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Origin of iconic Packers 'G'

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DE PERE (WKOW) -- As the Packers begin their 96th season this week, we've been looking back at some of the team's history.

This time, it's that iconic 'G' on the helmets.

1961 was the year they debuted that look and it's been exactly the same ever since.

And they have an equipment manager to thank for it.

"He actually just came up with the idea to put a G inside of a football.  He would come downstairs and share the early sketches with them at the bar," said McKim Boyd, co-owner of the Union Hotel and Restaurant, where Braisher lived and sketched drafts of the legendary logo. 

'He' the was the Packers' equipment manager from 1955-1980, a man named Dad Braisher. 

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Packers should be pretty proud.    

The "G" has been borrowed in one form or another by many other teams, most notably Georgia and Grambling State university. 

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