Famous Sport Franchises – The Green Bay Packers
The NFL franchise market is looking really tempting at this current time and owning a sports team can result in not only you benefitting from the opportunity but also changing the fortunes of a city or town. The opportunity to own a specialism business is tempting to a lot of people, but many don’t have the knowledge to start a successful tenure. But, when buying a National Football League franchise option you are buying into a family environment or supporters club and therefore a mutual understanding and appreciation needs to be formed. NFL franchises offer openings for training and support when starting the franchise. Buying a franchise opportunity, that is established on a national and worldwide scale allows the person, to own and run the business, but they need the support of other member of the franchise. The continuing support and expertise of the initial owners is shared with the new owners and other groups involved. The new owner should have researched new locations and other franchise alternatives to help the new investor become successful. Here is a look at an existing National Football League team that has used individuals and investors to generate success.
The Green Bay Packers are based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The team is a member of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL) and is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL.The Packers is the last vestige of “small town teams” that were once common in the NFL during the 1920s and 1930s. The team was founded by Earl “Curly” Lambeau (the Lambeau Field was named after him) and George Whitney Calhoun in 1919.The Green Bay Packers traced its lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. In 1919 and 1920 the Packers competed as a semi-professional football team against clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest. They joined the American Professional Football Association (APFA) in 1921, the forerunner to what is known today as the National Football League (NFL).The team has won twelve league championships (more than any other team in the NFL) including nine NFL Championships prior to the Super Bowl era and three Super Bowl victories in 1967 (Super Bowl I), 1968 (Super Bowl II) and 1997 (Super Bowl XXXI). The team has a fierce rivalry with the Chicago Bears, whom they have played in over 170 games. The Packers also share a historic rivalry with the Minnesota Vikings, who reside in the NFC North along with the Packers, and the Dallas Cowboys who have historically been known as the Packers largest playoff rivals after the Packers defeated them in the famous Ice Bowl.
The Packers claim 12 World Championships, the most in the NFL. The first three were decided by league standing, the next six by the NFL Title Game, and the final three by Super Bowl victories. The Packers are also the only team to win three straight NFL titles, having accomplished this twice (1929-1931 and 1965-67).