February 4, 2011

"I bet that you, like me, reasonably assumed the the 'G' on the Green Bay Packers' helmets..."

"... stood for 'Green Bay.'"

54 comments:

Crimso said...

I am an alumnus of Male High School. Our school letter is "H."

woof said...

I thought it stood for Grrrrrrrr

dont tread 2012 said...

Didn't know that.

Go James Starks.

Go Pack!

Palladian said...

Go away, football. Please.

Trooper York said...

The history of the NFL has long been hidden from its fan’s. Even so far as the symbols and logo’s and even the names of even its most storied franchises. For example the New York Giants were named after the original owner “Big” Tim Mara who had a penis that measured two inches long which is a world record for an Irishman. And the Logo of the famous Green Bay Packers was designed to honor the original owner Curly Lambeau’s first wife; Grendal.
(Reverse the Call on the Field, The Secret History of the NFL, Doris Kearns Goodwin, ESPN Press 2010)

Chip Ahoy said...

Are you trying to tell me it doesn't stand for $1,000.00?

Sixty Grit said...
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SteveR said...

Tempting to call B.S. especially with Tiki involved, but it appears to hold up.

Trooper York said...

Wait a minute.

What if the the "G" stood for Garage.

Will that effect how you root Super Bowl Sunday?

Triangle Man said...

What does the 'U' on the University of Miami helmets stand for? I can't bring myself to believe that it stands for University.

Trooper York said...

My favorite cap is one I bought from the "University of Florda" with the initals reversed. It's a keeper.

Trooper York said...
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edutcher said...

And here I thought it stood for Georgia (the red and black one does).

opfor311 said...

Trooper,

Are you sure that the caps isn't for Fordham University?

I do know that the chant to encourage the sports teams at my Alma Mater is 'Let's Go Peay!'

Lem said...

I thought the G stood for Obama's midterm course correction.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

It doesn't stand for Glombardi?

Trooper York said...

I think the "G" stands for the spot where the Green Bay fans touch themselves when they think of the frozen tundra. And cheese.

Cecil Isbell Meade said...

Trooper York said...
What if the the "G" stood for Garage.

Yeah, and suppose Curly Lambeau married Garage.
Q.: Would Garage keep his maiden name? Or would he just hyphenate?

Trooper York said...

Holy Clint Barton Batman!

Sybil has nothing on you!

Lem said...

Nice blog Meade..

k*thy said...

added in 1961, under Lombardi?

What a dope. Try again, Tiki.

Cecil Isbell Meade said...

Hey thanks, Lem. Don't be a stranger.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Meade, please learn not to throw off your back foot. You don't want to end up like Jay Cutler, do you?

Lem said...

Nuthin' but a "G" Thang - Dr Dre

Skyler said...

I suspect that Tiki has been had. Seems far fetched.

AllenS said...

It stands for GOD.

The Concrete Dog said...
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The Concrete Dog said...

it does
stand for god
not capitl g god
but th lowr case one

i nevr playd fotbal

but i was the mascot for
a hurlng team
frm Kilkenny in 1884
until ther midfieldr
tript ovr me
and brok his ankl

i was tossd into the
river nore

Bob_R said...

Tiki is a Wahoo. Four years in C'ville can mess anybody up.

pst314 said...

"And the Logo of the famous Green Bay Packers was designed to honor the original owner Curly Lambeau’s first wife; Grendal."

He said she was a real monster. His divorce attorney was named Beowulf.

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Bartender Cabbie said...

Does the G stand for "Giant Hippopotamus Women of Wisconsin?"

Pogo said...

I teased my sis-in-law from Wisconsin Rapids that many people in her state are surprised to learn that the logo is actually a letter of the alphabet.

Pogo said...

...and they usually say, 'Really! Which one?'

traditionalguy said...

Being a Wisconsin team, I assumed the G was either for Gorgonzola or Gruyere.

rhhardin said...

Some old TV ad, probably for General Mills cereals or something

Boy: Remember, the G is for goodness

Girl: Also [slams boy] girls.

Belkys said...

At the end , it will be still a cheerleaderlees SB

rdkraus said...

Trooper York said...

My favorite cap is one I bought from the "University of Florda" with the initals reversed. It's a keeper.

My daughter, who went to Fordham, has one of those. I think they stopped making it (at least she said she couldn't get me one).``

Cecil Isbell Meade said...

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...
You don't want to end up like Jay Cutler, do you?

*sob* *sniffle* *sniff*

Hazy Dave said...

Citation fail.

And, the motion W stands for Wombat!

Mike Smith said...

And, speaking of video, the video of the FIRST Super Bowl has finally been found. Info here: http://meteorologicalmusings.blogspot.com/2011/02/found-first-super-bowl.html

Anthony said...

No, it stands for Gangsta.

Phil 3:14 said...

Are you sure its not like KFC which once stood for "Kentucky Fried Chicken" but now in the age of healthy eating will simply stand for the brand.

In the same way G will just stand for the modern American football from the great state of Wisconsin.

No longer representing a white working-class port and manufacturing hub, the G will respresent diversity, high speed rail, cheese (but cheese always accompanied by a glass of fine wine) and all that is good and proGressive.

Yes, that is what "G" stands for.

(now if we could just change the name "Packer" to...)

Cecil Isbell Meade said...

Wisconsin is a red state now.

"G" O.P.

Loren Ibsen said...

Greg?

Trooper York said...

Could it stand for "Goober?"

sonicfrog said...

Gulla-bull.... Nin-cow-poop.... Ultra-maroon!

E.M. Davis said...

Are you sure its not like KFC which once stood for "Kentucky Fried Chicken" but now in the age of healthy eating will simply stand for the brand.

Newer and remodeled KFCs now feature "Kentucky Fried Chicken" on their exteriors as well as packaging that spells out the original name. So, everything old is new again.

sonicfrog said...

Of course it stands for "Green Bay"! It couldn't stand for "Greatness". If it did, there would have been a plethora of lawsuits from Al Davis... 'Cause, you know, he's sure he invented the term, and it can only be associated with ONE team... HIS!!!!

E.M. Davis said...

Tiki is full of ... himself.

There's nary a mention of the G standing for greatness in any documentation associated with the team during the initial use of the G on the side of the helmet.

E.M. Davis said...

Of course it stands for "Green Bay"! It couldn't stand for "Greatness". If it did, there would have been a plethora of lawsuits from Al Davis... 'Cause, you know, he's sure he invented the term, and it can only be associated with ONE team... HIS!!!!

I thought the Raiders were all about "excellence."

Well, in theory, anyway.

Triangle Man said...

Being a Wisconsin team, I assumed the G was either for Gorgonzola or Gruyere

What about Gouda (pronounced goooodah in Wisconsin, but howda in Holland)?

Der Hahn said...

and that long curved white marking on the Vikings helments stands for .... never mind.

Trooper York said...

Well the rumor in the NFL for a long time was that it stands for gay as the original name of the team was the Green Bay Fudge Packers.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

They should be proud.