How Did the Ravens, Bears, and Packers Football Teams Get Their Names and What Do they Mean?

The Baltimore Ravens took their name from the classic poem “The Raven” by Baltimore native Edgar Allen Poe.

When a football team moved into Wrigley Field in 1921, they took the name Bears to relate themselves to the stadium owner, the Chicago Cubs.

The Green Bay Packers are named after the Indian Packing Company, which, in 1919, gave the team $500 for their first uniforms.

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