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Legacy of Champions: Packers 1961 Championship

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A continuation of the Legacy of Champions series. Articles that chronicle the 13 Packer championships. If you're just joining us, read about all the great Packer championships by clicking here. In 1959, under a great deal of skepticism, the Packers hired Vince Lombardi as their head coach. He had never been a head coach before but was about to show the world that he would become the greatest head coach of all time. The 1959 Packers were coming off a nightmare 1958 season where they recorded just one solitary win on their way to a 1-10-1 season. Lombardi would take…

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Legacy of Champions: 1944 the Overlooked Championship

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A continuation of the Legacy of Champions series. Articles that chronicle the 13 Packer championships. If you're just joining us, read about all the great Packer championships by clicking here. In the wake of D Day, and as allied troops valiantly marched across Europe freeing it from a tyrant, the Packers quietly earned their sixth league championship. The Packers started out the 1944 season on a six game tear and ended the season with an eight and two record. That was good enough to get them first place in the Western division. They're only losses came to the Chicago Bears…

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Legacy of Champions: Packers 1939 Drubbing of the Giants

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A continuation of the Legacy of Champions series. Articles that chronicle the 13 Packer championships. If you're just joining us, read about all the great Packer championships by clicking here. On February 5, 2014 the Denver Broncos walked off the field, heads hung low after an embarrassing loss in the Super Bowl to the Seattle Seahawks. But, this was far from the only championship embarrassment. Today we flashback to 1939 and an electrifying win over the New York Giants that brought championship number five home to Green Bay, WI. The late 30's were an era when the Giants and the…

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Legacy of Champions: Packers 1936 Championship

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A continuation of our series on world championships the Packers have brought home to Green Bay. In case you missed any, read them all right here. In 1936 the Brooklyn Dodgers played football, the Portsmouth Spartans became the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers secured their fourth NFL title. In 1933, the NFL divided into eastern and western divisions and the championship was decided by a final head to head matchup of the winner of each division. It was the beginning of the playoff system and in 1936 Green Bay won its first championship under the new structure. The…

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Legacy of Champions: Packers 1931 Championship

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A continuation of our series on world championships the Packers have brought home to Green Bay. In case you missed any, read them all right here. Before the term three-peat ever became a part of American vernacular, the Packers had three-peated... twice. The first came in 1931. In the heart of the Great Depression, families' life savings disappeared, farms went belly up, and people learned to survive on odd jobs and pop corn. But in the little town of Green Bay, WI, the Packers once again reminded Americans that it doesn't matter what odds are stacked against you, if you…

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