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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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One on One with Brett Goode

Posted Dec 14, 2013

Brett Goode sat down with packers.com Editor Vic Ketchman to provide fans with this look at the Packers' long snapper

Q. What’s it like being a long snapper?

A. It’s a lot of fun getting to play in NFL games and getting to work with both Mason and Tim has been a blast over the years to bond with them and be able to be a part of the situational aspects of the football game a lot of people don’t know a lot about.

Goode bikes to a 2011 training camp practice

Q. What do you do at practice? Does it get boring?

A. Well I think every job does at some point get boring, but I think the thing we focus on is just trying to get better and not over-doing yourself, but obviously staying atop your game. You have to get better and improve each week.

Q. Pressure?

A. Technically, to the eye of the general fan, yes. If I don’t get the laces right on the field goal, I don’t consider that a real good snap. If the snaps offset and then Tim asks me to move left or right, in my eyes it’s not a good snap as well. It’s stuff like that that I really am trying to improve on.

Q. What position did you play in high school?

A. Center and long snapper at Fort Smith Northside, AR.

Q. What’s a good snap time?

A. Between .7 and.75 seconds.

Q. How about on a placement snap?

A. Never timed it; it’s the whole operation that you want to get under 1.25-1.30 seconds.

Q. How did you come to join the Packers?

A. A guy actually got hurt in the last preseason game here and I came in and tried out with a couple of other guys and won the job. The next week was the first game of Monday Night Football in 2008. I had gotten cut by Jacksonville in June so I didn’t go through training camp with anybody.

Q. How long do you think you can play in the league?

A. As long as they let me; as long as I stay healthy and consistent and keep improving, I think I can continue my career. It means a lot, personally, in getting cut twice, knowing how hard it is to get in and then seeing it as a revolving door. Guys come in for other positions and you see them kind of come and go a lot quicker than what the average fan would see because you see the constant transition, especially with the training camp going from 90 to 53, and now 46 dressing and being able to be a part of that. Knowing what goes into that internally, it means a lot.

Goode after the Packers' Super Bowl XLV win

Q. What’s given you the biggest thrill of your career?

A. The Super Bowl. You grew up watching that and being able to be a part of that was pretty memorable. I still think about Dallas. We haven’t been there since winning the Super Bowl. I have great memories there. I grew up being a Dallas fan because that was the area there and that was all you really had on TV. To do that in their stadium was pretty memorable.

Q. Do you ever feel unappreciated?

A. I don’t really think that because most of the people that have that mindset don’t really understand the aspects of the game, the intricate details that go into everything; they just see the scoring of the points from the quarterbacks and a couple of big plays and turnovers. As long as I know I’m helping out the guys that I’m around closely, helping them do their job, I’m good.

Q. What do wind and cold mean to long snapping?

A. That’s for anyone who touches the ball. You have to keep your hands warm and play the wind a little bit. Tim helps out a lot; it’s both of us working together and knowing through a lot of repetition, doing the same thing over and over, knowing which way the ball will move with the wind. It may not be perfect but you really want to hone in on the details of it.

"It's been a dream come true. Every day I wake up, you're living the dream."

Q. If you could play another position, what would it be?

A. The closest thing I’ve ever played is offensive line so I think that would be it. I’m not big enough to do that but I think I would pick up on that more than anything else. I played running back in Pop Warner and then I kind of got slower as the years went on, so I had different positions.

Q. What will you do after football?

A. Move back home. I definitely want to be back home in Fort Smith. There are a couple of options. I could do something in sales. I don’t know if I really want to travel but I want to have a family one day and really be able to support them and just be able to be back there. It’s been a dream come true. Every day I wake up, you’re living the dream. Playing the game for a living and making a lot of money doing it. The weather and stuff, you manage that just like you do any other job, especially outdoor jobs. I was looking out my window and there were construction workers on the roof, putting up stuff, and I was thinking I could be doing that. It’s got to be brutally cold but those guys have to do that because that’s what they do for a living. I think the community here has so much support and the best fans that you could possibly ask for, the best organization; everything is first class.


 
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