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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

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It's a good thing for Dez Bryant to get off the field

Posted Dec 19, 2013

This is the week for that trick play


Patrick from Cambridge, MD

This might be my favorite letter of all time: “Dear Kevin, I hope you feel better soon. I am mad at the Steelers because you are my No. 1 player. I am seven years old and love the Bengals and Bearcats. I know you played for the Bearcats and Bengals and I love the teams. I hope that Steeler player loses his house and has to live in his car. Get well soon, Nicholas.”

It’s a tough game for tough guys, kid.

Greg from New Britain, CT

Regarding the postgame handshakes, I’m kind of surprised you prefer the idea of players on different teams really disliking each other. Just yesterday, you mentioned to Roderick that “The honorable way is to congratulate your opponent on his win, and allow him to provide the pat on the back when you are the victor.”

Do that in the locker room with the media after the game. I think it’s important for everyone to get off the field as quickly as possible after the game. I don’t see anything good that can come from hanging around the field.

Steve from Cincinnati, OH

In regards to sportsmanship, what did you think of Dez Bryant’s early departure on Sunday?

He’s a magnificent football player, but he admittedly struggles at controlling his emotions. He’s the perfect example of a guy that needs to get off the field as quickly as possible after a game. More than any sport I’ve ever witnessed, football is an edge sport. It is played by men who work themselves up into a frenzy to play the game. I don’t wanna see that spill over into an ugly incident that could’ve been prevented. Coach Coughlin had a get-off-the-field guy. He made sure guys were moving toward the locker room and not loitering on the field or in the tunnel. That’s smart.

Brad from Neenah, WI

What’s that sound? You hear it? It’s a funny squeaky sound.

Is it the sound of Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone healing?

Theo from Vancouver, Canada

You said the Packers had a trick play for last Sunday but it did not happen. Why did you lie?

They got behind early and couldn’t use it. They’re gonna use it this week.

Scott from Fitchburg, WI

Vic, at what point in the NFL’s history did an injured athlete require medical clearance by a team doctor?

It can probably be traced back to when players first started suing teams for injuries. Remember that story I told about Tom Brzoza? Maybe he caused it.

Dhee from Aesch, WI

Vic, your conversational writing is hard to read. You can learn a lot by reading Mike Spofford’s writing; it’s clear and purposeful, and well thought out. Please stop writing as though you’re speaking to someone out loud. Rather, filter the stream of statements that enter your mind into crisp, imperative sentences that have a place on the page. I read Mike’s articles and not yours because where yours are filled with rah-rah cheerleading rants, his are logical pieces whose introductions lead with his conclusion, are backed up in his body and reinforced in the reprise of his conclusion. That is good writing.

I read everything Mike writes.

 

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