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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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Ten things Packers have to do to beat Broncos

Posted Sep 29, 2011

Take a break from sweating the little things and allow yourself the luxury of feeling the joy that comes with having a franchise quarterback.

About half of the teams in the league can say they have one and can proceed without a quarterback controversy surfacing at some point in their season. Have you forgotten what the flip side is like? Nothing beats peace and tranquility at the quarterback position.

Consider the one glaring difference between the Packers and their opponent this week, the Denver Broncos: the Packers have a quarterback that is the unchallenged leader of the team; Broncos fans are buying billboard space to campaign for the third-string guy.

Nothing will divide a team and its fan base as a quarterback controversy will. At some point, the coach has to pick and stick, and that’s when it can start to get real noisy in the stands and in the media.

John Fox, the Broncos’ first-year head coach, is having to deal with the noise in Denver. Fortunately, Fox is experienced in these matters. He had a quarterback controversy in Carolina when he took over there. He picked Jake Delhomme and stuck with him and Delhomme took the Panthers to the Super Bowl.

In Denver, Fox has picked Kyle Orton to be the team’s starter, despite the fan base’s clamoring for the charismatic Tim Tebow, Josh McDaniels’ surprise first-round pick in 2010. It was said that’s the kind of pick that gets a coach fired. McDaniels didn’t make it through the season.

That’s how volatile the quarterback position can be but, hey, you know that from just a few years ago, right? Think back to what it was like. Now listen to the silence. Peace is nice, isn’t it?

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Broncos:

1. Block Von Miller—The second overall pick of this year’s draft is a big-time pass-rusher and play-maker. Aaron Rodgers must be kept upright and safe.

2. Go to a higher level—The Packers have been showing signs of dominance, but need to eliminate the drive-stalling penalties and red-zone failures.

3. Beware of Orton—He’s underrated. When he gets hot, he can become a problem.

4. Start fast—Fox likes to run the ball and shorten the game. He can’t do that if he falls behind.

5. Spread it around—It’ll keep the Broncos and future opponents from keying on one guy.

6. Give it to Starks—He’ll want to erase the memory of last week.

7. Swarm on special teams—Eric Decker has a 90-yard punt-return for a touchdown.

8. Play to the crowd—The energy in Lambeau Field on Sunday should lift the Packers to victory.

9. Feel a sense of urgency—The Broncos aren’t an NFC opponent and might not make your heart beat faster, but you don’t wanna go to Atlanta next week coming off a loss.

10. Beware of gadgets—Tebow adds that dimension.

Additional coverage - Sept. 29
 
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