
    April 10, 2018 at 10:32 am
    Legacy.

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    Which I think is great to remember those who came before, but you cannot live in the past. And that’s what the majority of Packers fans do. A legacy is great but you need to look toward the future as well to keep that legacy intact. You’re only as good as your last game and as of now last season because its the off-season.

    As a die hard Vikes fans since 64, last year’s 13-3 record was great , nice very cool. However that was last year. This year ushers in a whole new season obviously and anything can happen. Teams go in peaks and valleys through the decades like the 9ers with Montana and Young. Now it is time for the Packers to rebuild just as every single team has had to in the NFL. Accept the fact the the Packers are facing this within the next couple of seasons or dare I say even now. But to scream in your drunken state every Sunday at the pub how many championships does your team have, when you are only a 20-30 something and didn’t live the 70s when your team was terrible………..IS DISRESPECTFUL to your legacy you so proudly declare!

    Some of you only know the Favre / Rodgers era not all but some. You don’t see Browns fans acting this way when in the 50’s that team dominated the decade….yes a decade! Yes the Browns may only have 8 championships but the Packers have never dominated a decade ever.

    Only time will tell this year but I have a feeling its the beginning of the end in Green Bay. Rumblings all ready main man is not happy they switched up QB coach, not happy they let is main target outta town in Jordy. You can have Aaron all day long but if he doesn’t have a dependable healthy WR to throw to, a good running game, a defense that can stop the run and the pass..ie a supporting cast. Chances are your team is not going to win many games.

  24. You only turn 100 once? Pee-you.

    Did they come to that after thinking of these?

    A Century of being better than da Bears.
    Two World Wars, plus other skirmishes and yes we still pay the game.
    100 Years of getting obliterated at football games. And still going.
    Still benches after 100 years? Yeesh!
    “Community” owned and ripping of fans for a Century.

  25. awesome 🙂 I’ve been to the Lambeau Atrium and it’s spectacular! I am in Broncos Country but I have Italian heritage from Lombardy and I proudly got a Vince Lombardi-esque fedora this past Christmas! If you love football, you have to at least respect what the Packers’ heritage is even if you despise them, as Lions, Bears and Vikings fans do! I wore my Peyton Manning jersey during the tour and no one laughed at me. I did, however, protect Vikings fans from the jeers of Packers fans on said tour.

  26. todriver says:
    April 10, 2018 at 7:11 am
    @nyneal

    You forgot to mention that Green Bay was expelled from the league after the 1921 season for illegal use of college players and that it was George Halas of the Bears that lobbied the league to reinstate the Packers.

    30+ years later, it was Halas again, that came to the help of the Packers to support of a new stadium as voters flocked to the polls to decide the stadium bonding funding issue.

    The Packers owe their franchise to George Halas and the Chicago Bears.

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    And you forgot to mention that when Halas could not make payroll, Curly Lambeau lent him the money to keep his team afloat. They were absolutely out of business if Lambeau didn’t come through for them. These two teams are joined at the hip and always have been. That’s what makes it the greatest rivalry in all of sports. There’s also a lot of mutual respect.

    Bear fans, Lion fans and Packer fans will all talk smack during respective game weeks but other than that, we all treat each other with respect. There is so much great tradition and history between the three. Nobody respects the purples, in this division or anywhere else. That’s why the amount of sane Viking fans here continues to shrink. They didn’t leave because of opposing fan bases, they left because of the purples… and I can’t say that I blame them. I sure wish they’d comeback, though, and reclaim their team.

  27. reapshavocblog says:
    April 10, 2018 at 9:38 am

    All those fans that think they own part of the franchise are super special lol. Those little pieces of paper are actually mean nothing and are worth nothing…..
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    Yet another bozo that has no clue how ownership of the Packers works.

  28. whatjusthapped says:
    April 10, 2018 at 9:14 am
    Doing the math, 13 World Championships in 100 seasons is a 13% success rate. As opposed to the Vikings where anything you divide by zero equals zero so it could be 56 seasons or 156, its still zero.

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    Let’s not confuse “championships” in a 6-team league against the Akron Spark Plugs as the same as Super Bowl victories….

  29. ariani1985 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 11:05 am
    bragging about championships for the 30s! WOW…my local high school team would walk all over those teams including the one from the 60’s and 90’s…..
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    No. That is simply not true. What you meant to say is that the Packers actually did walk all over your team in the 60’s thru the 90’s like they were your local high school team.

  30. atthemurph says:

    April 10, 2018 at 7:12 am

    The Packers really aren’t a “small market team” as everyone thinks. Their market is the Fox River Valley (Approx 1 million people) Milwaukee metro (just under 2M) and Madison.

    By media market size they are 22nd but everyone plays it like they’re 32nd by a wide margin.

    What I find even more amazing is that in 99 years the Packers have won 13 championships. Some teams have gone their entire existence of over a half a century and never won diddle squat. It’s almost like Divine intervention

    9 of them were b4 electricity was a big thing.. big deal

  31. To the person that said the Packers never dominated a decade ever,I say perhaps you should revisit the 60s.5 championships in that decade and a loss in the 1960 title game by a very small margin.If that isn’t dominating a decade please tell me what would qualify.

  32. nhpats says:
    April 10, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    whatjusthapped says:
    April 10, 2018 at 9:14 am
    Doing the math, 13 World Championships in 100 seasons is a 13% success rate. As opposed to the Vikings where anything you divide by zero equals zero so it could be 56 seasons or 156, its still zero.

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    Let’s not confuse “championships” in a 6-team league against the Akron Spark Plugs as the same as Super Bowl victories….
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    So 50 years from now, if there are 48 teams in the league and the final game of the season is known as the “Mega-Wonder-Awesome-Bowl,” will the Pat’s successes over the past 20 years still count? Why, or why not?

  33. And furthermore, four of the Browns “championships” were in the AAFC, NOT the NFL.The Browns have 4 NFL championships, not 8.

  34. So, the numbers would indicate that NO TEAM in the NFL has EVER dominated a decade like the Packers.Real facts.

  35. bragging about championships for the 30s! WOW…my local high school team would walk all over those teams including the one from the 60’s and 90’s…
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    Don Hutson STILL OWNS 13 NFL records… some of the most impressive records in history;

    Most seasons leading the League in tds (8)
    Most seasons leading the League in receptions (5)
    Most seasons leading the League in receiving yards (7)

    He hasn’t played a game since 1945, and played in an era where the forward pass was in its infancy.

  36. LMAO @ Packer Fans that are going back to the 1920’s and 30’s to brag about Championships.
    SMH, That is a sad statement. 11 Teams in the league back then and only 14 in 1962 when they won. If you want to compare Dominance it’s best to stay in the SuperBowl era if you want your argument to have any credence at all. That gives you over 50 years of Legitimate football to work with.If you really want to compare yourself with today’s teams it should be having to deal with a salary cap and rampant free agency. Championships 90 years ago just don’t cut it.

  37. “with another dismal season with finger pointing” I don’t know what franchise you’re watching, but it’s not GB. There wasn’t finger pointing. There was an injured Hall of Fame QB, poor backup QB play, the backfiring of a TE addition in free agency and a defense that played far below it’s talent level. After the season, the team dealt with those issues and is starting over with a new GM, new DC, new OC and a bit of a roster turnover. That’s not finger pointing, that’s called taking responsibility and fixing what wasn’t working.

  38. Wow! Just simply humbled to be a fan of one of the greatest franchises in sports.
    It’s good to just sit back and try and take it all in.
    The history, the legacy all the great players and teams that have come and gone.

    As well as the dark and dismal times, because they help you truly appreciate finally achieving football nirvana at the top.
    And with great times ahead, it’s going to be a pleasurable experience watching the team I love create more excitement.
    Further increasing their legacy while etching even more history.

    As for the Barneys, you can be as obnoxious as always.
    And you can be as ugly as you want to be.
    You can try as hard as you might, but you simply cannot make us hate you.

  39. So the only dominance counts for the time you were alive huh?Super bowl era…Packers win the first two after winning the NFL title the year before.Thats 3 in a row.Name one other NFL team that has done that.Clue…there haven’t been any.

  40. It’s unclear to me how the number of teams in the league has any relevance to the word dominance.Exactly how many is enough? There were what there were and they were dominated.Pretty simple really.

  41. diveleft says:
    April 10, 2018 at 8:12 am
    “You only turn 100 once.” A lame motto for a lame fanbase.
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    “You only win the Super Bowl zero times”. Is that the Viking motto?

  42. kissimmeepacker says:
    April 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm
    And furthermore, four of the Browns “championships” were in the AAFC, NOT the NFL.The Browns have 4 NFL championships, not 8.

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    Great you know how to use Google, congrats! Still should count as championship though don’t ya think? AAFC or not.

  43. Most of you are talking two separate eras here and missing the point some are trying to make. Most Super Bowl Wins Modern era

    Steelers 6

    Pats 5

    Cowboys 5

    9ers 5

    GREEN BAY 4

    Hardy dominance in the modern era, you want to see dominance, look no further than the Pats with 10 appearances and a 5-5 record.

  44. Hardy dominance in the modern era, you want to see dominance, look no further than the Pats with 10 appearances and a 5-5 record.
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    No. I’ll go with Lombardi’s Packers, who won 5 in 7 years, and 3-peated.

    Or the 9ers. Who won 5 in 14 years, with no losses. That’s dominance.

    The Pats could easily have 7 or 8 losses. They lost to the worst team in Super Bowl history (Giants) and managed to lose as the biggest favorite in the history of the known world (undefeated 2007)

    10 in 20 years is sustained excellence. The Steelers, 49ers and Packers were more dominant.

  45. mrdarkness13 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    Most of you are talking two separate eras here and missing the point some are trying to make. Most Super Bowl Wins Modern era

    Steelers 6

    Pats 5

    Cowboys 5

    9ers 5

    GREEN BAY 4

    Hardy dominance in the modern era, you want to see dominance, look no further than the Pats with 10 appearances and a 5-5 record.
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    Except for the Packers won 3 more right before they started playing a “Super Bowl” game… for a total of 7 in the “modern era.”

    The NFL recognizes the Packers as 13 time World Champions and it’s their league. The Packers could only beat whatever teams the league put in front of them… and they did. Early and often.

  46. As for the Barneys, you can be as obnoxious as always.
    And you can be as ugly as you want to be.
    You can try as hard as you might, but you simply cannot make us hate you

    >>

    Whatever bro. It’s all about the love.
    Except for the ones that take it WAY to serious. sheesh.

  47. bragging about championships for the 30s! WOW…my local high school team would walk all over those teams including the one from the 60’s and 90’s…
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    I’d pay cash money to have seen your high school team against Reggie White, Gilbert Brown, Santana Dotson and Sean Jones.

    They wouldn’t gain a single yard.

  48. Rate This
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    April 10, 2018 at 3:09 pm
    mrdarkness13 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    Most of you are talking two separate eras here and missing the point some are trying to make. Most Super Bowl Wins Modern era

    Steelers 6

    Pats 5

    Cowboys 5

    9ers 5

    GREEN BAY 4

    Hardy dominance in the modern era, you want to see dominance, look no further than the Pats with 10 appearances and a 5-5 record.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Except for the Packers won 3 more right before they started playing a “Super Bowl” game… for a total of 7 in the “modern era.”

    The NFL recognizes the Packers as 13 time World Champions and it’s their league. The Packers could only beat whatever teams the league put in front of them… and they did. Early and often.

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    You just answered your own question -Most Super Bowl Wins Modern era Since they started playing the Super Bowl. READ!

  49. filthymcnasty3 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 3:35 pm
    They should offer up one of those patches to Zimmer. He needs one a lot more than we do.

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    You need those patches to fill the hole Once MCarthy is fired after this season, so you better keep a few of those 100 year patches around. McCarthy is a big big man.

  50. The Vikings could play another 43 seasons, pick out a commemorative patch to sew on their uniforms and come up with just about any kind of snazzy phrase that suits them, but their trophy case will still be used as a broom closet!

  51. mrdarkness13 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm
    Rate This
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    April 10, 2018 at 3:09 pm
    mrdarkness13 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    Most of you are talking two separate eras here and missing the point some are trying to make. Most Super Bowl Wins Modern era

    Steelers 6

    Pats 5

    Cowboys 5

    9ers 5

    GREEN BAY 4

    Hardy dominance in the modern era, you want to see dominance, look no further than the Pats with 10 appearances and a 5-5 record.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Except for the Packers won 3 more right before they started playing a “Super Bowl” game… for a total of 7 in the “modern era.”

    The NFL recognizes the Packers as 13 time World Champions and it’s their league. The Packers could only beat whatever teams the league put in front of them… and they did. Early and often.

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    You just answered your own question -Most Super Bowl Wins Modern era Since they started playing the Super Bowl. READ!
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    I had no question that needed to be answered. I know what the history is and I know what the criteria is and/or was to be recognized by the NFL as NFL World Champions. You and a few other kids want to change the criteria after the fact. It doesn’t work that way. Criteria was set, games were played, Packers met the criteria and became NFL World Champions. Period. End of story. All the crying in the world isn’t going to change that… any of it… but keep trying, though… it’s a lot of fun to watch.

  52. Comment on comments above:
    Congrats to hardheadedrb on his night at Lambeau. The league needs a variety of stories and venues, small teams like GB, Buffalo, the Jerry Joneses and their modern Coliseum, the glass dome in Minneapolis, the Patriots, the 12th Man, etc.
    And regarding Halas getting the Packers reinstated after using college ringers, but it was Halas who also reported them. The idea was to get them to stop doing it.

  53. As a Vikings fan I admire the organization that is the Packers, not for their SBs or their QBs, but because they have survived through many rough patches and been able to stay in WI. It’s the only original NFL team from a smaller city to remain in that city. It’s not better football for better people, but it is respectable football for respectable people. Every fanbase has their idiots and the Packers have more than their fair share, but I generally find most average Packers fans to be salt of the Earth people, and they embody the Midwestern ethic of hard work and generosity. Hopefully my level-headed Wisconite neighbors find us Minnesotans to be the same.

    I hope the Davante Adams gold jersey teaser is real, that would look sweet and a worthwhile 100th season tribute. The Blue throwbacks are pointless without the leather helmet, they need to go.

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