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  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.


Vic Ketchman

Vic Ketchman is a veteran of 40 NFL seasons and has covered the Steelers and Jaguars prior to coming to Green Bay.


Chiefs playing for coach's future

Posted Dec 14, 2011

The possibility exists that Kansas City Chiefs players will decide who their next head coach will be.

Romeo Crennel, the team’s defensive coordinator, will coach the Chiefs through the remaining three games of the season. Given Crennel’s relationship with General Manager Scott Pioli, which dates back to a lot of winning seasons in New England, and given Crennel’s experience as a head coach, a strong performance by the Chiefs in the final three games could land Crennel the full-time job.

“I really can’t look beyond these three games,” Crennel said when questioned by Packers media about Crennel’s desire to become the Chiefs’ full-time head coach. “I’m going to do the best I can in these three games and then the guys that make decisions will make whatever decisions they’re going to make. I do believe that how we play in these next three games will impact what they decide.”

Crennel replaces Todd Haley, who was fired on Monday following a 37-10 loss to the Jets. Haley was in his third season as head coach.

Issue No. 1 confronting Crennel is to name a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He’s already decided Tyler Palko will not remain the Chiefs’ starter.

“When there’s change, there’s uncertainty and guys are wondering about their lots in life and their positions and everything, so I tried to assure them as much as I could that wholesale change is not part of the equation. The biggest change I talked to them about is I’m changing the quarterback. I wanted to get that out in front of them so they could focus on football and what they have to do, and not worry about the questions about the quarterback,” Crennel said.

The candidates to replace Palko are veteran Kyle Orton, who the Chiefs claimed off waivers a month ago, and rookie Ricky Stanzi. Orton has already played against the Packers once this season, as a member of the Broncos.

“Kyle is a candidate, even though he’s recovering from a finger (injury). It helps that he’s an experienced quarterback. He’s seen a lot of things. If Kyle can go, we’ll go with Kyle,” Crennel said.

Scoring points, especially since starting quarterback Matt Cassel was lost for the season to injury, has been excruciatingly difficult for the Chiefs. They’ve scored only 45 points in the last six games and never more than 10 in a game.

Defensively, the Chiefs are middle of the road, but defensive end Tamba Hali is one of the game’s top pass-rushers with nine sacks, and the Chiefs’ secondary is 10th in the league against the pass.

“Tamba Hali is a tremendous pass-rusher. He works very hard at his job and his craft. People are trying to give more protection to where he is, but he fights through it and is still able to make plays. Some of our young players are starting to get some pass-rush; Justin Houston, for instance. That’ll help Tamba. That’ll help this defense overall,” Crennel said.

Crennel had quarterback problems during his head-coaching stint in Cleveland. He knows the impact the position has on a team’s fate.

“In this business, they ask you did you win or did you lose? The fact you don’t have your quarterback makes no difference. When I was in Cleveland, I had my fourth QB playing in the game and we lost and they didn’t care that it was the fourth quarterback and the fourth tight end. They asked why didn’t you win? That’s the nature of the beast,” Crennel said.

The 13-0 Packers clearly present a daunting challenge to the injury-depleted Chiefs, but a strong performance against the Packers could give Crennel the inside track to the full-time job. Crennel is considered to be a player’s coach and that makes it likely the Chiefs will play hard for Crennel.

“I think sometimes teams rally around change. We’re not bad. We still have good players and can make plays,” Crennel said. “I think we have a good nucleus here. If we get those guys back, then I think we’re going to be very competitive and we’ll be in the hunt.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 14
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