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Packers set good example for 'little guys'

Green Bay's impressive financial report is good news as the league and NFLPA work on a CBA extension.

Updated: June 30, 2005, 3:19 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Packers recently released their financial report and the news was stunning. In a league of giants, the little guy won.

According to the annual report, the Packers produced $200 million of revenue in 2004, an 11.7 percent increase from 2003. Expenses jumped from $149.9 million to $166.3 million, including $98 million in player costs. After taxes, the Packers, a publicly owned team with 111,000 shareholders, made $25.4 million.

In sports, front-office executives tend to grow silent ...

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