Packers shareholders meet on Monday

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If you own one or more shares of non-stock stock in the Green Bay Packers, today’s the one day per year that the investment becomes more tangible than the piece of paper framed in your den.

Today’s the day that you can show up at Lambeau Field for the annual meeting of shareholders. Via the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the meeting (which always precedes by a few days the start of training camp) is a little earlier than usual because the Packers start their preseason a little earlier than usual, with a preseason game on Thursday, August 10.

Via the Press-Gazette, the Packers have 363,948 shareholders. Only 8,000 to 12,000 attend, with the biggest crowd showing up in 1998, with 18,707.

CEO Mark Murphy, G.M. Ted Thompson, and others are expected to speak. One of the topics likely won’t be the PFT Live question of the day regarding who bears the blame for the team’s underachievement.

As Barstool Big Cat suggested on Monday’s PFT Live, maybe we should go off the board and blame the shareholders. If nothing else, that will give them something to discuss when they get together today at 11:00 a.m. CT to hear from some of the folks more directly responsible for the chronic inability of the team to parlay annual contention into a Super Bowl appearance.

27 responses to “Packers shareholders meet on Monday

  1. packers291 says:Jul 24, 2017 10:13 AM

    Playoff appearances annually for almost a decade is not underachievement

    ……

    It can be when you have one of the best QBs to ever play.

  2. The question of Mike McCarthy or Dom Capers is a tough one, but in the end it doesn’t matter because Thompson could fire one, or both, or himself, or all of the above. Ted Thompson is the one most responsible.

  3. Winning Super Bowls isn’t nearly as easy as some people seem to think. Strange, though, that those people are almost always fans of teams that have never won anything. Ever.

    Notice you don’t ever hear New England fans claiming it’s “easy” even though what the Patriots have done is utterly historic. I would never have thought a team would dominate in the same manner as Lombardi’s Packers but Belichick’s Patriots have done exactly that… in a time when it’s even more difficult to dominate.

    After your team wins a few, then come back and tell us how “easy” it is. Until then, you’re just embarrassing yourself… which I have to admit, is kind of fun to watch.

  4. jag1959 says:
    “This one should get legions of purples displaying their inadequacies and insecurities for our entertainment”

    Inadequately defines the plethora playoff losses & only one ring this millinia for cheesebay. Patriots, steelers, giants, seahawks, & ravens are better.

    Insecurities? Maybe knowing an individual purchased novelty stock, as a crutch, will ease those sorrows every post season.

  5. Many people own shares of the Packers’ common stock. Those shares come with voting rights & dividends and can be traded.

    Many more people own souvenir stock, which is just that… a souvenir. It’s usually framed, displayed, and passed down through generations. Packer fans know the difference.

    It’s fun to watch supposedly grown men display the fact that they just cannot grasp the difference between the common stock and the souvenir stock. It’s even more fun when you picture them displaying said ignorance in a $300 jersey that looks ridiculous on an adult and will end up in the trash when it’s worn out or when the player whose name is on the back is found to be a lowlife.

  6. Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as ‘2015

    PRO BOWL MVP’ Matthew Stafford says:

    Jul 24, 2017 10:35 AM
    PFFFF – that’s what your ‘stock’ is worth. Travel there on your own dime and listen to those guys talk about how they’ll be 2nd in the division this year at best. Talk about a great ROI
    —————————————————————-

    Lions fans- Irrelevant for the last 40 years.

  7. The GB “Board of Directors” is unwieldy. There are 43 members and one idiot has been on the Boatd for 31 years.

    This unworkable group lacks the intestinal fortitude to fire Mark Murphy, who in turn should have fired TT long ago.

    Meanwhile, Rodgers’ prime years have been squandered away.

  8. I said the Packers haven’t underachieved. They clearly overachieved when they won that Super Bowl. They barely made the playoffs and had a ton of injuries. They caught lightning in a bottle that postseason. Now we have to listen to their fans predict a Super Bowl every single year, even though the one real asset they have is a great quarterback that most of the team doesn’t really like. Ted Thompson hasn’t done much to put a Super Bowl-quality roster around Rodgers and Mike McCarthy is a mediocre coach. It takes more than a HOF QB to win a Super Bowl. The Packers finished 10-6 the last two seasons and yet we still hear people expecting them to win the Super Bowl again this year. What am I missing?

  9. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jul 24, 2017 10:32 AM

    Winning Super Bowls isn’t nearly as easy as some people seem to think.
    ________

    I know as well as anybody that winning Super Bowls isn’t easy. That’s why I’ve never predicted that my team will win the Super Bowl. You and your brethren, however, have been acting like it’s your birthright to win the Super Bowl for the last 20 years.

    “Better football, for better people.” Isn’t that how it goes?

    This is why the Packer fanbase is the most hated in the NFL.

  10. leroysbutler says:
    Jul 24, 2017 11:07 AM
    Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as ‘2015

    PRO BOWL MVP’ Matthew Stafford says:

    Jul 24, 2017 10:35 AM
    PFFFF – that’s what your ‘stock’ is worth. Travel there on your own dime and listen to those guys talk about how they’ll be 2nd in the division this year at best. Talk about a great ROI
    —————————————————————-

    Lions fans- Irrelevant for the last 40 years.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    I don’t think that’s a Lions fan. I’m pretty sure it’s a purple in disguise, trying to stir up trouble between the three fan bases in this division that actually respect each other, even though we will talk smack at each other during game weeks.

  11. Notice you don’t ever hear New England fans claiming it’s “easy” even though what the Patriots have done is utterly historic. I would never have thought a team would dominate in the same manner as Lombardi’s Packers but Belichick’s Patriots have done exactly that… in a time when it’s even more difficult to dominate.

    //////////////////////////////////////////

    There were 4 teams in the league when the Packers did it, not a big deal. 90% of the High School Teams in the state would smoke those old teams from the Civil War…..

  12. Vikings trolls continue to comment on all things Packers. Yes, this is on display for all to see. When a die hard Bear fan like my brother in law even see’s it and ask, you know it has to be blatant. Sad purple franchise. No championships and they talk about the Pack under-achieving?

  13. No bashes here, there is already enough going around on this site.
    Since the Packers have stockholders and a Board of Directors instead of one owner, the players and organization would have the rights to participate in all games during an NFL strike would they not?
    Better attorneys for better people.

  14. “Super Bowl, homeboy!” is the purples’ battle cry… even though they’ve never won anything… and 7 (seven!) of the Packers’ championships have come since the Vikings limped into existence.

    Again, those are just the facts. I didn’t make them up. If you don’t like them, well, that’s just all the better… because I really do enjoy watching you twist yourselves up in pain and anguish as you try to refute them.

    Please, carry on.

  15. Oh, and I’d like an actual source for the information if somebody responds.

    Thanks in advance.

  16. The Almighty Cabbage says:

    Many people own shares of the Packers’ common stock. Those shares come with voting rights & dividends and can be traded.

    Many more people own souvenir stock, which is just that… a souvenir. It’s usually framed, displayed, and passed down through generations. Packer fans know the difference.
    **************************************************

    Once again, you amaze with your lack of knowledge about the team you claim to be a fan of.

    There has never been a dividend paid on Green Bay Packer stock – and their never will be.

    Packer stock (the real stuff from the 1923, 1935 and 1950 stock sales) can not be sold. There were 10,000 shares sold between the 3 sales.

    Packer stock can only be transferred to a family member or redeemed back to the organization for less then the original purchase price (original price of REAL stock varies between $5 and 25.00 per share).

    Prior to selling the FAKE stock, the original stockholders gave themselves a 1,000 to 1 stock split to guarantee that the FAKE stockholders would never be able to have any real voting impact on any decisions made by the REAL stockholders.

    No shareholder is allowed to own more than 200,000 shares – which means that even if there was a Packer fan stupid enough to try and “buy” control of the Packers, he could only own a small fraction of the team.

    The FAKE stockholders do believe they own a piece of the team because they do get to attend the owners meetings and vote.

    They are just too dumb to understand that if you take all of the FAKE stockholders votes – they don’t amount to a hill of beans.

    Thanks, Cabbage, for once again proving you know nothing about football – much less the Green Bay Packers.

  17. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jul 24, 2017 10:56 AM
    Many people own shares of the Packers’ common stock. Those shares come with voting rights & dividends and can be traded.

    Many more people own souvenir stock, which is just that… a souvenir. It’s usually framed, displayed, and passed down through generations. Packer fans know the difference.

    It’s fun to watch supposedly grown men display the fact that they just cannot grasp the difference between the common stock and the souvenir stock. It’s even more fun when you picture them displaying said ignorance in a $300 jersey that looks ridiculous on an adult and will end up in the trash when it’s worn out or when the player whose name is on the back is found to be a lowlife.

    *****

    What’s the dividend payout? And you say it can be traded? On the stock exchange? Whats the ticker? Why have the Packers only offered 5 stock sales since 1923? I thought the Packers were non-profit, and that non-profits didn’t payout dividends.

    When Murphy says “I know it really doesn’t hold any true value,” why doesn’t he specifically differentiate between common stock and souvenir stock?

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