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Packers Daily Links: One Millionth Fan Takes Lambeau Field Tour

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Packers Daily Links: One Millionth Fan Takes Lambeau Field Tour

The Green Bay Packers honored their one millionth visitor to take a guided Lambeau Field tour on Monday. "Upon his arrival to Lambeau Field, (fan Noah) Bolton was greeted in the Hall of Fame by representatives of the Packers organization, a giant Packers-themed cupcake and a custom jersey adorned with 'Tour 1M Fan,'" according to the Packers official website. "Bolton also was presented a lifetime pass to Lambeau Field Stadium Tours and was treated to lunch at Curly’s Pub. A picture of Bolton will be placed in a location that can be seen by fans entering the attraction." I remember taking a guided tour of the stadium back during a fifth grade field trip. That was over 20 years ago.

More on the historic Lambeau Field tour comes from the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Safety Morgan Burnett's recently reported contract extension is broken down by Pete Dougherty of the Press-Gazette. "If the deal is for five years total and includes his previously scheduled 2013 salary of $1.323 million, then the five-year deal would be worth $26.073 million, or an average of $5.21 million a season," writes Dougherty. As is noted in the articles, Burnett's new average pay per season would make him the seventh-highest paid player on the Packers roster.

More on the Morgan Burnett contract comes from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ESPNMilwaukee.com, Packer Report, ESPN.com, AllGreenBayPackers.com, Acme Packing Company and Lombardi Ave.

Rather wittingly, it was noted by Mike Vandermause of PackersNews.com that soon-to-be Packers Hall of Fame inductee Chris Jacke moved into third place on the Packers' all-time field goal percentage list. "Jacke climbed ahead of Mason Crosby on the list this past year when Crosby converted just 21 of 33 field goals and saw his career percentage drop from 79.39% to 76.8% (152 of 198 field goals)," writes Vandermause. That is unfortunately rather sad to hear that Jacke moved up the list simply because Crosby performed so poorly.

More on Chris Jacke comes from the Press-Gazette.

Meanwhile, Mason Crosby is named the 11th most important Packer of 2013 by ESPNMilwaukee.com.

The running back position is previewed pre-training camp at the Packers official website.

Blog posts at AllGreenBayPackers.com look at the battle at right tackle and undrafted rookie tight end Jake Stoneburner.

JSOnline asks if the Packers should take Randall Cobb off special teams.

Articles at Packer Report include a training camp countdown and a continuing installment of the best players on the roster.

Acme Packing Company takes a look at the guards and centers on the roster.

A post on undrafted rookie Myles White comes from Lombardi Ave.

Video: From Fox 11 in Green Bay, the one millionth Lambeau Field tour visitor is honored...

Brian Carriveau is the author of the book "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 carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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