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Articles tagged with 'Football'

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Ex-Packers Finley and Hawk offer insight, depict struggles of post-NFL life

Published July 11, 2017

In the past two months, former Packers Jermichael Finley and A.J. Hawk penned essays for The Players' Tribune about life after football. Their accounts - similarly adrift in retirement, but with vastly different stakes - allow unique insight and make for an interesting comparison.

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Made in Milwaukee: Foamation

Published June 23, 2017

Anyone who has watched a Green Bay Packers game, in person or on television, has surely seen a Cheesehead hat. And while the yellow foam wedge has become synonymous with football, Foamation started with a different sport. Learn about the origin story and development of this unique Milwaukee company.

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Packers' 2017 training camp schedule and important dates

Published June 20, 2017

The Packers announced on Monday the schedule for their 2017 training camp, Green Bay's 72nd edition, which begins with an 8:15 a.m. session on Thursday, July 27. As in the past, practices are scheduled to take place at Ray Nitschke Field and Packers Family Night will be at Lambeau Field.

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Packers Family Night at Lambeau Field set for Aug. 5

Published June 8, 2017

Now in its 17th year, Packers Family Night is an introduction to Green Bay's 2017 squad, both in-person to a capacity crowd at Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience. This year's event is set for Aug. 5.

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Let's remember Milwaukee's great "Goonie" John Matuszak

Published May 24, 2017

Underneath all the makeup to create the famously deformed face of Sloth from "The Goonies" was an equally famous face, especially to those in Milwaukee: John "The Tooz" Matuszak, actor, two-time Super Bowl winner and Oak Creek native.

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Packers announce 2017 schedule, highlighted by five prime-time games

Published April 20, 2017

The Packers' 97th NFL regular-season schedule - highlighted by five prime-time contests - was released this evening by the National Football League. For the first time since 2012, Green Bay opens the season at home, and will play three of its first four games at Lambeau Field.

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A.J. Hawk is retiring as a member of the Packers

Published April 18, 2017

Former linebacker A.J. Hawk, who played nine seasons (2006-14) in Green Bay, has informed the club of his decision to retire with the Packers, GM Ted Thompson announced Tuesday. Hawk ranks No. 1 in franchise history (since 1975) with 1,118 career tackles.

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No, Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay house is not currently for sale

Published March 23, 2017

Yesterday, the sports blogosphere created quite the "ZOMG!" stir after a few outlets posted that Aaron Rodgers was selling his Green Bay-area home. But before Packers fans could become too excited or aghast, the buzz balloon was quickly punctured. Why?

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Why did the Packers re-sign running back Christine Michael?

Published March 22, 2017

Apparently, the Packers saw something in Christine Michael last year that most everyone else did not. The backup running back has re-signed with Green Bay, according to ESPN reports, despite an unremarkable half-season in 2016. Why did Ted Thompson bring him back?

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It's been an uncharacteristically wild start to free agency for the Packers

Published March 13, 2017

For a fan base as devotedly diehard as the Packers', it's been an unexpectedly wild start to NFL free agency, marked by a frenzy of player moves made in the first 96 hours. Whatever your opinion on the decisions, it's hard to argue Ted Thompson has been sitting out this offseason.

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Packers sign free-agent TE Martellus Bennett; Aaron Rodgers approves

Published March 10, 2017

In one bold, unexpected and almost universally applauded decision, the tenor of Packers fans' discontent with general manager Ted Thompson subsided, as the tremor of his major free agent move sunk in. Green Bay signed tight end Martellus Bennett, and Aaron Rodgers seemed happy about it.