Earlier this week, I posted a video in which Tiki Barber went around during Media Day asking Green Bay Packers player what the “G” on their helmet stood for. Tiki said it stood for “Greatness”, although we have since learned that he may have fallen victim to a Wikipedia hoax.
While there is some difference of opinion over what the “G” stands for, there is no disputing what “Packers” stands for.
From the Pro Football Hall of Fame website:
The name [“Packers”] was a natural since the team was sponsored first by the Indian Packing Company and later the Acme Packing Company. Although both companies went out of business, the team prospered under the name Packers.
Now that we all know where the name “Packers” comes for, let’s see if some of the celebs and athletes who descended upon Dallas for Super Bowl XLV know what it means.
Alana G from YardBarker posed this question to a range of people – from Cee Lo to Ray Lewis to the Entourage dudes – and it should not surprise you that few know the answer.
According to an archived edition of the American Football Journal, the Acme Packing Company was involved in the canned meat industry. So yes, Kevin Dillon aka Johnny Drama, unlike when you tried to spell Troy Polamalu’s last name, you are correct! I wanna be your superhero!
And now you know.
Oh, and if for some reason you don’t know what “Steelers” stands for, well, I’ll be nice. Instead of making fun of you I’ll just encourage you to click here and scroll down.