During the offseason, the Packers signed a lot of players. They even had a new coach. But they had a few surprises as well. Here are a few of them.
Alternate throwback green
Originally the Packers wore brown helmets with throwbacks, but starting in 2013, the Packers wore gold helmets without decals. In 2022, the one-shell rule was repealed, meaning that teams will be able to wear any color helmet they wish. In 2021, the Packers debuted an alternate uniform against the Washington Football Team. This uniform featured green pants and a gray facemask. It was designed to resemble uniforms worn from 1950 to 1953. In 2010, the Packers wore a throwback jersey. The throwback jersey modeled after the 1929 world championship season. The jersey had navy numbers and a gold circle.
The Packers wore a navy blue throwback jersey from 1937 to 1949. In 2010, the team wore a green throwback jersey. In 2021, the Packers wore an alternate throwback green jersey. This jersey features two single yellow stripes on the shoulders. It has no TV numbers and no logo on the helmet.
TV rights for pre-season games not nationally broadcast
During the preseason, the Green Bay Packers will have two nationally televised exhibition games and one game that won’t be nationally televised. In addition, the NFL Network will air two preseason games for the Packers.
The Green Bay Packers will play the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in their two preseason exhibition games. The Packers will also have a Thursday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints. The game will be broadcast live on the Packers’ affiliate stations.
The Green Bay Packers’ games will be televised in high definition. The team’s preseason games are televised by a network of twenty stations across Wisconsin and Missouri. The network includes affiliate stations in Anchorage, Alaska, Cedar Rapids-Waterland, Iowa, St. Louis, Missouri, Upper Michigan, and northeastern Minnesota.
The Packers have been playing at Lambeau Field since 1957. The team is a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) North division. They are currently the third oldest franchise in the NFL. The team is owned by Good Karma Brands, whose flagship station is WTMJ in Milwaukee. In addition to WTMJ, the station holds pre-season game television rights for eight of the team’s 20 affiliate stations.
The Packers have an extensive preseason schedule that includes games across the Midwest and across the country. The preseason games will be broadcast on local affiliates, while the national games will be on broadcast networks.
Games on CBS, Fox, and NBC will be carried in the region. Games on other networks may be carried on local affiliates, as well. The NFL Network will air the Packers‘ games against the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints in the preseason. The Packers’ preseason finale will also be broadcast by the NFL Network.
McCarren’s tenure as a Packers analyst
During his 25-year career as a broadcaster and analyst, Larry McCarren has been the recipient of several awards including the Packers Media Group’s Analyst of the Year and the Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year. McCarren’s career has also included two years as sports director at WGBA-TV in Green Bay.
In July 2012, McCarren began providing game analysis to eastern Wisconsin stations. He is currently the only former center working in the NFL as an analyst.
McCarren is a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. McCarren has been in the Green Bay media business for the last 30 years, including 25 years as a Packers broadcaster. He has also been an anchor for the WTMJ-TV network in Green Bay for 24 years. McCarren is a member of the Packer Media Group, which includes 49 radio and television stations across six states.
McCarren was named to two Pro Bowls. He was also one of four offensive captains for the Green Bay Packers in 1984. McCarren started 12 of 14 games in that year.
McCarren has been a radio broadcaster for the Packers since 1995. He is co-host of the Packers Today pregame show and co-hosts the Mike McCarthy Show on Mondays. He also serves as the analyst for Packers Radio Network broadcasts. He has also anchored the team’s Locker Room on WFRV-TV and hosted Packers Live on the Packers TV Network.
McCarren has also been named Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year four times, including in 2012. McCarren has also been named to the Packers’ board of directors. He has also been named to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s hall of fame.