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Offline Mary Ann

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Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers.
« on: July 23, 2021, 12:45:05 PM »
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milestogo (10,158 posts)


Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers.

Back in the early 1900s, there was a company called the Indian Packing Company. The canned meat company was founded in Delaware, but in 1921, it was taken over by Acme Packing Company out of Illinois.

The new company had a facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Acme Packing Company sadly closed in 1943 after World War II, and they never reopened.

That said, it passed along its name to the Green Bay Packers.

As a vegetarian, I am grossed out. As a Packers fan, I try not to think about it.
This was interesting to me because I am a native Cheesehead, but some of the response should be hilarious to everyone. (Except maybe Vikings fans, who still haven't seen a Lombardi Trophy. Just sayin'.)
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left-of-center2012 (28,612 posts)

1. Let me get this correct

You get grossed out because a football team is named after a former meat packing company?

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Star Member milestogo (10,158 posts)

5. Yes.

I am grossed out by the butchering of animals.

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Star Member brooklynite (71,457 posts)

9. How do you manage to walk into a supermarket?


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Star Member milestogo (10,158 posts)

11. I walk in just fine.

But they don't butcher animals at a supermarket, and there is no reason for me to walk past meat.

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Star Member Revanchist (1,350 posts)

17. I may be wrong

But I don't think they are butchering animals at a football stadium either. I'm surprised that the name disgusts you but you didn't say anything about the leather ball.
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Harker (8,024 posts)

7. You could mentally insert an inoffensive product...

Tofurkey Packers.

Textured Vegetable Protein Packers.


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Star Member Jerry2144 (284 posts)

18. Or assume they are ion the chocolatey candy business

Green Bay Fudge Packers
Did this newb really go THERE?  :o

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Re: Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 01:04:06 PM »
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The Acme Packing Company sadly closed in 1943 after World War II ...

Ummmmmmmmm ... okay. The date is correct, but, yeah ........

The Indian Packing Company gave the nascent team $500 in 1919 on the condition that the team name honor that donation. Team founder Curley Lambeau was an Indian Packing Company employee.
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Re: Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 01:17:11 PM »
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Star Member milestogo (10,158 posts)

5. Yes.

I am grossed out by the butchering of animals.

well good God man, what are you waiting for.  You should immediately organize a social media campaign to boycott and cancel the team

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Star Member Jerry2144 (284 posts)

18. Or assume they are ion the chocolatey candy business

Green Bay Fudge Packers
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Re: Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers.
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 01:43:52 PM »
Who's mole?
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Aaaaand--it's gone!

But someone with a lot more posts attempts it again:
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21. I thought it had to do with fudge
I wonder how long this one will last.

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Re: Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers.
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 01:59:35 PM »
Aaaaand--it's gone!

But someone with a lot more posts attempts it again:I wonder how long this one will last.

they sound very homophobic over there
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Re: Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers.
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 04:58:35 PM »
they sound very homophobic over there

Yet they always blame conservatives for being homophobic.
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Re: Green Bay Packers is referring to canned meat packers.
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 07:30:54 PM »
Libbies and dummies won't be happy until all sports teams second names are something stupid. The Cleveland indians are now the Cleveland Guardians.

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