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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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Vic Ketchman

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

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'New' Lions focused on win, fifth seed

Posted Dec 28, 2011


The Lions will be playing a game at Lambeau Field this Sunday that will have importance, but they could find themselves back at Lambeau Field two weeks later for a game that might define their season.

Only three years removed from a winless season, the 10-5 Lions have clinched a place in the playoffs and will clinch the fifth seed in the NFC with a win over the Packers this Sunday. With a loss, the Lions would likely fall to No. 6. Either way, a win in the first round of the playoffs could send the Lions back to Green Bay for a divisional round game.

“We’re certainly not thinking about anything but winning the game. Five is better than six and the No. 1 reason is there’s a possibility we could host an NFC title game. It’s unlikely but you want to give yourself that possibility,” Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz told Packers media on Wednesday.

Schwartz is making sure his team’s focus doesn’t stray from this Sunday’s game, but who in Detroit hasn’t already flashed forward to the postseason? After all, the Lions haven’t been in the playoffs since 1999, when the team was still playing its games in the Silverdome.

Focus has been the buzz word for the Lions since Thanksgiving when, in a loss to the Packers, a stomping incident by defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh brought national attention to the Lions, caused Suh to be suspended for two games and threatened to ruin the Lions’ season. Impressively, Schwartz rallied his team to three wins in four games, and the Lions will come to Green Bay this week off a 38-10 scorching of what was a red-hot Chargers team.

This, we are to believe, is a different Lions team from the one the Packers dismantled on Thanksgiving. Since then, the Lions have found discipline.

“We understood what it was doing to our team. We can’t win when we do that and we’re all here to win. We’ve done a great job of limiting those the last couple of weeks,” quarterback Matt Stafford said of post-play penalties, such as Suh’s famous stomp of Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith.

“You can’t lose your composure. We had a couple of situations at the end of the San Diego game that we were very comfortably in the lead and we were going to win the game, and there were situations that arose on the field and our players did a good job of walking away from those,” Schwartz said.

Be that as it may: “This is football. We’re not playing chess. This is not social club. We’re trying our best to physically beat the person in front of us,” Schwartz added.

Schwartz and Stafford talked as though the plan on Sunday does not include resting players.

“It would give us the fifth seed in the playoffs. That alone would be big for us. We’d finish the regular season with 11 wins instead of 10,” Schwartz said.

The Packers?

“Whether they rest guys, it doesn’t really matter to us,” Stafford said.

The Lions opened their season in the heat of Tampa and will finish the regular season in icy conditions in Green Bay. A dome team, the Lions haven’t played a game this season in conditions similar to what they’ll face on Sunday, but Schwartz expressed no concern.

“You win with good players that are well-coached and not because you’re used to hot or cold. I’m sure weather will be an issue, but it won’t change our preparation,” he said.

It’s a game, however, that will prepare them to play outdoors in the postseason, especially if they are to return to Lambeau two weeks later.

Additional coverage - Dec. 28
 
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