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  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conference Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to media in the Lambeau Field Media Auditorium.
  • Mon., Jul. 28, 2014 8:20 AM - 10:20 AM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.

Former Packers radio broadcaster Jim Irwin dies

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 23, 2012 – 1:46 pm

Jim Irwin, a radio voice of the Green Bay Packers for 30 years, died on Sunday at the age of 77.

Multiple media outlets have reported that Irwin died of complications from kidney cancer.

Irwin originally joined the Packers radio broadcasts for color commentary in 1969, working alongside Ted Moore and Gary Bender. Then in 1975, Irwin took over play-by-play duties until retiring after the 1998 season. Irwin’s color commentators included Lionel Aldridge, Max McGee and Larry McCarren.

In two of Irwin’s last three seasons, the Packers went to the Super Bowl, winning the title following the 1996 season.

During his distinguished career, Irwin also worked as a play-by-play announcer for Wisconsin Badgers football and Milwaukee Bucks basketball.

Irwin was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2003. He was named the Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year 10 times and is a member of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

For an extended version of this story, including comments from McCarren and former Packers president/CEO Bob Harlan, click here.


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4 Responses to “Former Packers radio broadcaster Jim Irwin dies”

  1. By Bob on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sincere Condolonce’s to Jim Irwin’s Family,Packer Organization.Our sincere’s Prayer’s,Thought’s are with you at this sorrowful time.I believe God said,”Jim,I need a True Professional to Man the Kingdom’s Booth,Welcome aboard”.

  2. By Lee on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I remember Jim’s UW and Packer broadcasts. He held both of the teams close to his heart. I am fortuante to have Jim and his cohorts on a CD made in the ’90s prior to the Packers going to the Super Bowl. Thoughts and prayers to Jim’s family.

  3. By Cali on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Talk about a rough January………@Bob, nicely written, heart felt post there. Good job. Condolences to the Irwin family.

  4. By montanapackfan on Jan 24, 2012 | Reply

    So long Jim, God Bless you and your family. Though I never heard a broadcast, I’m sure you were just one more intergral part of a great Packer family and tradition. Say Hello to Vince and the rest of the Green and Gold.

    Roll on Green Roll on

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