Coming Up
  • 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.

  • 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 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


Ask Vic


Packers, Cowboys in must-win game for both teams

Posted Dec 10, 2013

Seek calm and help yourself get through the week

Mark from Stewartville, MN

Vic, will the fact the Bears thumped the Cowboys make Dallas a tougher opponent this Sunday?

I think it will. The Cowboys are now a desperate team. They must win. The Packers must win. This will be a game between two teams that must win. It’s perfect.

Trent from Roundup, MT

If Rodgers doesn’t play against Dallas and the Packers lose and the Lions win, do you think Mike McCarthy will just leave Rodgers out for the season so he doesn’t get hurt again?

You’re late, Trent. The train left without you.

Mark from Indianapolis, IN

Vic, I think you need to travel to Indianapolis quickly. This past weekend, at a local Packer Backer function, I watched a man get so upset watching the game that he was actually shaking while he yelled at the TV. It would have been almost funny had it not looked like he might actually die. We had to move to another part of the room because my young son was terrified. This week (if I even go back), I’ll secretly slip him some of your articles. Amazing!

He probably didn’t like one of the play calls. It was probably a run and he wanted a pass, or maybe it was a pass and he wanted a run. It was one or the other.

Viceroy from Seattle, WA

Vic, I am hoping so very much the Packers make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl this year. I cried myself to sleep the past month after each Packers loss. Do you think Rodgers will come back for the playoffs? I believe the Packers are gonna let Flynn win the rest of the games and let Aaron come back for the playoffs and then look out. What do you think?

I think you should go up the Space Needle and enjoy that beautiful view of Puget Sound. The world looks much bigger up there, and it’ll have a calming effect and it’ll help get you through the other six days of the week.

Eric from Marinette, WI

Love the column, Vic. There was talk on the radio this morning about the Bears QB situation, and that a player should not lose his job due to injury. That statement is made by the media all the time, but I don’t agree. Where do you stand on guys losing their position due to injury?

If I was a coach, I would not have that rule. My No. 1 rule would be that all decisions are made in the best interest of the team, not the individuals, and any individuals that don’t buy into that rule need to not be on the team.

Matt from Appleton, WI

As a guy whose mindset also needs to change, I was looking for a silver lining to the lack of hitting and noticed that the Packers are among the top 10 in the league for fewest penalties. Meanwhile, the Seahawks are in the bottom third. Are penalties a necessary evil for hard-hitting defenses, or can you have hard hitting and discipline that minimizes them?

A long time ago, I had a running argument with a reporter friend of mine about teams that got a lot of penalties for being, shall we say, overly aggressive. I would say to my friend, “You have to do those things to win.” He would shake his head in dissent. This went on for a few years until one day he offered a compromise: “You don’t have to do those things to win,” he said, “but teams that win do those things.” I said, “I can live with that.”

Jerry from Wilmington, NC

Vic, what’s the NFL’s policy on removing snow from the field of play? Also, are holders allowed to clear a path for kickers?

You are not permitted to have a convict on a snowplow clear a spot for your kicker to kick a game-winning field goal.

Andy from Sherwood, WI

Vic, can you tell me why the Cowboys offensive line, under Tom Landry, got set, stood up and then got set again prior to the snap? It seems that no other team copied the Cowboys, so I’m wondering if it had any benefit other than looking unique.

It was a timing device during the run-the-ball era, when it was critical that offensive lines come off the ball low, hard and together. That little up-down move was made in unison and was symbolic of the unity required to move the line of scrimmage.

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