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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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Packers cleaning up, clearing out following loss

Posted Jan 6, 2014

Players put season, run to the playoffs in perspective


GREEN BAY—From Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening and into Monday morning, the Packers locker room went from a determined to a despondent to a nearly desolate place.

That’s how quickly the end arrives in the NFL, and how it looks. Large plastic bags filled with belongings and keepsakes. Cardboard bins filling with the unwanted refuse.

In a span of a little over 18 hours, players begin with a resolute commitment to the cause, have to come to grips with heartbreak, and then must start cleaning both their lockers and their minds, not necessarily in that order.

On Monday, the Packers were looking back in a painful but prideful way.

“In December, the way we’d been playing, it was really not about how you start but how you finish,” tight end Andrew Quarless said. “I think besides the loss, we finished pretty strong. We fought hard, man, every game.”

That they did, and sooner rather than later the 2013 season will be remembered for the borderline miraculous run the Packers made to get into the playoffs – winning two dramatic second-half comebacks with backup QB Matt Flynn and then claiming the NFC North title as Aaron Rodgers returned in Chicago and threw his most memorable pass since Super Bowl XLV – rather than for how agonizingly the run failed to continue.

“People can ridicule our team from different aspects, but you go through what we’ve been though, (injuries) worse than 2010, and still come into the playoffs and lose by a field goal with a second on the clock, … ” outside linebacker Mike Neal said. “I don’t care what nobody says, that’s a hell of a football team, and I’m proud of everybody for that.”

Thoughts like that help with the hurt for some. For others, part of the processing is sticking to business, going through the post-mortem checklist, which includes meetings with coaches and a physical with the medical staff, that was printed out and sitting in each locker when the players arrived Monday.

“You just try and do what’s on your sheet right here,” fullback John Kuhn said. “I’ve got a (morning) exit interview with Coach Mike, so I’m going to do that, and then I have an exit interview with my position coach.

“I’m just going to go down my checklist and check them off, so reality won’t set in until tomorrow or the next day probably.”

The reality is the Packers missed opportunities in all phases of Sunday’s loss to the 49ers. After taking the lead early in the fourth quarter, they allowed a 37-yard return on a perfectly placed kickoff that pinned the 49ers returner right at the pylon. They had a goal-to-go series later that produced only a game-tying field goal rather than a go-ahead TD. They had two third-and-longs on San Francisco’s final drive, both after a potential interception couldn’t be corralled.

“You feel the same way. I don’t think it changes after, what, 18 hours,” said cornerback Micah Hyde, the rookie who had that interception in his hands in San Francisco territory with just over four minutes left. “It’s a tough loss, as a group.

“As an individual, I feel I should have made that play. Like I said, I’ve made that play a million times. I think if that play happened 100 more times, I think I catch that ball 100 times. That’s going to happen. People make mistakes. I’ll move on from it, and I guarantee I’ll learn from it and I’ll be a much better player because of it.”

Whether the Packers will be a better team in 2014 due to what they endured in 2013, only time will tell. The faces will change, as they always do, and those possibilities will be discussed in the coming weeks and months.

In the immediate aftermath of experiencing the season’s most exhilarating and most excruciating moments in one week’s time, the summation is this: the Packers seized a chance that made the year memorable, but didn’t maximize on that chance to make it special.

“Any opportunity that’s missed is hard to swallow,” cornerback Tramon Williams said. “We had a lot of instances where we can go back and say, ah, we should have had this or we should have had that, and we just didn’t come up with it.

“At the same time, those opportunities are going to present themselves again. The Packers have built a team that’s made for going to the playoffs, that’s made (for) going for championships. We’ll be in this situation again, and we just have to make the plays next time around.”

 
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