Category: Packer Reports

Obama Moves Packers Kickoff

The kickoff time for the Packers final pre-season game has been moved up, in part, because Barack Obama presumably will be addressing the Democratic Convention with his acceptance speech.

The Thursday, August 28th game at Lambeau Field against the Tennesse Titans was scheduled for a 7p.m. kick. It is now a 6p.m. kickoff. Why?

The NBC-TV stations carrying the game (TMJ-4, Milwaukee, NBC26 Green Bay) pointed out that would be the night Barack Obama would be delivering his address to the Democratic Presidential Convention, accepting the nomination, so they would want to carry the speech live, or tape delay after the game.

The game is also a "Gold Package" game, meaning season ticket holders from Milwaukee would get an earlier start home after the game.

“Mindful that Tennessee is designated as a Gold Package game, we went along with the change, feeling that it also was a benefit to our fans coming from southern Wisconsin. The 6:00 p.m. start time will get them home an hour earlier to start their Labor Day weekend,” said team spokesman Jeff Blumb.

– Mike Clemens

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