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Earl Lambeau - Lambeau's Legacy

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Lambeau's Legacy

Lambeau's legacy, the Packers football team, is still going strong. Lambeau took the team from playing in front of crowds of 4,000 to 5,000 in its early days to playing for almost 25,000 fans in the mid-1930s; today, because of television, millions of fans watch every game.

Chronology

1898 Born April 9, in Green Bay, Wisconsin
1919 Marries Marguerite Van Kessel
1919 Founds Green Bay Packers football team
1920 Introduces passing game
1921 Packers join new National Football League (NFL)
1929-31 Packers win NFL championship
1934 Lambeau and Marguerite Van Kessel divorce
1935 Marries second wife, Sue
1936 Packers win NFL West Division title, win NFL championship
1938 Packers win NFL West Division title, lose NFL championship
1939 Packers win NFL West Division title, win NFL championship
1940 Divorced from second wife
1944 Packers win NFL West Division title, win NFL championship
1945 Marries Grace Nichols
1949 Lambeau is fired from Green Bay Packers team.
1950-51 Coaches for Chicago Cardinals
1952-53 Coaches for Washington Redskins
1955 Divorced from Nichols
1963 Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
1965 Dies from a heart attack in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Awards and Accomplishments

1929-31, 1936, 1939, 1944 Packers win NFL championship
1938 Packers win NFL West Division title
1949 Lambeau is fired from Green Bay Packers team.
1963 Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

The team is famed not only for winning division championships and Super Bowls, but also for the intense loyalty of its fans. The Packers are completely owned by their fans and by the Green Bay community, and the team is run as a nonprofit venture. Team bylaws, beloved and supported by fans, prevent the team from being moved to any other town. Season tickets are passed on through families as cherished legacies, and all home games are sold out. And when the outdoor stadium at Lambeau Field, known as "The Frozen Tundra," fills up with snow after winter storms, an army of fans arrives to cheerfully shovel it out.

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