Moment 21 Big Early Moves

Moment 21
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August 27, 1921

The Acme Packers are admitted to the year-old American Professional Football Association during a league meeting in Chicago. The Acme Packing Co. had purchased Indian Packing eight months earlier. Within a year, the AFPA would change its name to the National Football League.

Less than three weeks after being admitted to the league representing its smallest city (and just the seventh-largest city in Wisconsin at the time), the Packers sign Howard “Cub” Buck, a consensus All-American from the University of Wisconsin and a member of Jim Thorpe’s acclaimed Canton Bulldogs. Buck, a lineman, leads the team to a 3-2-1 record in its first league season.