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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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Next four weeks will define Packers defense

Posted Dec 3, 2013

Packers need to win the battle of the hitting

Brooks from Oklahoma City, OK

I think the last four weeks have proven this defense is still soft. Your thoughts?

It’s not the same defense I saw during the Packers’ four-game winning streak. I saw a defense that stood toe to toe with the Ravens. I saw a defense against the Lions that was more physical than the Lions were. I saw a defense shut down Adrian Peterson. Where did that defense go? It’s a question that will be answered by how the Packers defense plays down the stretch. Which is the real Packers defense? We’re going to find out in December.

Anthony from Janesville, WI

Vic, I think the Packers will be angry on Sunday after being embarrassed on Thanksgiving. Maybe we will see a team that likes to hit people.

If you don’t win the battle of the hitting, you can’t win anything more than the game, and that’s not enough because winning the game only lasts one week. Points come and go; they can be schemed. Hitting lasts; it defeats schemes.

Jack from Highland Heights, KY

Vic, you still question Russell Wilson’s arm strength. You are a joke. If you don’t like the guy, just say it, don’t make up a stupid observation. I am also sick of your players, not plays lingo. That makes zero sense.

OK.

Rafe from Brentwood, TN

My smart phone is forecasting snow and very cold on Sunday. Good or bad for our guys?

If it’s not good for the Green Bay Packers to play a game in the cold and in the snow in Lambeau Field in December, then something is dreadfully wrong.

John from Hillsborough, NJ

Do you think this defensive philosophy of Dom Capers’ (3-4 using tweeners) just doesn’t work nowadays?

It’s working in San Francisco. The 49ers are No. 6 overall, 11th against the run and fourth against the pass. It’s working again in Pittsburgh. After a horrible start to the season, the Steelers defense is back to a very respectable 13th overall and held Matt Stafford to 35 yards passing in the second half of the win over the Lions. Houston is No. 3 overall, No. 2 against the pass. The 4-3 is a time-honored defense. Carolina plays the 4-3 and it’s No. 1 in the league. Either one will work. I just prefer the 3-4 because I think it offers more flexibility.

Garrett from Menomonie, WI

Vic, draft and develop has been a flop and I blame the oversized egos of Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson entirely. It’s time to use free agency like any other reasonable team does. I’d like to hear you disagree.

I disagree.

Michelle from La Crosse, WI

I’m tired of the hurt, tired of the pain, tired of the fans who do nothing but blame. Every season ends the same, leaving us sad, low and lame, yet excited how close we came. I don’t like the quit talk, but we can’t walk the walk, so lower the season’s ceiling, and control your feelings. Thank you.

I like to watch.

William from Savannah, GA

Last week, I completed a half marathon while in the middle of a course of chemotherapy. I struggled during the race physically, I’ll admit, but I never thought of quitting. It just isn’t something I would consider, but it wasn’t until I caught up on the last few days of “Ask Vic” and saw the comments suggesting it would be better to quit than try to win every remaining game that I really got nauseous.

It was on a Monday, the week of the 2003 NFL draft, that my oncologist gave me the good news: I wouldn’t have to go to my scheduled chemo treatment the next day; I was done. I was so overjoyed, so charged with emotion that I went home, put on my jogging shoes and started running. I was certain I would run longer and faster than I ever had in my life, that’s how good I felt. Two minutes and 40 seconds later, I stopped. I barely had enough stamina to walk home. I remember it as though it was yesterday. Quitting sticks with us.


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