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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

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High Five: Who are the greatest Packers that never were?

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Injuries robbed these five men of great or even greater careers

CB Willie Buchanon

GREEN BAY—This is for the most part a list of the ultra talented but most unfortunate Packers. They were all outstanding players, but not for long enough, and in all but one case it was due to injuries outside their control.

1. Cecil Isbell, B, 1938-42 – He entered the league a year after the legendary Sammy Baugh and matched him statistically and in All-Pro voting for five seasons. Isbell led the NFL in passing his final two seasons and set back-to-back league records for passing yardage. Shortly before the start of training camp in 1943, he abruptly retired to become an assistant coach at Purdue. (A panel of experts voted Baugh the 14th greatest player of all-time in a vote conducted by the NFL Network in 2010.)

2. Willie Buchanon, CB, 1972-78 – He was the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year in 1972 and a key to the Packers winning the NFC Central Division title. He could run, he could cover and he was as physical and crisp a tackler as you’ll ever find at that position. Buchanon was the prototype – what every team was looking for in a corner. But he broke both the tibia and fibula bones in his left leg in the sixth game of his second season, came back and made the Pro Bowl in 1974 and then broke the fibula in his left leg again in 1975. As a rookie, he appeared to be the second coming of Hall of Famer Herb Adderley, and maybe even better. Thereafter, Buchanon was good enough to maybe rank among the top five corners in Packers history, but not among the NFL’s best ever.

3. Eddie Lee Ivery, RB, 1979-86 – He flashed so much potential in training camp as a rookie that his backfield coach, Zeke Bratkowski, said just prior to camp the following summer, “He’s got the ability to cut back that (Gale) Sayers had and that Willie Galimore had.” Sayers might have been the greatest broken field runner in the history of the game and Galimore, another former Bear, wouldn’t be far behind. But Ivery tore up his left knee in the season opener his rookie year and then again in the season opener in 1981 and essentially missed two of his first three seasons. He was a productive, versatile back in six other seasons, but if not for the knee injuries he might have been the greatest running back in Packers history.

4. Nelson Toburen, LB, 1961-62 – He made his first pro start on Nov. 18, 1962, and broke his neck tackling Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas. Toburen fractured the fifth cervical vertebrae and completely dislocated the sixth. At the time, he was the backup at all three linebacker positions, and some of his coaches and teammates thought it was only a matter of time before he’d take someone’s job and achieve stardom. “He would have been All-Pro,” said Adderley. “He was a great athlete.” While soft-spoken, Toburen exuded a steely toughness on the field and in the locker room. One staff member remembered Ray Nitschke starting and then backing down from a locker room confrontation with Toburen.

5. Lynn Dickey, QB, 1976-77, ’79-85 – Tough call here. It could be Sterling Sharpe or Nick Collins, Pro Bowl players viewed as likely Hall of Famers by former GM Ron Wolf if not for the neck injuries that shortened their careers. But Sharpe and Collins each played close to seven years in good health. It could be Robert Brooks, an explosive receiver who caught 102 passes the year before a knee injury short-circuited his career, or maybe cornerback Tim Lewis, a No. 1 pick who had 16 interceptions in three healthy seasons before his neck injury. But Brooks and Lewis didn’t appear to have as high a ceiling as Sharpe and Collins. So Dickey gets the nod. As good as Aaron Rodgers is at it, Dickey might still be the best long-ball passer in the Lambeau Field years (since 1957) of the Packers. Maybe the most picture perfect passer. His arm was special. He was football smart. He had everything but mobility. A traumatic hip injury in Houston and a compound fracture of his left leg in his second season with the Packers left Dickey a sitting duck against any team that could rush the passer. Otherwise, he might have passed his way to much greater heights.

    

 
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