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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.

    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.


Ask Vic


The best team will win on Sunday

Posted Dec 31, 2013

Kissing in the cold could be problematic

Tim from Rosario, Argentina

Vic, I love that packers.com put up the video of Cobb’s winning TD on the site. I really like two parts of the video: 1.) After the TD it shows Cutler on the bench. Appears his teammate is looking at him for reassurance Bears can win; there is no reassurance on his face. 2.) At the end of video, Larry says, “The Bears are shell-shocked; it is breaking my heart.”

No chortling! Remember the golden rule: Chortle unto others as you would have them chortle unto you.

Tim from Westport, CT

Hey, Vic, long-time 49ers fan who enjoys the history between these teams and reading your columns. I must say, I was surprised by your prediction of a GB win this Sunday. You’re usually more guarded, and I think you are suffering from a desire to beat the Niners after the defeats of the past two years. Don’t underestimate our ability to harass Aaron Rodgers and pound the rock, even if it’s freezing. Also, our special teams are playing lights out. Good luck and may the best team win!

I’m sure it will.

Mark from Wausau, WI

Has Colin Kaepernick ever played in single-digit cold or snow before?

I don’t know, but he might think twice about kissing his bicep on Sunday. His lips might stick to his arm.

Kyle from Richfield, MN

Vic, there is a lot of talk this morning on reseeding the playoffs. I don’t understand the hysteria over it. Where is this argument coming from? Wouldn’t it make divisions meaningless? How is that good for football?

It’s not good for football, it’s good for all of the crybabies that go through this ritual every time a wild-card team with a good record has to play on the road against a team with an average record. Remember New Orleans at Seattle? The crybabies want life to be fair. What a joke. Vic to crybabies: Deal with it!

Todd from Carson City, NV

I never saw Elroy Hirsch play, but I think of him whenever James “Crazy Legs” Starks carries the ball; giant strides in a jumble of knees and elbows. He is fun to watch.

Sometimes I think his legs are going to leave without his body.

Pat from Altoona, WI

Vic, have you had any more dreams since Sunday’s win over the Bears?

I haven’t had any dreams because I can’t sleep more than 10 minutes without being awakened by the sound of my roof making loud cracking noises due to the cold. I’ve never experienced this kind of sustained cold. Fortunately, the press box is a climate-controlled environment. I hope it doesn’t get too stuffy in there this Sunday.

Kevin from Minneapolis, MN

Vic, I love you and your column, but I’m calling (baloney) here. When everyone questioned Coach McCarthy going for two a few weeks ago, you defended it and said every coach in the league would have done the same (not true). This week, a reader suggests not going for two against the Bears (in virtually the same situation score and time wise) was the right move and you also agree that McCarthy made the right move. Which is it?

They’re completely different. The Packers trailed by 16 when they began their fourth-quarter charge against the Vikings. They needed to score a lot of points and two touchdowns and two two-point conversions seemed to be their best chance at sending the game into overtime. Let’s not forget that Matt Flynn was in his first game action since rejoining the Packers, and I think you would agree that the Packers defense was struggling to stop the Vikings; there was no reason to expect the Packers defense to get two three-and-outs and one five-and-out, which is what happened. This past Sunday, both teams were racing up and down the field. A one- or two-point difference was not the big deal an eight- or 10-point difference was in the Vikings game. I stand by what I wrote on both accounts. A one-point conversion guaranteed the Packers would stay within one score of the Bears; a one-point conversion against the Vikings meant the Packers would have to score twice.

Robert from Racine, WI

After the game, Rodgers was interviewed by a lady. One of her comments to him was that some “questioned your toughness.” Where was she coming from to ask such a question?

Maybe she got it from my inbox.

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