Lombardiave.com’s own Darryl Krejci, a Packers owner, is attending today’s annual Green Bay Packers Shareholders Meeting and will be submitting comments, pictures and video of the event.
We will follow his movements today as he hears about the state of the Green Bay Packers franchise to-date and what’s ahead for the team in the future.
The annual event is attended by those shareholders who have the time and inclination to make the trip to Green Bay to hear from the Packers’ brass.
One of the better comments of the morning was delivered by Mark Murphy. According to Krejci, Murphy said the Dallas Cowboys call themselves America’s Team. The Packers are the World’s Team – a comment that was followed by a large applause from the Shareholders.
Here is what Packers President Mark Murphy and General Manager Ted Thompson are reporting this morning:
• 360,564 shareholders at this time.
• Success … one reason it … Best general manager in the league.
Ted Thompson Football report:
• Loyalty very impressive. Team kept playing.
• #12 pretty good.
• Coaching staff innovative. Great group of guys to work with. Coach McCarthy sets the example
• Remarkable continuity in staff. Bodes well for the people who are here.
• Teams come here to look for other people.
• Offseason three goals – sign own players; selectively get players from other teams; Draft well for now and for the future
• Team building. Never stay the same.
• Friday 6 a.m. players report for physicals
• Every department helps this organization win with class and dignity.
• We do expect to win this year
• I do feel the love now and I appreciate it
Ted Thompson showed his comedic side and even self-depricating humor.
Biggest cheer and standing ovation for the signing of Wisconsin native and UW grad Jared Abbrederis
Mark Murphy comments:
• Boy, draft a Badger and you get a standing ovation
• Packers and Patriots only teams to make the playoffs consecutively the last 5 years.
• Very positive report and Mike McCarthy does things right
• Green Bay will play in England in near future as away team.