The Great Depression in the 1930s severely affected and destroyed countless global economies, but it also diminished a lot of football teams within the National Football League (NFL). Many football franchises within small and large cities entered and folded within the NFL during this time, yet the Green Bay Packers would prove to be the only small-town city franchise to survive. Though there were pressures from NFL and the financial distress of the Great Depression, the Green Bay Packers earned their spot in the league directly from the support of their fans and the winning chemistry of the team.1 This project will examine how the Great Depression and the National Professional Football League affected the franchises across the U.S. in comparison to the Green Bay Packers. These factors would be mostly financial. However, there would be regulation changes made by the NFL, who desired an unified league. We will look at certain football teams and their fate (whether the teams were from a large or small city and if they folded, acquired by another city, or survived) within the NFL during the Great Depression. We will argue that the Green Bay Packers had the winning formula to stay in the running when other city franchises crashed and burned in the early 1930s.  This winning formula was contingent on the success of the team, support of the fans and community, and the use of the stock sales and season ticket sales.2