There are many sports played all around the world. Some sports are full contact and others are very low contact. Regardless, each sport is beloved by a specific set of people. Of course, some sports are more beloved than others and one sport that is help in incredibly high regard is American football. This is not to be confused with European football which is called soccer in the United States of America. This version is a full contact sport where the players attempt to gain control of the ball. The ball is then taken to a specific area of the field in an attempt to score a goal. There are many teams that participate in this sport. Some are high school teams, some are college teams, some are individual teams, and some are professional teams. The professional teams are all part of a league called the NFL which stands for National Football League. Within these teams some are incredibly popular and others are quickly forgotten. One team that is incredibly popular is the Green Bay Packers. This team has been around for many years and have passed their one hundredth season. During their time in the league, the Green Bay Packers have seen some magnificent players and broken several records. They even have their very own hall of fame which is separate from the NFL Hall of Fame. Here, you will learn some fun and interesting facts about the Green Bay Packers.
The fist fact revolves around a particular player by the name of Brett Favre. This player had huge success during his time with the Packers. He never hit that same success with any other team during his entire career. He hit several records while he was with the Packers including longest running streak for starting. He broke this record by starting ever single game from the time he was added to the team in September 1992 until he retired in January in 2008. This totalled 297 games through a whopping 16 seasons. He also broke record for passing and touchdowns. Many Green Bay Packers fans are also fans of Brett Favre.
The next fun fact is that the Green Bay Packers were a member of the American Football League before it was called the NFL. In fact the joined the league in 1921 which was the year before it was renamed in 1922. At this time, Green Bay was the smallest city in the league after Tonawanda New York which only lasted one game in the league. Tonawanda was the smallest city, but did not last in the league long enough to dethrone Green Bay.
The NFL has their own Hall of Fame where extraordinary players are inducted and recognised for their amazing talent. Not all individual teams have their own versions of this Hall of Fame, but the Green Bay Packers do. There are many players currently in the Packers Hall of Fame, but some always stand above the rest. In fact, the previously mentioned player Brett Favre, is one of those. When he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, they also held a ceremony to officially retire his jersey number.
Another interesting fact is that, during their one hundred seasons, the Green Bay Packers have played in a total of four Super Bowls. Those SUper Bowls were I, II, XXXI, and XLV. Two of these Super Bowls were led by MVP quarterback Brett Favre.
If you need to brush up on the stats, current coach, players, or any other information about the Green Bay Packers, you can find it all on the Packers website as well as the NFL site. You can also find information about which records they have broken and which ones they still hold. There are also short clips of spectacular plays including some winning plays, available to watch. Any information you need to know can be found if you look hard enough. Also, there are books available all about the NFL and the Green Bay Packers. Talk to your local bookstore or library today to see what is currently available.
These are only a few of many fascinating facts about the Green Bay Packers NFL team. If you are interested in learning more, be sure to head over to the official website or one of the many sports news reporting sites. All you have to do is look for for any official website. Your best resource, by far is the official Green Bay Packers website. You will find the most accurate information here. Many other sites will provide much of the same information, there are several downfalls to using others sites. For example, they will not have as much information and you can not be as certain about the accuracy. If you do decide to look at various other, take the time to find multiple sources with the same facts as a means of verifying.
The final fun fact to consider is that you can purchase official, licensed NFL merch including items relating to the Green Bay Packers. If you are interested in purchasing licensed merch, there are two ways to do so. The first would be to attend a game and purchase something while there. The other option is to purchase from the online NFL shop. This is an excellent option if you are currently unable to attend a game or if you are interested in purchasing items from others teams as well as the Green Bay Packers. If you do not know how to access the NFL online shop, there are two options. You can search for it directly or you can go to the official National Football League website and use the link that is included there. Also, some teams may have direct links to the shop on their websites. Searching is easy if you do not have a direct link. All you need to type into your search engine is something along the lines of “NFL merch”, “NFL shop”, or you can use the name or a team and the word “merch” or “merchendise”.