Thursday, October 19, 2017

Week 7 TV Maps

The TV Maps for Week 7 have been posted, and above you can see the markets that will get the Saints at Packers game at Noon (CT) on FOX. If you live in a BLUE area, you can see QB Brett Hundley’s debut as Green Bay’s starter. Below, the CBS network games are show, both early and late.

Also, these are the national broadcasts this week, which can of course be seen by everyone.
Maps courtesy of 506 Sports.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Great Pass Receiver: Don Hutson

Today’s post is one chapter from the book shown above — “Great Pass Receivers of the NFL” (1966; by Dave Anderson; Random House, New York). It’s from the “Punt, Pass, and Kick Library” series, and you can learn a lot more about that by going here. The chapter we are featuring is the second one in the book, about legendary Packers receiver Don Hutson. Enjoy.

Some of the other featured receivers in the book are not exactly household names today, but they had their moments in their respective eras.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Week 6 TV Maps

The Week 6 TV Maps are out today, and shown above is the area of the country that will be able to watch the Packers vs. Vikings game in Minneapolis on FOX. Those of you who live in the RED areas are in luck. The rest of you, not so much.

And here are the CBS network maps (above and below), showing their double-header weekend games.

Maps courtesy of 506 Sports.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Green Bay Packers Collection

On October 20, the Friday before the Packers host the New Orleans Saints, the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will host a photography tour of the new “Green Bay Packers Collection” at Lambeau Field. We reserved our spots for the event yesterday. The team’s official photographer, Evan Siegle will lead a tour of his work that is included.

The “Green Bay Packers Collection” was unveiled in July and displays more than 500 unique pieces of art, photos, and graphics that celebrate the legacy of the historic team. With artistic representations of memorable games, championships, players, coaches, fans, and community, the collection consists of one-of-a-kind pieces from sketches to photographs, mixed media, and oil on canvas.

The collection was produced and curated by Sports And The Arts, which has completed work with other pro sports franchises including Levi’s Stadium (San Francisco, Ca.), Yankee Stadium (New York, N.Y.), Marlins Park (Miami, Fla.), the Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), the Anyway Center (Orlando, Fla.), as well as the 49ers’ training facility. Oh, and also that new stadium in Minneapolis, where they certainly don’t have artwork depicting any championships.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Week 5 TV Maps

The Week 5 NFL TV maps for this week are here for your use. Above and below you will find which early games will be on in your area while you wait for the Packers game (or maybe you should get at those leaves).

The Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys broadcast map (above) is good news for everyone. The entire country will be able to see the game, which will start at 3:25 p.m. Green Bay (Central) time.
Source: 506 Sports

Friday, September 29, 2017

Chicago at Green Bay

Thursday night’s Packers vs. Bears game was a real barn-burner, if you like to see Green Bay crush their opponent. But, the price was several more injuries, so we’ll see what develops from here.

Walking to the stadium (above and below) in the evening sunlight.

Lambeau Field shortly after the gates opened at 5:25 p.m.

Some fans like to sit in their seats for two hours before the game starts.

Looking up at the press boxes along the western side of the stadium.

The jumbotron says it all.

Not a lot of warm-ups going on yet.

Grabbing some dinner on the stadium’s upper concourse.

Traditional pre-game meal: bratwurst, of course. Need you ask?

Checking out what’s going on along the Packers’ sideline before game time (above and below). We did get to say “Hi’ to former Packers’ QB Lynn Dickey (1976-85) as he walked in front of us.

Some Chicago Bears out on the field before a number of Packers came out.

Coming out of a tunnel in the Lambeau Field stands.

The game action is down by the north end zone — our seat location.

This play resulted in the WR Randall Cobb (#18) touchdown.

Bears on offense now. They had some offensive troubles last  night, wouldn’t you say? Yeah, that’s a shame.

We’re guessing that this is some sort of digital 360° camera or something. 

And then the storm came. It has happened before in the preseason, but we’ve never had to clear the stands before in the regular season.

So, a whole lot of the 78,000 people ended up down in the lower concourse. It was a little tight (above and two below).

Heading back out into the stadium to resume the game once the storm passed.

The teams getting ready to play again after a 47-minute rain delay.

The offense gets going again...

... but rookie RB Jamaal Williams (#30) gets injured and needs attention.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) looking to pass southward.

This guy didn’t have much to cheer about all night.

Your Packerville, U.S.A. editor (right) enjoys the second batch of rain with his brother.

Another touchdown? Sure, why not. Go ahead and throw it to WR Jordy Nelson (#87).

That’s it. The final score puts the Packers ahead by one game in the overall series between the two teams for the first time since the 1930’s.

A large group of Packers fans gathers by the NFL Network stage to chant “GO PACK GO!! GO PACK GO!! GO PACK GO!!

Heading back to the Packerville, U.S.A. world headquarters. With the delay, we didn’t get back until after midnight.