1st September, 2014

Packers Lose to College All Stars

Sept. 1, 1937 – The Packers take part in their first College All-Star Game, losing 6-0 on the strength of a first-quarter, Sammy Baugh to Gaynell Tinsley pass by the collegians. The annual game first began play in 1934. Each year through 1976, the NFL champions of the previous season squared off against the best incoming rookies.

31st August, 2014

Packers Trade Mike Flanagan, Trade Fails

August 31, 1998 – Center Mike Flanagan, a third-round draft choice just two seasons earlier, is traded to the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed draft pick. However, the deal falls through when Flanagan fails his physical. He returns to the Packers and eventually takes over the starting center job in 2001 and later earns a Pro Bowl nod in 2003.  

30th August, 2014

Packers Trade Glyn Milburn for Draft Pick

August 30, 1998 – The Packers trade return man Glyn Milburn – who they acquired in a trade with Detroit in April – to the Chicago Bears for a seventh-round draft pick in 1999. While that may not be all that notable by itself, the Packers will use the draft pick to select their future all-time leading receiver, Donald Driver. 

29th August, 2014

Packers Trade for QB Tom O’Malley

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August 29, 1950 – The Packers send an eighth-round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for quarterback Tom O’Malley and soon regret the move. O’Malley plays in just one game for the Packers, completing 4 of 15 passes. Six of O’Malley’s 11 incompletions go for interceptions and none of his passes go for touchdowns. He’ll have some success in the CFL, winning a Grey Cup with Ottawa in 1951. His six interceptions in one game is still a Packers record. 

28th August, 2014

Eddie Lee Ivery Goes on Injured Reserve… Again

August 28, 1984 – The Packers place running back Eddie Lee Ivery somewhere he’s become all too familiar with during his time in Green Bay – on injured reserve. However, unlike previous seasons, Ivery doesn’t end the year watching from the sidelines. The former first-round pick plays in 10 games (five starts) in 1984 and gains 552 yards rushing on just 99 carries, for a stellar 5.6 yards per carry.

27th August, 2014

Packers Enter the American Professional Football Association

August 27, 1921 – The Packers enter the NFL – kind of. The Acme Packing Company’s J.E. Clair is granted an American Professional Football Association franchise for the Green Bay Packers. The APFA becomes the NFL in 1922, the same year Andrew Turnbull sets up the Packers as a non-profit corporation and Clair ceases control. 

26th August, 2014

Packers Acquire Cornerback Dave Brown

August 26, 1987 – The Packers ship a 1988 11th-round draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks for 34-year-old cornerback Dave Brown. Although the one-time Pro Bowler isn’t what he once was, Brown plays three seasons for the Packers and remains a full-time starter until his retirement. Brown intercepts 12 passes with the Packers, including six in 1989.

25th August, 2014

Green Bay and Pittsburgh Play a Doubleheader

August 25, 1939 – The Packers engage in a unique doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates at City Stadium. The teams play back-to-back exhibition games in which quarters are shortened to 10 minutes. The two clubs play to a 7-7 tie in the first outing, and Green Bay emerges victorious, 17-0, in the second contest.

24th August, 2014

Anthony Hargrove’s Time with Packers is Short-Lived

August 24, 2012 – Although he was expected to solidify the team’s defensive line, the Packers released free agent acquisition Anthony Hargrove. The defensive end was used sparingly in the preseason and training camp, but the main issue facing the Packers was an eight-game suspension Hargrove received as punishment for his alleged role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal in 2010.

23rd August, 2014

Andrew Turnbull Becomes Packers First President

August 23, 1923 – Andrew B. Turnbull is elected the first president of the Green Bay Packers Football Corporation. Turnbull serves in that position until 1927. Turnbull is credited with laying the foundation for the Packers corporate structure, setting up the organization as a non-profit corporation and overseeing the first stock sale in 1923.