Thursday, April 26, 2018

Antiques Road Show — Green Bay

Last year, the PBS television program Antiques Road Show filmed in Green Bay, Wis., for the first time. We knew about this at the time because a neighbor of ours attended and consulted us beforehand on where to stay, eat, etc. while in town. You can now see this episode on the PBS site here. The article above appears today on the excellent Uni Watch website. If this isn’t a daily stop for you, it should be.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

2018 Green Bay Packers Schedule

The 2018 NFL Preseason and Regular Season Schedules have been released. Now we can plan the rest of the year!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Aaron Rodgers Compilation

For your Friday and/or weekend enjoyment, here is a collection of Aaron Rodgers highlights from 2008-2017. This will help you get through this time of waiting for The Draft™ and OTAs/Minicamp. Prepare to smile. You’re welcome.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Preseason Opponents Released

Yesterday, the Green Bay Packers released their preseason opponents for the four weeks in August, with specific dates and times to be announced when the complete 2018 NFL schedule is released soon (last year it was released on April 20th). The final two preseason games are likely to be Thursday night events, as has been the case in recent years.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Packers Announce “100 Seasons” Details

Today the Green Bay Packers announced the initial details surrounding their 100th birthday. Since the 2018 is actually their 100th playing season, and their incorporation birthday is August 11, 2019, it will be a two-year celebration.

From the Green Bay Press-Gazette: “The celebration kicks off in June with a traveling interactive exhibit called “Lambeau Field Live,” and picks up at the end of July with a four-day “Packers Experience” at 1265 Lombardi Ave. The free festival will include live music, a replica team locker room, USA Football kids' clinic, Packers alumni Q&A, photo stations and more. The “Experience,” which begins July 26, coincides with the annual shareholders meeting and the start of training camp.

The Packers have produced a Ken Burns-length documentary, “Legacy: 100 Seasons of the Green Bay Packers.” It has 10 episodes covering 10 decades of Packers football, with each episode running from one to two hours. Some decades were more newsworthy than others, and of course will cover 13 championships, including four Super Bowl victories, but also a couple of painfully long spells in the wilderness, including from 1945 to 1959 and from 1968 to 1991.

The documentary series will include never-seen footage and new interviews with current and former players. Portions of the documentary will be available on and featured on game days during the fall. The entire series will be available in the fall of 2019.The Packers have not released details about how the series will be distributed.

In 2019, the Packers will release its “100 Seasons” book, a definitive history of the Packers. 

Fans can access “100 Seasons” through a special website that launches in June.”

Monday, April 02, 2018

OTAs and Mini-Camp Dates Set

Dates announced for Packers' 2018 offseason program:

GREEN BAY – The Packers will return on April 16 for the start of their 2018 offseason program, the NFL announced on Monday.

The Packers will conduct organized team activities May 21-23, May 30-31, June 1, and June 4-7, and conclude their offseason program with a mandatory minicamp June 12-14.

The voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases. Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

Teams also are permitted to hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp, noted below, must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.

Dates are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of individual clubs.

Key dates

First Day: April 16

OTA Offseason Workouts: May 21-23, May 30-31, June 1, June 4-7.

Mandatory Minicamp: June 12-14



2018 NFL DRAFT — APRIL 26-28, 2018

The NFL Draft moves to a new city this year, and the television/streaming coverage has expanded. As they have done for several years now, the first round will be featured Thursday night, with the second and third rounds taking place Friday night; the final five rounds will be on Saturday.

LOCATION: Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 

TV/INTERNET COVERAGE: The expanded coverage gives the NFL Draft its largest audience reach ever, and marks the first time ever that the entirety of the live three-day event will air on broadcast television.

Live streaming of the 2018 NFL Draft coverage will be available across devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or Fans can also stream the live 2018 NFL Draft through FOX Sports and the ESPN App, available for subscribers of the networks' participating TV providers.


ROUND 1 — THURSDAY APRIL 26: 8:00 PM ET (NFL Network, FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes; NFL, FOX Sports and ESPN digital properties)

ROUNDS 2-3 — FRIDAY, APRIL 27: 7:00 PM ET (NFL Network, FOX, ESPN/ESPN2; NFL, FOX Sports and ESPN digital properties)

ROUNDS 4-7 — SATURDAY, APRIL 28: NOON ET (NFL Network, ABC, ESPN; NFL and ESPN digital properties)

NFL Draft coverage simulcast on NFL Network and FOX will be produced by NFL Network and feature co-branding, as well as a mixed team of NFL Network and NFL on FOX on-air personalities. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, three-time Super Bowl champion and FOX's lead game analyst for NFL coverage Troy Aikman joins live coverage of Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft, alongside NFL Network's Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah, and Stanford head football coach David Shaw. Additionally, FOX's lead college football game analyst Joel Klatt joins pre-draft coverage of Rounds 1-3, as well as live coverage of Rounds 2-3 on Friday, April 27, which also features NFL Network/FOX talent Charles Davis and Peter Schrager, and NFL Network's Chris Rose.

In its 39th consecutive year presenting the NFL Draft, ESPN's coverage will include a first in 2018 as College GameDay — college football's longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show — will make its first visit to the NFL Draft. On Thursday, April 26, a special two-hour College GameDay (5:00-7:00 PM ET, ESPN) will originate from the NFL Draft Experience outside AT&T Stadium prior to Round 1, part of ESPN's unprecedented 26 consecutive hours of NFL Draft coverage leading into Round 1. Then at 8:00 PM ET, GameDay will be part of ESPN2's college-themed viewing option of Round 1, supplementing the traditional pick-by-pick coverage on ESPN. On Friday, April 27, GameDay will have another one-hour special (5:00 PM ET) before the draft telecast of Rounds 2-3 airs on ESPN/ESPN2 at 7:00 PM ET. ESPN Deportes will also carry a Spanish-language telecast of Round 1, while Rounds 2-3 will air in Spanish on ESPN3.