The Packers Century Series
About Jim Rice
It was the 1961 NFL Championship Game that first caught Jim’s attention. A successful football team from Green Bay, Wisconsin, annihilated the powerful New York Giants 37-0. From that point on, Jim could never get enough of sports history, especially the winning traditions of the Green Bay Packers and the New York Yankees. Jim’s a former history teacher, coach, and superintendent, who began following his passion for the Packers on a full-time basis after Super Bowl XLV!
Invite Jim to Speak
Looking for an enthusiastic speaker who will keep the audience engaged from start to finish? Jim Rice does that when he shares the history of the Green Bay Packers with groups large and small.
“The Packers Century” program looks back at the great games, players, and moments in the team’s history. Jim takes us through the 100 years with photos of his extensive collection of old football cards, newspapers, and magazines. A fast-paced presentation takes audiences from Lambeau to LaFleur, and fans frequently share their favorite Packer stories along the way!
Here is a video of a presentation at the library in Lake Mills, Wisconsin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPoY0a5g8lk
Packers FAN Hall of Fame
Jim has connected with five devoted fans, and they have shared their favorite stories with the Packers Century!
Gillette, NJ Inducted 2015
Steve’s dedication to the team goes far. He’s traveled to dozens of games, and he especially enjoys his trips to Green Bay. He loves the players, but Steve is first and foremost about the team!
Union Grove, WI Inducted 2017
Frank’s hometown rallied around his nomination to the HOF. Frank is a very positive and loyal fan, who shares all great news about his favorite team both at home and at Lambeau Field!
Racine, WI Inducted 2010
Jim and Pat have 11 children. They are all Packer fans, of course, and the family has plenty of great stories about watching the games. Packers games. Jim’s “blood donation story” is incredible!
Cedarburg, WI Inducted 2014
Vivian began following the Packers in 1947. She listened to games on the radio with her twin brother. They also share their birthday with Bart Starr! Vivian went to Super Bowl II.
Richard “Ike” Eisenhauer
Wauwatosa, WI Inducted 2008
Ike went to many games at Milwaukee County Stadium. It was there in 1955, on a blind date, that Ike met his future bride, Alice. Sadly, Ike passed away in 2017. R.I.P. my friend.
Jim enjoys meeting Packers fans and asking them to share their stories on video. Here stories about the only community-owned franchise in professional sports that is intimately tied to its fan base. Enjoy a walk through history with those who live and breathe Packers football.
Check out the stories on Jim’s You Tube Channel.