Why are the Green Bay Packers the only professional football team to publish and distribute an annual report?
The January 27, 2011, edition of the New York Times contains an article by Richard Sandomir
entitled “N.F.L. Finances, as Seen Through Packers’ Records.” The author of the article discusses the
fact that the Green Bay Packers are the only NFL team that publicly publishes its annual report.
Read the article and answer the following questions.
a. Why are the Green Bay Packers the only professional football team to publish and distribute an
b. Why is the football players’ labor union particularly interested in the Packers’ annual report?
c. In addition to the players’ labor union, what other outside party might be interested in the annual report?
d. Even though the Packers’ revenue increased in recent years, the company’s operating profit fell
significantly. How does the article explain this decline?