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    “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.


  • 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.

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Plenty of talent left for tonight; two names on my mind

Posted May 9, 2014

Lions offense got better; Bridgewater will define Vikings’ draft

Wisconsin LB Chris Borland

Ryan from Stillwater, MN

Vic, I gotta say it. Ha Ha, I told you so.

Yes, you did, Ryan. The fans called it way back in January. They made the pick and they didn’t wait four months to do it. Bask in your glory, everybody.

David from Fort Atkinson, WI

Forgive me, Packernation, but I’m not sold on Clinton-Dix.

Oh, no. There’ll be none of that. No back-pedaling now. He’s your guy, too.

Bryce from New Berlin, WI

Who in the NFC North helped themselves the most on day one?

Trading back into the first round to draft Teddy Bridgewater gave the Vikings’ first-day picks sex appeal, but the Lions’ selection of Eric Ebron is the one that worries me. Ebron makes an already explosive offense even more difficult to defend. Look at the rankings of the Bears, Packers and Vikings defenses last year. You know what I mean? Those three teams are going to have to make some serious gains on defense to keep up with what the Lions are doing on offense.

Don from Torrington, CT

You called it: Be patient and your safety will come to you.

I’m not clairvoyant. There are lots of donuts in the donut shop.

Nick from Plainwell, MI

Vic, where was the run on quarterbacks? Thought we’d get it early with Bortles going third. Did all the teams just draft smart?

That’s what they did. They surprised me with their discipline. Look at how the players fell. With the exception of a couple of picks, the first round of the draft is a value board. It’s all about value. The trades prove that. Teams are fitting themselves to the pick. They are moving to where the player they want fits because the salary cap demands that they do that. You must not overpay for a player, especially in the first round, which is the money round. Quarterbacks had always been the exception to that rule, but not in this draft.

Nikhil from New Delhi, India

I thought the Lions missed an opportunity to get better but the Vikings may have added the right talent they need to move up from the bottom of the North. Do you think their first two picks change them as a team?

Bridgewater will define the Vikings’ draft, just as Johnny Manziel will define the Browns’ draft. I wasn’t crazy about either guy.

Thomas from Warwick, NY

Do you see the Packers drafting Chris Borland on day two?

Borland is one of two names on my mind heading into tonight. The other name is Weston Richburg. Ted Thompson has been a lights-out drafter in the second round, and he has the picks to jockey into position to do something special tonight. Again, Tony Pauline called it. He said the first round wasn’t deep, and I felt it fall off shortly after the middle of the round, but he said the second round would begin late in the first round and last into the third round, and to that end I see players on the board that will represent outstanding value tonight.

Jason from Grantham, PA

I think Cleveland reached a bit with the pick at 22, but they showed how to really get value out of moving down. Cleveland could finally move out of the bottom of the AFC North.

I liked what they did in 2007 when they picked Joe Thomas third overall and then traded back into the first round to select Brady Quinn at 22. It’s almost as though the Browns were using the 2007 draft as a model for what they did last night. The Browns were hailed for the Quinn draft, just as they’re being praised for their maneuvering to get Manziel, but it’s only good if the player turns out to be good. Now the tough part starts.

Michael from Burleigh Heads, Queensland

Five wide receivers were picked in the first round. I thought they were a dime a dozen. Your thoughts?

In 10 years as the Packers’ GM, Ted Thompson has yet to select a wide receiver in the first round. I don’t remember the Packers being desperate for wide receivers during those years.

Justin from Rochester, MN

Vic, I’ve been following your Packers coverage very closely for a couple of years now. I’m sensing you’re not as excited about the Clinton-Dix pick as you were with Perry or Jones. Am I onto something here? Tell us the truth; we can handle it.

No, you’re not onto something. What you’re sensing is your own anxiety for being accountable for this pick. You want me to lead cheers so you feel better. It’s tough being the man at the top, isn’t it?

Rick from Seattle, WA

Steven Jackson; Eddie Lacy. Jairus Byrd; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Will we be lucky again?

Pay a lot of money in free agency; draft a young and affordable player. It’s not about being lucky; it’s about being smart and patient.

Connor from St. Paul, MN

Vic, I like the Clinton-Dix pick, not because he’s a safety, but because he was the BAP and he fit a need. What do you think about the selection?

I like the pick because value and need meet. Tony said that would happen at 21 and he was right. I think the Packers can accomplish the same tonight.

Jesus from El Paso, TX

Second and third round, who would you like to see get picked up?

I’ve already mentioned Borland and Richburg. Louis Nix is still on the board, which is all about the two-down stigma attached to nose tackles. He has to be a major target of the 3-4 teams tonight. The Steelers have the ammunition to come up for Nix. I expect the Patriots also have interest. Do we get a run on quarterbacks tonight? Will that push value players farther down the order? We haven’t even scratched the surface of the wide receiver crop. Jordan Matthews immediately comes to mind. Tonight is going to be better than last night. The depth in this draft begins tonight.

Chris from De Pere, WI

Was Shazier a reach at 15? I wanted an inside linebacker but I still love the pick and feel it might provide the most immediate impact and upgrade on defense.

When a team jumps up and selects a guy without expiring much of its pick clock, you know they had the guy they’re picking targeted. The Steelers have a role in mind for Ryan Shazier. They wanted that speed. Linebackers are the stars of a 3-4 defense and you can never have enough of them.

Ryan from De Pere, WI

Packernation celebrates.

Celebrates or chortles? I’m getting a lot of chortling.

Rob from Mendota, IL

Vic, Mosley was gone. Who was your pick?

I figured it was between Darqueze Dennard and Ha Ha. I think Dennard hurt himself when he scratched at the Senior Bowl. He didn’t think he needed the Senior Bowl. He put all of his eggs into the combine basket and it backfired. There’s a stigma attached to guys that try to limit their exposure to the scouting process. Look at Aaron Donald. He did it all. He went to the Senior Bowl and dominated. He went to the combine and posted numbers relative to his position that were better than Jadeveon Clowney’s are relative to his position. That’s the kind of guy you want. You want a guy who accepts a challenge and responds.

Emmitt from Madison, WI

Ha Ha. Told you so.

Chortle on, Emmitt, chortle on.


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