I'm just a 20 year old girl who lives in Green Bay, WI going to school at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. I am originally from La Crosse, WI. I love the Green Bay Packers. My all time favorite player is Jerry Kramer. My current favorite is Jordy Nelson.

 

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2010

PACKERS BRING THE LOMBARDI TROPHY BACK HOME TO GREEN BAY, AARON RODGERS NAMED SUPER BOWL MVP:

Green Bay’s 2010 off-season was mainly concentrated on improving their faulty offensive line. In the season opener, the Packers faced an Eagles team that was playing without quarterback Donovan McNabb for the first time in a decade. However, the O-line failed to deliver again as Rodgers took three sacks in the first half and also threw an interception. Meanwhile, Philadelphia’s new quarterback, Kevin Kolb, was pulled with a concussion and replaced by Michael Vick. After a while, the Packers’ defense adjusted to him and Green Bay pulled off a 27-20 win, their first in Philadelphia since 1962. Second-year linebacker Clay Matthews (who knocked Kolb down) delivered an impressive performance in the game. After an easy win over Buffalo in Week 2, the Packers traveled to Chicago for a Monday Night matchup with their oldest rival. However, Green Bay exhibited very poor discipline and was plagued by numerous penalties, which had been a persistent problem ever since Mike McCarthy became head coach in 2006. The Packers lost the game 20-17. After this loss, the team returned home to face the 0-3 Lions in Week 4. They escaped with a 28-26 win, but it was an embarrassment to have given up that many points to a team that had not won in Green Bay since 1991 and which had won just two games over the last two seasons. The Packers’ woes continued in Washington the next week. Clay Matthews ran Donovan McNabb down repeatedly in the first half of the game, but was then pulled with a hamstring sprain. This took most of the pressure off the Redskins’ offense and the game tied at 13-13. Two minutes into overtime, Rodgers threw an interception and was knocked to the ground by Redskins defensive end Jeremy Jarmon with a concussion. Redskins kicker Graham Gano then booted a 33-yard field goal to win the game 16-13. Matthews and other key defensive players were missing from the Week 6 game at home versus Miami, leading to another overtime loss (23-20).

In Week 7, the injury-thinned team hosted Minnesota on Sunday Night. Once again, Brett Favre was booed by the crowd at Lambeau, but the outcome would be different this time as Green Bay took advantage of their opponent’s miscues (including three Favre interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown) to win 28-24. Following this emotional game, the Packers gained a surprise 9-0 win over the 6-1 New York Jets by kicking three field goals and shutting an opponent out on the road for the first time since 1991.

In Week 9, the Packers returned home for another Sunday Night game, this time with the struggling 1-7 Cowboys. Green Bay quickly marched out to two touchdowns in the first quarter, en route to a 45-7 crushing of their opponent. Following their bye week, the Packers headed to Minnesota for a rematch with the Vikings, who virtually laid down in much the same manner as Dallas. Green Bay quickly buried them 31-3, causing their head coach, Brad Childress, to be fired. It was the second consecutive game in which the team that lost to the Packers fired their head coach afterwards, as Wade Phillips had been fired by the Cowboys after their loss to the Packers.

Next came a difficult road battle with the 8-2 Atlanta Falcons, in which the Packers lost a close one 20-17. After routing San Francisco, the Packers headed to Detroit. What looked like an easy win proved anything but when Rodgers was knocked out with a concussion during a quarterback sneak and replaced by Matt Flynn. The latter was unable to get anything going as Green Bay lost a defensive struggle 7-3, falling to the Lions for the first time since 2005. Rodgers was then ruled out for the Week 15 game at New England.

Despite dire predictions, the Packers marched out to an early lead and the game remained close throughout. Flynn threw three touchdown passes, but in the end, Tom Brady's greater experience prevailed as the Patriots won 31-27. This game was nonetheless a turning point for the Packers, having been inspired by nearly beating the best team in the NFL when no one gave them a remote chance.

With an 8-6 record, the Packers needed to win their last 2 games to gain the #6 seed, the last seed, in the NFC playoffs. The Packers easily beat the New York Giants at home 45-17 and then hosted the rival Bears for the final game of the season. The Packers won the defensive struggle 10-3, sealing the Packers’ playoff berth.

In the wild card round, the Packers had to travel to Philadelphia to play the hot Eagles, led by Michael Vick. Rodgers threw for 3 touchdowns and rookie halfback James Starks had a 100+ yard running game. Tramon Williams had an interception in the closing minutes sealing a Packer victory, 21-16.

The next game was against the Falcons in Atlanta. Atlanta was the #1 seed and was favored to beat Green Bay, but the Packers shocked the Atlanta fans by having a 28-14 lead at halftime, with Tramon Williams returning an interception for a touchdown in the final seconds of the first half. The Packers scored on the opening drive of the second half and the Falcons never recovered, as Green Bay rolled to a 48-21 win, sending the Packers to the NFC Championship game.

The NFC North Championship game would be against the Bears in Chicago, in what was considered by almost everyone the biggest game ever in the Packers-Bears 90-year old rivalry. The Packers scored on the opening drive on a touchdown run by Rodgers, and scored again in the second quarter on a run by Starks, giving the Packers a 14-0 lead at halftime. The defense was able to knock Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler out of the game with a knee injury and soon after also knocked out back-up Todd Collins. In the 4th quarter, the Bears rallied with 3rd-string quarterback Caleb Hanie. However, two key interceptions, one by defensive tackle B.J. Raji returned for a touchdown, and another by Sam Shields with less than a minute left, sealed the NFC North championship for the Packers, who won 21-14.

Super Bowl XLV was an American football game between theAmerican Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelersand the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the2010 season. The Packers defeated the Steelers by the score of 31–25. The game was played on February 6, 2011, at Cowboys Stadium inArlington, Texas, the first time the Super Bowl was played in theDallas–Fort Worth area.

Unlike other matchups, this game featured two title-abundant franchises: coming into the game, the Packers held the most NFL championships with 12 (9 league championships prior to the Super Bowl era and 3 Super Bowl championships), while the Steelers held the most Super Bowl championships with 6. The Packers entered their fifth Super Bowl in team history, and became the first number 6-seeded team in the NFC to compete in the Super Bowl, after posting a 10–6 regular season record. The Steelers finished the regular season with a 12–4 record, and advanced to a league-tying 8th Super Bowl appearance.

Green Bay dominated most of the first half of Super Bowl XLV, jumping to a 21–3 lead before Pittsburgh cut it down to 21–10 just before halftime. Then after the teams exchanged touchdowns, the Steelers pulled within 28–25 midway through the fourth quarter with wide receiver Mike Wallace's 25-yard touchdown reception from quarterbackBen Roethlisberger and a two-point conversion. But the Packers answered with Mason Crosby's 23-yard field goal with 2:07 remaining, and then prevented the Steelers from scoring on their final drive of the game. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP, completing 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns.

The broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on Fox averaged about 111 million viewers, breaking the then-record for the most-watched program in American television history.The game’s attendance was 103,219, short of the Super Bowl record 103,985 set in Super Bowl XIV at theRose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The halftime show featured the American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, with additional performances by Usher and Slash.

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1966

PACKERS GO 12-2 & CRUISE TO THE SUPER BOWL, CRUSH THE CHIEFS 35-10 TO WIN THE FIRST SUPER BOWL IN NFL HISTORY:

1966 would prove one of the most important years ever for both the Packers and the NFL as a whole. In 1959, Lamar Hunt and several others, frustrated at the league’s lack of interest in expansion, began a rival organization, the American Football League. The AFL was initially laughed at by the NFL, but by 1965 were a serious competitor and began engaging in bidding wars for top college players. This culminated in the New York Jets offering Alabama QB Joe Namath a then unheard of $400,000 contract. During the spring of 1966, NFL and AFL heads met and agreed to an eventual merger into one big league, but only when the latter was deemed up to parity. Until then, the champions of both leagues would meet on a neutral site in January to determine the ultimate champion.

The Packers meanwhile had one of the finest seasons in franchise history, finishing 12-2 and with Bart Starr being named league MVP. They met the Eastern Conference winner Dallas Cowboys in the Cotton Bowl for the NFL championship. This celebrated game saw the Packers win 34-27. The Packers went on to defeat the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in Super Bowl I at the LA Coliseum. Bart Starr was named the game’s MVP.

The First AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professiona lfootball, later known as Super Bowl I and referred to in some contemporary reports as the Supergame, was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles,California. The National Football League (NFL) champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League (AFL) championKansas City Chiefs by the score of 35–10.

Coming into this game, considerable animosity remained between the AFL and NFL, thus the teams representing the two rival leagues (Kansas City and Green Bay, respectively) felt pressure to win. The Chiefs posted an 11–2–1 record during the 1966 AFL season, and defeated the Buffalo Bills, 31–7, in 1966 AFL Championship Game. The Packers finished the 1966 NFL season at 12–2, and defeated theDallas Cowboys, 34–27, in the 1966 NFL Championship Game. Still, many sports writers and fans believed any team in the older NFL was vastly superior to any club in the upstart AFL, so expected Green Bay would blow out Kansas City.

The first half of Super Bowl I was competitive, as the Chiefs out-gained the Packers in total yards, 181–164, to come within 14–10 at halftime. But Green Bay safety Willie Wood's 50-yard interception return early in the third quarter sparked the Packers to score 21 unanswered points in the second half. Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr, who completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, with 1 interception, was named Super Bowl MVP.

It is the only Super Bowl to have been simulcast in the United States by two networks: NBC had the rights to nationally televise AFL games, while CBS held the rights to broadcast NFL games; both networks were allowed to televise the game. The first Super Bowl’s entertainment largely consisted of college bands, instead of featuring popular singers and musicians as in more recent Super Bowls.

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The Green Bay Packers today announced the schedule for 2014 Packers Training Camp, Presented by Bellin Health. As in the past, practices are scheduled to take place at Ray Nitschke Field and Packers Family Night will be at Lambeau Field.
With a theme of “Back to Football,” training camp kicks off with an 8:20 a.m. practice on Saturday, July 26. After the opening session, morning practices beginning at 8:20 a.m. are also scheduled for July 27, 28, 30, 31 and Aug. 1.
The Packers will hold Family Night at Lambeau Field on Saturday, Aug. 2. The following week the team will have three open practices (5:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, 12 p.m. on Aug. 5, 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 6) on Nitschke Field prior to the preseason opener at Tennessee on Aug. 9.
Following the preseason contest against the Titans, Green Bay will hold two open practices, 12 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 13, before heading into the preseason contest at St. Louis on Aug. 16.
The Packers will have three practices (12 p.m. on Aug. 18, 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 19, 10:15 a.m. on August 21) leading into the preseason home opener vs. Oakland on Aug. 22. The team will wrap up training camp with an 11:45 a.m. practice on Aug. 25 and a 10:15 a.m. practice on Aug. 27 before the preseason finale vs. Kansas City on Aug. 28.
Should inclement weather or any other factor force the team indoors, practices will be closed to the public due to space limitations inside the Don Hutson Center. Please also note that all practice dates and times are subject to change.
The annual Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health, is scheduled for Saturday evening, Aug. 2, at Lambeau Field. The event will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The format for this year’s event has been changed from a scrimmage to a full practice to accomplish the team’s preparation goals for the regular season. The event will include 11-on-11 sessions that will feature full contact. The evening activities get underway in the stadium at 5:30 p.m., followed by on-field warm-ups at 6:25 p.m., introductions at 7:30 p.m. and the practice at 7:45 p.m.
The team’s two home preseason games, also presented by Bellin Health, are slated for Aug. 22, vs. Oakland, and Aug. 28, vs. Kansas City. The Packers’ two road preseason contests are at Tennessee, Aug. 9, and at St. Louis, Aug. 16.
Important dates on the preseason calendar include:

Friday, July 25 – Players report


Friday, July 25 – Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s season-opening press conference, 10 a.m.


Friday, July 25 – Packers 1K Kids Run, 6 p.m.; Movie Night at Lambeau Field featuring “Despicable Me 2,” 7 p.m.


Saturday, July 26 – First practice, 8:20 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field


Saturday, July 26 – Packers 5K Run at Lambeau Field, 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 2 – Family Night, Lambeau Field


Wednesday, Aug. 27 – Last practice open to public, 10:15 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field

According to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and a 2010 study by AECOM, training camp, along with Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health, will attract approximately 90,000 visitors from across the nation and as many as 20 foreign countries. With an economic total impact estimated at approximately $9 million, training camp is a financial boost to many area businesses.
This marks Green Bay’s 69th training camp, a tradition that began in 1946 under Curly Lambeau. One of the most intimate preseason settings in the NFL, Packers training camp is unique in several respects. Players have been riding kids’ bicycles to practice since the Vince Lombardi era, and the team has lived in the dorm rooms at nearby St. Norbert College since 1958, the league’s longest training-camp relationship between a team and school.

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The Green Bay Packers today announced the schedule for 2014 Packers Training Camp, Presented by Bellin Health. As in the past, practices are scheduled to take place at Ray Nitschke Field and Packers Family Night will be at Lambeau Field.

With a theme of “Back to Football,” training camp kicks off with an 8:20 a.m. practice on Saturday, July 26. After the opening session, morning practices beginning at 8:20 a.m. are also scheduled for July 27, 28, 30, 31 and Aug. 1.

The Packers will hold Family Night at Lambeau Field on Saturday, Aug. 2. The following week the team will have three open practices (5:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, 12 p.m. on Aug. 5, 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 6) on Nitschke Field prior to the preseason opener at Tennessee on Aug. 9.

Following the preseason contest against the Titans, Green Bay will hold two open practices, 12 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 13, before heading into the preseason contest at St. Louis on Aug. 16.

The Packers will have three practices (12 p.m. on Aug. 18, 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 19, 10:15 a.m. on August 21) leading into the preseason home opener vs. Oakland on Aug. 22. The team will wrap up training camp with an 11:45 a.m. practice on Aug. 25 and a 10:15 a.m. practice on Aug. 27 before the preseason finale vs. Kansas City on Aug. 28.

Should inclement weather or any other factor force the team indoors, practices will be closed to the public due to space limitations inside the Don Hutson Center. Please also note that all practice dates and times are subject to change.

The annual Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health, is scheduled for Saturday evening, Aug. 2, at Lambeau Field. The event will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. The format for this year’s event has been changed from a scrimmage to a full practice to accomplish the team’s preparation goals for the regular season. The event will include 11-on-11 sessions that will feature full contact. The evening activities get underway in the stadium at 5:30 p.m., followed by on-field warm-ups at 6:25 p.m., introductions at 7:30 p.m. and the practice at 7:45 p.m.

The team’s two home preseason games, also presented by Bellin Health, are slated for Aug. 22, vs. Oakland, and Aug. 28, vs. Kansas City. The Packers’ two road preseason contests are at Tennessee, Aug. 9, and at St. Louis, Aug. 16.

Important dates on the preseason calendar include:

  • Friday, July 25 – Players report

  • Friday, July 25 – Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s season-opening press conference, 10 a.m.

  • Friday, July 25 – Packers 1K Kids Run, 6 p.m.; Movie Night at Lambeau Field featuring “Despicable Me 2,” 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, July 26 – First practice, 8:20 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field

  • Saturday, July 26 – Packers 5K Run at Lambeau Field, 6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Aug. 2 – Family Night, Lambeau Field

  • Wednesday, Aug. 27 – Last practice open to public, 10:15 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field

According to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and a 2010 study by AECOM, training camp, along with Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health, will attract approximately 90,000 visitors from across the nation and as many as 20 foreign countries. With an economic total impact estimated at approximately $9 million, training camp is a financial boost to many area businesses.

This marks Green Bay’s 69th training camp, a tradition that began in 1946 under Curly Lambeau. One of the most intimate preseason settings in the NFL, Packers training camp is unique in several respects. Players have been riding kids’ bicycles to practice since the Vince Lombardi era, and the team has lived in the dorm rooms at nearby St. Norbert College since 1958, the league’s longest training-camp relationship between a team and school.

(Source: packers.com)

It was a packed house at the Fox Cities Stadium
Attendance at the Jordy Nelson charity softball game: 7,344

It was a packed house at the Fox Cities Stadium
Attendance at the Jordy Nelson charity softball game: 7,344

Jordy talking before the game asked about his contract situation saying, “We don’t want to go anywhere else. We love it here. We want to be here.”

Jordy talking before the game asked about his contract situation saying, “We don’t want to go anywhere else. We love it here. We want to be here.”

The offensive team won the Charity Softball game 
Final score: Offense - 26
Defense - 11