Morning Buzz: Prime-time home opener for the Packers?
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee or brew some tea and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
We’ll start with Rich Ryman’s look at the Packers plans for their 100 season anniversary, which the team announced Monday.
"I believe this is the greatest story in sports. We are unique," said team historian Cliff Christl. "This team was perpetually on its deathbed. Nobody has a story like ours."
Fans had to rescue the Packers from financial doom multiple times over the decades, and at one point the NFL wanted to make it a traveling-only team because it drew so well on the road and so poorly at home. The road attraction remains, but today the Packers sell out every home game and have a season ticket waiting list of 133,000.
Its past now the stuff of legends and its present secure, the team on Monday revealed four tent-pole events around which it will build 16 months of celebration, including a traveling exhibit, a four-day festival in July, a concert in September and release of a 10-part documentary and history book in 2019.
"We've been working on this five years," said Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy. "You only turn 100 once."
Murphy expects the documentary and book will have lasting impact.
Trevor Davis had a tough weekend:
It’s been 25 years since everything changed in Green Bay:
Nate Davis has the Packers trading down in his latest mock draft:
I chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Monday afternoon:
Elsewhere, there’s a good chance the Packers will open the season at home in prime time:
Here’s a look at the patch the Packers will wear to honor their 100th season anniversary:
Speaking of uniforms…
The Packers kick off their Tailgate Tour this morning:
Zach Kruse thinks the Packers could benefit from a draft-day surprise:
Gary Zilavy looks at the history of the Clay Matthews pick:
Tom Grossi looks at the top five cornerbacks in the draft:
Peter Bukowski reads into what it might mean if the Packers take a wide receiver early:
Cory Jennerjohn looks at actions and consequences:
A sight they could take some time to get used to:
Take a walk through the Packers Pro Shop:
I disagree with some of the choices here, but a fun video nonetheless:
Connor Orr looks at the struggles young wide outs are facing in the NFL:
Every fan of the game of football should be excited for this show:
The Internet’s got jokes: