Coming Up
  • 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 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

  • 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.


Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


Starks might play on Thursday

Posted Nov 21, 2011

Running back James Starks not only appears to have avoided a serious knee injury, but he might play on Thursday in Detroit.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Starks, who is listed on this week’s injury report with knee and ankle injuries, is “sore” but could be back on the practice field as soon as Tuesday.

“We’ll see what he can do tomorrow at practice,” McCarthy said. “It feels like a normal day after a game. He tested out well and he has a chance to possibly do something on the field. That’s our plan with him.”

Starks went down awkwardly in a pile after getting stopped for no gain with just over three minutes left in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. He had to be helped off the field. On the next snap, quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson with a 40-yard touchdown pass that sealed the 35-26 win.

“It’s better than what it looked,” McCarthy said, referring to Starks’ injury. “If you watch the tape, obviously the TV copy didn’t look very good.”

McCarthy did like the way Starks looked in the game. He rushed for 38 yards on 11 carries and added 53 yards receiving on six catches, both career bests in the receiving category.

On the Packers’ first touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, Starks accounted for a combined 55 yards from scrimmage, touching the ball on six of eight plays – four receptions and two rushes.

“I thought he was good with the ball in his hands … not only running the ball but the checkdowns, which to me is an extension of the run game,” McCarthy said. “He’s making people miss. He’s stepping out of arm tackles.

“We didn’t have 100 percent clean looks yesterday running the football, but I think James is getting better and stronger each week, and hopefully he can play this week.”

Two other additions to the injury report did not seem to have McCarthy concerned. Receiver Greg Jennings and left tackle Marshall Newhouse are both listed with knee injuries, but McCarthy said he expects both to play.

The Packers will return to the practice field for non-padded workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday to get ready for the Lions in this abbreviated workweek. Monday was not the usual day-after film review day but was more focused on game-plan meetings for Detroit.

McCarthy said the position coaches will review the Tampa Bay film with players individually, but it won’t be glossed over, particularly after the defense gave up 455 yards.

“We don’t react any differently to the way we grade the tape based on the outcome of the game,” McCarthy said. “We have to do some things better. There is a tendency of too many yards on defense, yes. We’re addressing it, and we’re working on it.”

More time will be spent in meeting rooms and walk-throughs than at practice to ease the physical toll on the players. McCarthy, who is preparing the Packers for a Thanksgiving game for the third time in the last five seasons, called it a “mental week” as the team wraps up the vaunted three-games-in-11-days stretch.

“I’m not going to lose the game on Tuesday and Wednesday because we practiced too much,” he said.

“We’ve got one game. The last two are in the past. We knew the Tampa game was going to be a little bit of a hump game, and it was.”

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