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Johnny "Blood" McNally and wife Catherine attended the Green Bay Packers' home opener and alumni gathering in October 1975.

Jon's Jottings: The Packers have a long tradition in pro football

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The start of the football season is just around the corner, and by THE football season I mean the NFL and specifically the start of the Green Bay Packers' schedule.

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The team started as the Packers, named after the Indian Packing Co. who provided the jerseys in 1919, but the NFL wasn't established until 1920 and the Packers joined the league in 1921.

By my count, they are in their 10th decade and second century of professional football.

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