The Green Bay Packers, who just won the Super Bowl, are the only community-owned non-profit team in American major league sports.
(Above–Citizen-owners at the Packers game. Photo by yunggunn2k3.)
“Unlike the 31 other professional football teams, or any other sports team for that matter, the Packers are not owned by some wealthy individual (or group of individuals) seeking a profit. Instead, they’re owned and managed by 111,968 devoted fans. In that lies their power….Green Bay fans themselves vote on and serve as part of the board of directors, which appoints the pivotal managerial and coaching staff of the Packers. Unlike most other teams across the nation, when Packers fans are frustrated, they don’t have to suck it up. They have the ability to enact change through shareholder votes and air their grievances directly with Packer management.Socialism has worked pretty well in this case.”
Socialism seems to work pretty well for the Packers.
Not only that, legendary Packers Coach Vince Lombardi, for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named, was a loyal Democrat.
Coach Lombardi was close friends with John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.
Here is a great quote from Coach Lombardi—
“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”
Congratulations to the citizen-owners of the Green Bay Packers.
Building on a foundation of teamwork provided in good part by the enduring example of the visionary Vince Lombardi, a true people’s championship has been won at Super Bowl XLV.
(Below—Coach Vince Lombardi–A Great American.)