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Packers Daily Links: No Military Flyovers at Lambeau Field in 2013

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Packers Daily Links: No Military Flyovers at Lambeau Field in 2013

Brought to light through an article written on the annual Thunder on the Lakeshore airshow in Manitowoc, Wis., an event spokesman said there will not be any military flyovers at Green Bay Packers games in 2013. “The military is not supporting any air shows and flyovers are out too, like those at Lambeau Field for Packers games,” said Curt Drumm, air show producer and president of Lakeshore Aviation. The reason is due to "sequestration" or the $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts. It should be noted that private jet owners could still do flyovers, but whether the Packers would have any interest in a non-military presence is unknown, and at least in my opinion, probably unlikely.

The Packers put fringe NFL Draft prospect Nate Wara, a quarterback at Wisconsin-Oshkosh, through a private workout this week. "After (friend Ben) Chester sent out tapes and contacted countless NFL types, the Green Bay Packers agreed to come out and put Wara through a pro day-style workout," writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Pro personnel director Eliot Wolf, scout Alonzo Dotson and two other Packers representatives came down Wednesday to the Oshkosh YMCA to put Wara through the paces." Wara is unlikely to be drafted or even signed as an undrafted free agent, but he would seem to be a good candidate for a post-draft tryout that the Packers hold annually during their rookie minicamp.

Linebacker Dezman Moses recently gave an interview to Fox Sports Wisconsin in which he said all the right thing for a young player fighting for playing time, but had few newsworthy things to say. "As an undrafted guy, those were pretty high expectations I had for myself," Moses is quoted as saying by reporter Paul Imig. "My expectations for myself are always higher than what others expect. I've already set goals for next season and am working toward those in the offseason. If you do that every offseason, you'll become a better player." Fans can only take Moses at his word and hope, indeed, that he becomes a better player.

A similar interview to Dezman Moses was given by safety Jerron McMillian to the Packers official website in which he reflected on his rookie season but didn't have anything too memorable to say. “It’s going to be real competitive, and it’s all about competition,” McMillian said of fighting for a starting job this upcoming season. “The more you compete, the better off you’ll be. Bringing it out of each other will help you be a better player.” Best of luck, Jerron. I'm guessing you'll have added competition at your position by the end of Day 2 of the NFL Draft.

A few of tight end Jermichael Finley's comments on a local radio show in Minneapolis yesterday are shared at ESPNMilwaukee.com and Acme Packing Company.

Packers Plus profiles several position as part of its NFL Draft preview including running backs, wide receivers and offensive tackles.

North Carolina defensive lineman Sylvester Williams is projected as the Packers' first round pick by Don Banks of Sports Illustrated, as noted by JSOnline and Lombardi Ave.

SMU defensive lineman Margus Hunt is the pick from Bill Huber of Packer Report in a mock draft by team beat writers.

There are a couple interviews of note in blog posts by Tyler Dunne at JSOnline with the position coaches of Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers and Arkansas-Pine Bluff tackle Terron Armstead.

A column by Tyler Dunne takes note of the improvement needed by the Packers offensive line.

Features on a pair of college players the Packers brought in for visits appear at Packer Report: Harvard fullback Kyle Juszcyzk and Arkansas State safety Don Jones.

A variety of blog posts appear at Lombardi Ave. on Aaron Rodgers having the seventh-highest online-sold jersey in the NFL, Charles Woodson still being courted by the Packers and Forrest Gregg being honored by the Hall of Fame.

A critique of Todd McShay's mock draft for the Packers appears at Acme Packing Company.

Video: As part of a defensive line position analysis, the folks at the Press-Gazette add some video analysis as well...

Brian Carriveau is the author of "It's Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America," and editor of Cheesehead TV's "Pro Football Draft Preview." To contact Brian, email [email protected].

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Evan's picture

Was this FoxSportsWiscosnin story on Bishop posted already? He say's he's fully healed and ready to go.

http://www.foxsportswisconsin.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/story/Bishop-ful...

Ma Linger's picture

Yes its all part of that sequestor thing. Our military can't waste money on that kind of stuff anymore but we can insist we waste money on the PO by forcing them to deliver junk mail 6 days a week and piss our tax dollars away.

jim zimmerman's picture

Sorry, post office doesn't take federal taxpayer money to operate.all revenue are from stamps,etc.

mudduckcheesehead's picture

Go back to Minnesota and take your politics with you, dumb ass.

Bomdad's picture

Why did baseball opening day get flyovers?

mike's picture

what about a blimp fly over

Fish . Crane's picture

drones

DraftHobbyist's picture

It's nice to see the military is taking steps to save money in ways that really won't affect them too much. Simply not having flyovers for 1 season just for the NFL should save the military over $100 million and that doesn't include any of the air shows, baseball games, or anything like that.

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