George Whitney Calhoun was the colorful promoter of the Green Bay Packers from their inception in 1919 through their first 28 seasons. A Green Bay Press-Gazette sports editor in the late teens, Calhoun became secretary of the Packers organization and promoted the team around the world.
Calhoun managed Green Bay in its infancy, named the team ‘Packers’ and passed a hat to collect money at early Packers games.
In addition to his untiring efforts to publicize the Packers in the Press-Gazette, Calhoun wrote the ‘Dope Sheet,’ the forerunner of modern game-day programs. He was called ‘Gates Ajar’ by members of the press because of his extreme reluctance to hand out passes.
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