Saturday, July 19, 2008
Black and Blue all over: Road edition
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
GREEN BAY, WIS. -- Yes, we're here on-site for what promises to be an interesting scene Saturday night at the annual Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame induction. As of this morning, quarterback Brett Favre is still expected to present inductee Frank Winters and thus will be in the same building with Packers general manager Ted Thompson and the rest of the team's front office. (Favre also is scheduled to appear at a news conference for the inductees but is not expected to take questions.)
We'll bring you details of the scene as soon as we can.
Here's a quick look at the division on the final quiet weekend before training camps begin:
- Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf turned down an opportunity to comment on the Packers' tampering charges against his team. When asked by Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune, Wilf said: "Let's put it this way, I look forward to the opening game in Green Bay." (The Packers and Vikings open their season at Lambeau Field on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Game on, as they say.)
- Wilf, linebacker Chad Greenway and other members of the Vikings organization were in Iowa City on Friday to participate in flood cleanup.
- The Chicago Bears have extended their training camp contract with Olivet Nazarene University through 2009.
- While Favre's presence has brought national attention on Green Bay tonight, it's only fair to point out the banquet is to honor Winters, former defensive tackle Gilbert Brown and longtime video director Al Treml.