This weekend was one of celebration for Green Bay Packers fans. Family Night on Saturday was the mark on the calendar signifying that football has finally arrived in Wisconsin, while former GM Ron Wolf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Between those two events, there is plenty of news to be absorbed, and we have some other items as well including real football being played on Sunday and the passing of an NFL icon.
Today, the Packers will resume their training camp practices with a session starting at 12:15 PM at Ray Nitschke Field. As usual, APC will be ready with updates and news from practice this afternoon.
New Hall members pitch for others | Packers.com
New Hall of Famer Ron Wolf thinks Packers defensive back Bobby Dillon should earn consideration for the Hall. Dillon, the Packers' career leader in interceptions, played on a bunch of losing teams in the 1950s.
Q&A - Ted Thompson cautiously optimistic on Packers' chances | JSOnline
Wherein Ted gets irritated with Bob McGinn for constantly pushing him about the loss in the NFC Championship Game.
Tom Clements to call plays from Green Bay Packers' sideline | ESPN.com
After spending most of his time up in the booth over the past several years, Clements will move back onto the field this year in an effort to keep communication with his quarterbacks smooth.
Packers come out unscathed from Family Night | Packersnews.com
Letroy Guion's hamstring injury was the only minor issue to a starter. Also, the punting competition looks pretty well in hand, as Tim Masthay averaged six yards more per punt on Saturday than Cody Mandell and has been much more successful and consistent as a holder on place-kicks.
Happy camper | ESPN Wisconsin
Family Night two years ago still bothers Bryan Bulaga, but this year's practice went smoothly and he is enjoying an offseason spent focusing on improving his game rather than rehabbing from injuries.
Letroy Guion of Green Bay Packers to have suspension appeal heard Aug. 24 | ESPN.com
We still expect Guion's ban to get reduced by a game or two, most likely matching what Le'Veon Bell got (his suspension was taken from 3 games to 2).
NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford dies at age 84 - SBNation.com
Our condolences go out to the Gifford family. The NFL family lost a true legend this weekend.
Hall of Fame Game Final Score: Vikings Solid In 14-3 Victory Over Steelers - Daily Norseman
There was football played yesterday! Unfortunately, the Vikings won. Fortunately, the final result doesn't really matter.