The Green Bay Packers are one of America

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The Green Bay Packers Kyle Nixon The Green Bay Packers are one of America’s most favorite football teams. They have a rich  history, including a record 12 Championships, and much of their past can be attributed to a few  key members of this organization; which also happens to be the only publicly owned NFL team.  Their legendary coach, Vince Lombardi and his leadership paved the way for this organization’s  future emergence as a prominent opponent. The Packer’s two prestigious quarterbacks, Bart  Starr and Brett Favre, have led their respective teams to Super Bowl wins, and set the tone for  how well the team performed in the following years. On the defensive side of the ball, Reggie  White was one of the NFL’s top performers; and was nicknamed the Minister of Defense, who  helped the Packers reach their Super Bowls. Each one of these individuals have contributed to  the performance of the Green Bay Packers and are what have made the team what it is today. Vince Lombardi won 5 NFL championships when he was with the Green Bay Packers, including  a record setting three-in-a-row. A Washington Post Staff Writer said that “He never had a losing  season as a coach in a career that began in 1939 at St. Cecelia High School in Englewood,  N.J.”. Vince Lombardi continued coaching up until 1969 when he spent his last year with the  Washington Redskins. Lombardi motivated the team when they were down, and even  participated in local issues. Shirley Povich of the Washing Post says that “Lombardi headed up  the Wisconsin Mental Health Association, and also that state's Cancer Fund drive. His transfer 
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course COMM 1010 taught by Professor Guy during the Fall '07 term at Auburn University.

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