Green Bay Packers fans have quite the set of options for what to do this weekend, though for some it will be a difficult choice. Two huge events are taking place on Saturday, as the current iteration of the team appears at Lambeau Field for the first time this year while a legendary former Packer gets the ultimate individual honor.
That’s right, Family Night is here on Saturday, with practice starting at 7:30 PM Central Time. However, Jerry Kramer is also being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame that same night, with the ceremony beginning at 7:00 PM Eastern (6:00 Central). In fact, there’s a decent chance that Kramer will be taking the stage for his speech right around the time that practice begins.
The team has given no indication whether they will televise Kramer’s speech in the stadium for fans in attendance at Family Night, so it may be necessary for those fans to record it at home if they want to see it later.
Meanwhile, APC is thrilled that we have boots on the ground in Canton, Ohio this weekend, as Kris Burke will be covering the enshrinement festivities today through Sunday morning. Keep an eye out on APC for plenty of coverage and be sure to check out our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages for more as well.
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