American Football is the most popular sport in the United States, with the National Football League (NFL), being the biggest, and most valuable sports organization in America, being valued at over $15 billion dollars. Among the dozens of teams that play in the National Football League, one of the most popular, beloved, and important teams is the Green Bay Packers. But just what is it that makes the Packers so special? In this article we will take a look at a few things which separate the Packers from their competition.
They are iconic
Simply put, the Green Bay Packers are a historically iconic football team. Throughout their existence, they have won the most league championships in the history of the NFL, with 13. They have won nine pre-Super Bowl NFL titles, and four Super Bowls. They are a current fan favorite team among fans and bettors alike, with online betting sites like the top sports betting websites tested by Bet Station, often listing them as favorites to win their games.
The Green Bay Packers are also unique apart from football, as they are the last non-profit, community-owned sports team that competes in American major league professional sports. This leads us to the second point which makes the Green Bay Packers stand apart.
They are the last of the “small town teams”
During the early days of the National Football League, the most common type of teams were “small town” teams, each representing their own little town. In those days, the NFL truly captured what today we nostalgically refer to as “Small Town America”. As the years went by, the most popular football teams got bought up by private owners, and today almost all of the NFL teams are privately owned businesses. All but the Green Bay Packers, who to this day still represent the spirit of “small town America” which the NFL once represented.
They are massively profitable
Of course, most football teams which compete in the NFL are bound to be faced with a good deal of financial success. What sets the Green Bay Packers apart is, as said before, that they are a community-owned, non-profit, small-town team. This makes their massive success all the more powerful, as it instills hope in a number of other small-town teams, that they can, one day, reach the same level of success, and status.
The Green Bay Packers’ current value exceeds 3 billion U.S. dollars, making them the 27th most valuable sports franchise in the world, and the 13th most valuable American National Football League team. They aren’t only successful monetarily, as said above, they are also successful as a team, having won more league champions than any other NFL team in history.
They have hardcore rivalries
The Green Bay Packers have made rivals of no-less than three teams, the Minnesota Vikings, the Detroit Lions, and most notably, and bitterly, the Chicago Bears, with whom they’ve had the longest standing feud in NFL history. The Packers have played over a hundred games against all three of their main rivals, and their rivalry with the Bears dates back to 1921, and is the longest consecutive game rivalry (at least one game played in every year) in the NFL.
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