For instance, have you ever wondered how the Packers got their team name? For a simple bystander who doesn’t understand much about football, they might not comprehend what a “packer” is, and therefore Green Bay’s classic team name may not logically register to them. But there is a very interesting origin story to the formation of their name, as well as many other aspects of the Packers history. That being said, while there are many positive things that have happened throughout Green Bay’s stint in the league, such as their 13 NFL championships (four of them Super Bowl victories, once the competition was instated) – there have been other various events in their history that weren’t all peaches and cream.
For instance, Brett Favre is one of the most talented quarterbacks of all time, and one of the most beloved players to ever play on the Packers – but even he hasn’t always been perfect. When we watch professional athletes compete at the highest level possible, we know them mainly as athletes – and not much else. There isn’t so much we can really know for sure about their personal lives, so we tend to build their real life personalities up in our heads – and sometimes, we find out that these players are quite different in real life.
When you’re a professional athlete, you live under an enormous amount of pressure to succeed. Sometimes it can be a new rookie who has been built up to be a huge prospect, and now the overwhelming breadth of the NFL is too much for him to handle. On the flip side, you can be a veteran on your last legs, and now you’re worried that a new young player is about to replace you (kind of like Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre). At the end of the day, these players may seem like superheroes to us, but they are imperfect human beings just like all of us. And they certainly aren’t impartial to the occasional flaw. The coaches of the NFL are no different, and you’ll soon seen that even they aren’t always playing exactly by the rules.