Earl "Curly" Lambeau founded the Green Bay Packers
in 1919. As a player and coach he led the Packers to six world championships. Green Bay honored him by renaming City Stadium, Lambeau Field
upon his death in 1965.
Lambeau's 33- year coaching career (29 with Green Bay) resulted in a record of 226 wins, 132 losses and 22 ties. He left Green Bay in 1950 to coach the Chicago Cardinals. He only spend two years there before moving on to coach the Washington Redskins. He retired from football after the 1953 season.
Lambeau was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.
In January 1922 Green Bay briefly lost its NFL franchise. The Acme Packers had their franchise revoked for illegally using college players. In September the franchise was returned to Green Bay, but to a different ownership group. Lambeau tried to get the team's name changed to the "Big Bay Blues", but even though the Acme Packing Co. no longer had anything to do with the team - the name Packers stuck.