The Green Bay Packers' three-day minicamp wraps up on Thursday with a team-building activity that's off limits to both the public and the media, except for the team's official website.
Each year, head coach Mike McCarthy has his team do some sort of event during minicamp that has ranged from bowling to clay pigeon shooting. Today's event has not been revealed.
In 2011, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz indirectly criticized the Packers for doing such an activity, insinuating that his practice time was too valuable to spend time on a non-football related event.
In the evening, ESPN is airing a one-hour special at 8:00 p.m. CT titled Lombardi's Legacy that will commemorate the accomplishments of the Packers coaching legend.
According to a press release from ESPN:
(Host Chris) Berman will be joined in-studio by ESPN analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditkaand former Green Bay Packers right guard Jerry Kramer, who played for Lombardi and helped lead the Packers to five NFL titles and wins in Super Bowls I and II. Hall of Fame Packers quarterback Bart Starr is also scheduled to be interviewed.
An NFL Films-produced feature within the show will offer rare in-game audio of Lombardi coaching. Current and former NFL head coaches will also reflect on Lombardi’s legacy, discussing his indelible impact on the game of football more than 40 years since he last coached in the NFL.
Preceding Lombardi's Legacy will be a half-hour countdown show at 7:30 p.m. on the top five coaches in NFL history, in which you'd guess Lombardi has a good chance of being No. 1.
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