Friday, November 12, 2010

They Wuz Robbed

This is the 1932 Packers squad, poised to defend their three-peat World Championship.

After winning it all in 1929, 1930 and 1931, the Packers rolled to a 10-3-1 record, which in those days before a championship game should have been good enough for an unprecedented four in a row.

Unfortunately for the Packers, the NFL discarded ties when determining standings. That meant the Bears, with a less-impressive 7-1-6 record, actually had a better winning percentage (.875 over the Big Bay Blues' .769) and were awarded the crown. Shameful.

On the uniform front, the Packers are shown wearing the unadorned blue shirts and gold pants Lambeau adopted in 1931. These simple uniforms would endure (save for the addition of white numbers to the chest in 1934) until Curly decided a total overhaul was needed and gave Green Bay their first green uniforms in 1935.

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