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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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Survive early, get hot late; that’s the formula

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Trip to Miami punctuates rugged start for Packers


The most daunting stretch of the Packers’ 2014 schedule is punctuated by a game that no doubt caught Mike McCarthy’s eye at first glance.

At Miami, Oct. 12, one o’clock. It’s a northern coach’s nightmare, every bit as bad or worse than a southern coach facing a game in December in Green Bay.

The average temperature for Miami in October is about 85 degrees. The humidity is similar to what it is in Green Bay, if you’re taking a hot shower and you’ve got the bathroom door closed.

McCarthy took his first Packers team, in 2006, to Miami for a one o’clock game on Oct. 22. The temperature at kickoff was 86 degrees. It was hot, Mike Spofford told me, and the Packers won a gut-check game that concluded a 1-6 start for the Dolphins.

It’s the worst time of the season for a northern team to be playing in Florida. Summer is gone in the north and the first cool breezes of fall are beginning to chill the air, but not in Florida. This reporter saw two northern teams that would go on to play in the Super Bowl melt in the Jacksonville heat, one of them against an expansion Jaguars team. Even the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t take it, largely the result of having spent training camp in sweater-weather Oxnard, Calif.

Sept. 21-Oct. 12 is a stretch of four games on the Packers’ schedule that will go a long way toward deciding this team’s fate. If you want to circle something on the schedule, circle those four games, three of which will be against division foes and the fourth a likely test of will.

The NFL likes to do those sorts of things to teams. It likes to create special challenges. It’s about creating drama, and the Packers aren’t the only team in the league facing one. The Seahawks face a late-season, three-game stretch with a trip to Philadelphia sandwiched between critically important games against the 49ers. While the Seahawks are traveling 3,000 miles east to play the Eagles, the 49ers will be crossing the bay to play the Raiders.

Hey, that didn’t happen by mistake. The schedule maker did that on purpose. He can be a bad guy.

How about the poor Raiders? For a seven-week stretch beginning in November, the Raiders are at Seattle, home against Denver, at San Diego, home against Kansas City, at St. Louis, home against San Francisco and at Kansas City. The Raiders will play six games against 2013 playoff teams during that stretch; three of those games will be against teams in last year’s conference title games and, of course, the eventual Super Bowl champion and the team it beat in the Super Bowl. What did Reggie McKenzie do to deserve that kind of punishment?

What we must remember is that for every unfavorable stretch of schedule that can punish a team, there’s a stretch in its schedule that can reward the team. The Packers’ second-half-of-the-season schedule is favorable. It includes five home games, four of which are in a five-week stretch that could become this team’s launching pad into the playoffs.

The path to the playoffs for the Packers would seem to be surviving the first half of the season and getting hot in the second half of the season. Four road trips in the first six weeks of the season, punctuated by that game in Miami, is the challenge. It’s a challenge that will cause McCarthy to be more intent than ever at hitting his training camp targets.

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