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When the Packers dedicated their redeveloped Lambeau Field in 2003, they placed enormous statues of the two most important men in the franchise’s history out front of their glistening atrium — Curly Lambeau, who co-founded the team and was one of its greatest coaches and players, and Vince Lombardi, who coached his 1960s teams to the club’s greatest on-field era.

Most who hear “Lambeau” mentioned during every television or radio broadcast of Packers games being played in the stadium that bears his name don’t think twice about the former player and coach — or his complicated history with the team he co-founded with Green Bay Press-Gazette editor George Whitney Calhoun on Aug. 11, 1919.