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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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Best by numbers: No. 36

Posted Jun 7, 2011

Packers.com is letting you, the fan, give us some answers in our “Best by numbers” series. Our website staff has compiled a list of eight numbers worn by notable players from different eras, and it’s up to you to vote for the best player to wear each number.

The ballot is on the right side of the page, and on the home page.

In the vote on the previous installment, No. 31, history trumped recent familiarity, as Hall of Famer Jim Taylor captured roughly 75 percent of the vote to easily outdistance Al Harris. The first vote, on No. 30, went the other way, as Ahman Green topped Hall of Famer Clarke Hinkle.

Which way will you lean next? Here’s No. 36.

Mike Michalske (1929-35, 1937)

Michalske wore at least nine different numbers during his eight years with the Packers, but he wore No. 36 for three of those years so we’ll discuss him here.

Known as “Iron Mike” because he never came out of the game, Michalske played fullback, guard, end and tackle as an All-America at Penn State in 1925. A pro for three years before signing with the Packers in 1929, Michalske was named All-NFL five times with Green Bay, including all three years the Packers won their first three championships (1929-31).

Back then, guard was considered the toughest position in football, because on offense he had to block the opponent’s biggest defender, and on defense he was key to stopping the run. Michalske took it a step further and also chased down quarterbacks in the backfield, helping to convince coach Curly Lambeau to use fullbacks as guards for their quickness and explosiveness.

If you’re still wondering what made Michalske so special, consider this: In 1964, he became the first guard ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That says it all.

LeRoy Butler (1990-2001)

Drafted in the second round out of Florida State in 1990, Butler quickly became a fan favorite as well as a Pro Bowl safety after converting from cornerback. He’s perhaps best remembered for inventing the “Lambeau Leap,” when he jumped into the south end zone stands after taking a lateral from Reggie White, who had recovered an Oakland fumble, and running for a touchdown in 1993.

A blitzer, run-stopper, cover man and signal-caller all rolled into one, Butler likely would have become the first player in NFL history to record 40 interceptions and 20 sacks had a broken shoulder blade not ended his career midway through the 2001 season. He finished his career with 38 interceptions and 20.5 sacks, emerging as a defensive leader on the 1996 Super Bowl championship team with five interceptions and 6.5 sacks, second on the team in both categories.

Named to the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 1990s, Butler was a four-time first-team All-Pro and has been on the preliminary list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recent years, but he hasn’t advanced to the latter stages of the selection process. Former GM Ron Wolf has gone on record stating he’d put Butler in the Hall in a heartbeat for the way he pioneered a new breed of the all-everything defensive back.

Nick Collins (2005-present)

Donning No. 36 just three years after Butler’s retirement, Collins was potentially destined to live in his predecessor’s shadow. They were both second-round draft picks, selected three spots apart (Butler 48th, Collins 51st).

A starter from day one, however, Collins has forged his own identity as a playmaker and relatively soft-spoken defensive leader. He has missed just three games in his six-year career, and after intercepting just four passes in his first 47 professional games (including playoffs), he has picked off 18 in his last 53 contests.

His best season statistically came in 2008, when he intercepted seven passes and ran back three for touchdowns, tying a team record and breaking the team mark for interception return yards in one season, with 295. He had six more interceptions in 2009 and then capped off 2010 with an interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV.

There they are. Don’t forget to vote at the top of the page.

 
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