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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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'Mr. Football' has become 'Mr. Consistent'

Posted Aug 6, 2012

Mike McCarthy referred to him as “Mr. Consistent.” In high school, Brandon Saine was known as “Mr. Football.”

The roads Saine followed to Ohio State as the No. 1 prep star in Ohio, and to the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent, run in opposite directions. Coming out of high school, Saine was a prized recruit. He could’ve played anywhere in the Big Ten and beyond.

Success accompanied him, but not to the degree that was expected. Saine carved out enough of a career at Ohio State to gain 1,408 yards rushing and win four letters, but not enough to be drafted into the NFL.

The Packers saw something they liked. Maybe it was Saine’s aptitude for the game. Maybe it was his exemplary lifestyle and captaincy at Ohio State.

Maybe it was because Packers running backs aren’t cast as stars. They are expected to be smart, do-it-all backs that aren’t above protecting the player that is cast as the star, the quarterback.

“Brandon Saine is ‘Mr. Consistent.’ He does it every day. He’s such a pro for a young player. Doesn’t say much. He’s strictly business. I just love his approach. He’s made the gains physically from Year 1 to Year 2. I think he’s having an excellent camp,” McCarthy said.

Whatever the Packers saw in Saine, their vision was spot on. He’s perfect for their needs.

“I just think it’s the hard work I put in and trying to get better every day. If I do mess up, it’s fixing it the next time,” Saine said when asked to describe the qualities that make him the consistent performer he is.

He came out of nowhere last year to earn significant playing time on a defending Super Bowl champion that came within a win of an undefeated regular season. He was released in final cuts and then signed to the Packers practice squad. At midseason, he was signed to the active roster and a few weeks later he was in the Packers backfield on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit.

By season’s end, Saine had rushed 18 times for 69 yards, caught 10 passes for 69 yards and was being mentioned prominently by Coach McCarthy in plans for the Packers’ future at running back. At one point in the spring, McCarthy went so far as to suggest Saine was the position’s top performer.

The position would seem to belong to James Starks, a man of extreme athletic gifts and physique. Behind him is Alex Green, a third-round pick in 2011 who possesses classic in-the-hole explosiveness.

Saine? He’s running third, it would seem, unless all those passes he never seems to drop and all of those mistakes he never seems to commit have him actually higher on the depth chart than we might think. You never know.

“Right now, I’m the kind of guy that keeps taking what you give to me. I don’t want to look too far ahead,” he said.

Smart? Just spend some time in conversation with him. Ask him about his economics degree. No “Tattoogate” here.

Thursday night in San Diego, Saine will likely carry the football early and often in the Packers preseason opener. Hey, maybe he’ll even lead the team in rushing in the preseason. You never know.

“I feel like I have a chance to show what my performance level is,” he said. “I think I can handle any situation I’m handed. I have that kind of faith in myself.”

How about that tag, “Mr. Consistency”? Isn’t that a little restrictive? Does he like that?

“I do like it. I have to use that going forward, to make sure I don’t let anyone down,” Saine said.

Expectations would seem to be increasing.

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