Packers Daily Links: Mike McCarthy Joins Kenny Chesney On Stage At Lambeau

The head coach of the Packers brought the Lombardi Trophy on stage at yesterday's concert at Lambeau. That and more in today's Daily Links...

On the Packers calendar today, the sponsors' dinner for the Mike and Jessica McCarthy charity golf tournament is held the Monona Terrace in Madison this evening...

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy joined country singer Kenny Chesney on stage with the Lombardi Trophy at yesterday's concert in Lambeau Field during the song "Boys of Fall." "With a mix of crowd-pleasing classics and his latest hits, country music superstar Kenny Chesney energized over 40,000 fans on the thawed tundra at Lambeau Field Saturday in the first major concert held at the historic stadium since it was renovated in 2003," according to the team's official website. Lambeau Field is one of 10 professional football stadiums Chesney will play on his tour this summer.

The Packers open the regular season as favorites over the New Orleans Saints, according to Cantor Gaming––which operates four Nevada sportsbooks––in an article appearing on Pro Football Weekly's website. "The regular season is slated to begin on Sept. 8, with defending champion Green Bay a 5½-point favorite vs. New Orleans at Lambeau Field on Cantor's line," writes reporter Mike Wilkening. "Of course, whether the season will indeed start as scheduled remains a primary topic of discussion for those connected to the NFL. While optimism about the progress of negotiations between NFL owners and players on a new collective bargaining agreement has increased recently, the lockout continues for now. In the event of an extended work stoppage, some advance wagers would become null and void." Lines appear for every NFL regular season game in the article. It's worth noting that the Packers are not not underdogs in any of 17 regular season games.

Cornerback Tramon Williams has started his own clothing line and charity foundation. "Williams was wearing a shirt Friday with '38 Reasons' as the logo," writes Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Turns out, he has actually started his own clothing line, named '38 Reasons.' He said he just found out a few days ago it has been picked up by Kohl's. The clothing is also set to go on sale on his web site, he said." Williams also commented in the blog post that he's getting the itch to get back on the practice field.

Former Packers president Bob Harlan and general manager Ron Wolf are interviewed about Ron's son, Eliot Wolf, and his recent promotion in the Packers front office. “I think he has two things going for him,” Harlan told Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “First of all, who is father is. He can learn a great deal from that gentleman. But secondly, his enthusiasm for it. As a kid at that time at (Green Bay Notre Dame) high school, he was in the draft room all the time, with his dad all the time. He had a great desire to learn the business and succeed. Those are great assets.”

In an nod to the ongoing NFL lockout, an Associated Press article looks at the negative economic impact the lack of training camp would have on the Green Bay area. "Even though the Packers train at their team headquarters, an estimate by AECOM Technical Services put the impact of their 2009 camp at $7.4 million, based on 34,000 attendees," according to the Associated Press. The amount of money spent in training camp attendees at the Lambeau Field Atrium, Pro Shop, Hall of Fame, not to mention the greater Green Bay area, is a decent source of income for the Packers.

A feature on outside linebacker Erik Walden's personal trainer appears in the Tennessean.

More on Tramon Williams is at Packer Report (subsciption required).

Former Packer William Henderson weighs in on the NFL's rule changes at

The concert at Lambeau Field yesterday gets coverage in the Press-Gazette.

Daryn Colledge is just one of a crowded free agent class at guard, according to Pat Kirwan of

Comments from Trent Dilfer on the Packers appear at Lombardi Ave.

A vintage Packers video appears at Packerville U.S.A.

Matt Flynn is discussed at Acme Packing Company.

Another yearbook award comes from the staff at

Video: The scene in the Lambeau Field parking lot at yesterday's concert is captured by the Press-Gazette...

Brian Carriveau is the editor of the Maple Street Press Packers Annual. To contact Brian, email [email protected].

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jeremy's picture

June 13, 2011 at 09:46 am

'It's worth noting that the Packers are not not underdogs in any of 17 regular season games.'

Brian is usually spot on, so it's entertaining to find these. : )

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asshalo's picture

June 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

McCarthy did come on stage with the Lombardi trophy and I went friggin bonkers like a 13 year old girl at a beatles concert. I even screamed, "Oh my god! It's Mike McCarthy!"

The concert was a great time. I really hope they do more of them. Though I really like Zach Brown BAnd, I am not a Kenny Chesney fan, though they put on a hell of a show. I just remember the stadium being pitch black, people calling for an encore-- half screaming, half chanting "Go Pack Go".

Also, I got the chills when Zach Brown Band played "America the Beatiful" as a lead in to "Chicken Fried". It was just fitting watching it from on the field at Lambeau. Something I will never forget

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Ashley's picture

June 14, 2011 at 01:22 pm

I really hope there are more concerts as well! I don't like country music at all and knew none of the songs, but just enjoyed being at a concert at Lambeau!!

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