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About author & speaker Jim Rice..... 

After a career as a history teacher and school superintendent, I began writing about Green Bay Packer history in 2011.  I have written several books, and I have been presenting Packer history programs in southeastern Wisconsin for several years (below). 

Current Project
The Packers' Century
- Green Bay's 100th season starts in September.     
- The 100th anniversary of the founding of the franchise is August 19, 2019.

                      The Packers' Century  1919- 2019
                           All the Games!   All the Stories!

This project brings to life every Packer game ever played.  Games descriptions include the players who led the way to victory or defeat, the pivotal plays, the crucial drives, the key stats, and the impact the game had on the season.

- Also included are hundreds of Packer stories.  You'll hear from fans, players and sportwriters from 1919 to today about the great lengths Packer fans go to suport their team, and how the team has bonded with its fans.  As these great Packer stories remind us, the support comes in many forms and it has cemented a relationship between a team and its fan base like no other.

- If you have a story you'd like to share with other Packer fans in The Packers' Century, feel free to contact me @  There is no cost to have your story included.  Fans who have their stories included will enjoy free access access to all of the games and stories upon the completion of The Packers' Century (Fall 2018).

- Stories from fans will make this a one of a kind publication. Here's one example from October 22, 1944. 
The "most disappointed fan was an unfortunate Green Bay man, who started out in his car for Milwaukee Sunday morning to see the game. He got as far as Cedarburg, had a flat tire there, and couldn't find a garage open to have it fixed. He repaired the tire with borrowed equipment and got to West Allis (where the stadium was) just in time to turn around and start home."

- Six members of the Packer FAN Hall of Fame are involved in the project. Their amazing stories will be a highlight of the project. The most recent inductee, Frank Lamping, has joined this prestigious group.

- The 1,300+ games will make for for hours of interesting reading and lengthy discussion!

- The Packers' Century will be accessed through this website.   
FOX 6 News video about The Packers' Century! 

Project Sponsors in Cedarburg, Wisconsin & Beyond!  Click Here
Armbrusters Jewelers
Bloch Appliance
CMI Services (Home Remodeling)
Donahue & Associates LLC (CPAs, Grafton)

Krueger's Auto Tech & Tire Center
Greg Mueller Upholstery (Thiensville)

Olsen's Piggly Wiggly
Prom Insurance Agency
Salon Noir
The Stilt House
Smitty's On The Edge 

For more details or questions, please email me @


Why we love the Packers.....100 years of Packer History!
For: Libraries, Senior Centers & Groups that follow the Packers!
An informative and entertaining presentation about Packer history that traces the highs and lows of the NFL’s most successful franchise through hundreds of photographs of my old football cards, newspapers and magazines.  We'll go from Curly Lambeau to Mike McCarthy at a brisk pace (60-75 minutes) including all the great games, favorite players and special moments!

Program Fee:  $175.00

Questions...Reserve a date? 


Books & Programs > Rivalries & Championships! 

Green Bay's "13" Championship Seasons     
Revisit the 13 greatest seasons in franchise history. The winning begins with the 1929 squad that allowed only 22 points all season. The Super Bowl XLV Champions close out the book with a resilient effort after being decimated by injuries all season.  In between are the eleven other seasons of greatness that will bring back memories, and burnish your Packer pride. 
Book $20.00     (Program $150.00)

92 Years!  
Bears-Packers 1921-2014
Follow the NFL's best rivalry through 2014.  Get detailed summaries of ALL the games, heart stopping plays, and the unusual antics that have stoked this rivalry for nearly 100 years.  The games are presented chronologically, and NFL history is traced along the way.  The book contains every game from 1921-2014.  The presentation reviews the rivalry's ten decades.
Book $25.00    (Program $150.00)   

Great Games of the Gridiron
NFL Championship Games 1933-65
Great Games of the Gridiron are the 33 NFL Championship Games played before the Super Bowl Era began. These memorable matchups boosted the pro game's popularity, and helped it become America's favorite sport. Revisit the spectacular play in some of the greatest games in NFL history. 
Book $15.00   NOW! $10.00 

Giant Cheeseheads!
The Giant-Packer Rivalry 1928-2014           
Do you remember when the Giant-Packer game was one of the best games on the schedule? This ancient big city-small town rivalry is presented in detail here including their five NFL Championship Games.  Interesting connections between the franchises are explored, with special attention to the players and coaches who found greatness in Green Bay after a previous connection with the Giants > the Giant Cheeseheads!  
Book $15.00    (Program $150.00)


Picture of the Week


             Ice Bowl's 50th Anniversary!  
Frank Lamping, the 2017 Packer FAN HOF inductee, chats with Chuck & Jody Mercein.    
            Packer Presentations    

     17   Cedarburg History Museum 6:30pm
            Why we love the Packers!
     30   Weyauwega Public Library  6:30pm
            Why we love the Packers!

     12   Campbellsport Public Library 
            6:30pm    92 Years!
     14   East Troy Lions Public Library 
            6:30pm  "13" Championships
     16   Fox Lake Public Library  1:00pm
            Why we love the Packers!
     19   Brookfield Senior Center 12:45pm 
            "13" Championships
     20   Plymouth Public Library  6:00pm
            Why we love the Packers!
     21   Cedarburg History Museum 6:30pm
            92 Years!
     23   Walworth Public Library 3:00pm
            92 Years! 
     26   - DeForest Community Center 
              10:00am  Why we love the Packers!
            Marshall Community Public Library 
              7:00pm    92 Years!
27   Sheboygan Senior Center  Noon
            Why we love the Packers!
Watertown Public Library  6:00pm
            Why we love the Packers!

        3   Holy Family Seniors, Whitefish Bay
             12:30pm    92 Years!
      11   Hart Park Senior Center  1:30pm 
             92 Years! 
      16   Pioneer Place, Poynette  
             Why we love the Packers!  1:00pm
             Poynette Area Public Library
             "13" Championships   3:00/3:30pm
      19   Heritage Court, New Berlin
             TBA   2:00pm
             New Berlin Public Library  6:30pm
             92 Years!
      25  Shorewood Senior Center  1:00pm
             "13" Championships
      26   Antioch Public Library, Antioch, IL 
             7:00pm    92 Years! 
27   Heritage Court, Menomonee Falls
             10:15am  "13" Championships
31  Germantown Senior Center
             1:00pm    92 Years!
       7    Madison Senior Center  10:00am  
             Why we love the Packers!
      11 Beloit Public Library 12:00pm
             92 Years!




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