With Super Bowl XLV right around the corner, you’re going to need some trivia to impress your friends with at those Super Bowl parties.
Tiki Barber informs many Packers players that the “G” in the Green Bay Packers logo does not stand for Green Bay, contrary to popular belief.
The oval “G” Packers logo was created in 1961 by Packers then-equipment manager George Braisher.
The team actually used a number of different logos prior to 1961, but the “G” is the only logo that has ever appeared on the helmet. Although the Packers have granted limited permission to other organizations to use a similar logo (most notably, the University of Georgia and Grambling State University), the Packers hold the trademark for it.
So what does the “G” stand for then?
Find out below.
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