Bring Jim in to Speak

Jim speaks to groups large and small throughout the football season.  With the Packers preparing to celebrate their 100th birthday on August 11, 2019,  Jim uses photos of his extensive memorabilia collection of old football cards, newspapers and magazines to trace Packer history from Lambeau to McCarthy.

Hire Jim Rice

Jim speaks at public libraries, senior centers and to various community groups from August through February.  In the year of the Packer’s 100th birthday (August 11, 2019), audiences will find his presentations entertaining and thought-provoking.   

“I thought I knew Packer history, but Jim’s presentation blew me away with all of the great Packer lore that I never knew. “
— Mike F., Cedarburg, WI

What’s more, your group will find Jim’s amiable personality encourages audience members to share their favorite stories, too.  Jim’s current presentation, The Packers’ Century,  looks back at all the great games, players and moments in Packer history.


The Packers’ Century                  $300         100 years of Packer history through photos of memorabilia from Lambeau to McCarthy    

Green Bay’s “13”
Championship Seasons               

Packers-Bears Rivalry                 $300     

Date                 Location

2018-19 Schedule

Sept. 5              Sun Prairie Library 6:30pm

Sept. 11             Hartford Public Library 7:00pm

Sept. 18             Hartford Senior Center  10:45am

Sept.  19            Port Washington Senior Center  1:30pm

                             Whitewater Public Library  6:30pm

Sept. 25             McFarland Public Library  6:30pm

Sept. 27             Lake Mills Library  6:30pm

Oct. 2               South Shore Yacht Club, Milwaukee 7:30pm

Oct. 6               Darlington Library 1:00pm

                            Cobb Library 3:30pm

Oct. 18              Manitowoc Library  6:30pm

Oct. 21              Green Lake Library  2:00pm

Oct. 23              Clintonville Library  6:00pm

Nov. 3               Stevens Point Library  1:30pm

                            Portage Library  6:30pm

Nov.  8              Belleville Library  7:pm

Nov. 13              Fitchburg Library  7:0pm

Nov. 15              Milwaukee Catholic Home  5:30pm

Nov. 30              Heritage, Menomonee Falls 6:30pm

Dec. 1               Door County Library, Sturgeon Bay  2:00pm

Jan.  8              St. John’s on the Lake, Milwaukee 3:00pm

Jan. 10              Shiocton Library  4:00pm

                            Bonduel Library 7:00pm

Feb. 5               Janesville Public Library  6:30pm

Contact Jim to find out if he’s available for your gathering.

Jim has presented in these communities over the last few years:

Campbellsport, East Troy, Brookfield, Fox Lake, Plymouth, Cedarburg, Walworth, DeForest, Sheboygan, Watertown, Poynette, Kaukauna, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Green Lake, Fort Atkinson, Mequon, Racine, Verona, Beloit, Sun Prairie, Grafton, Sussex, and Cudahy.

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Get in on the Conversation with fellow Packerbackers is the only site that gets you off the sidelines and into the game with, quite literally, ALL of your favorite Packers.  From Curly Lambeau to Bart Starr to Aaron Rodgers — you can tell your story about your connection, meetings or memory of them all!  We want to hear all about it.  You can even send in your photos and we’ll publish them!

Listen to Jim’s Packer Podcast Interviews

Beyond the great games that Jim writes about are some truly amazing stories from fans, sportswriters, and former players about the only community owned franchise in pro sports. Take a walk through history through the eyes of those that live and breathe Packer football!

Meet Jim Rice – Author & Packer Historian

Jim has been writing and speaking about Packer history in Wisconsin since 2011.  A former history teacher, coach and school superintendent, sports history has been a lifelong interest of Jim’s.  He attended Marquette University in the 1970s and has remained in Wisconsin ever since.

Own the Books that are Packer History! 

Jim’s four books — Giant Cheeseheads,  13 Championship Seasons, 92 Years! and Great Games of the Gridiron — detail histories of games and rivalries over the 100-year history of the franchise.  Inexpensive to own, but easy to purchase and packed full of stories, statistics and Packer info for the die hard fan.

Meeting Bart & Cherry Starr!

New York accent but born in Milwaukee!

Ray Nitschke – A Great Field Trip – Collecting Sportscards!

The Packers' Century enjoyed meeting Gordy Swiggum and hearing his Packer stories.  He knew about Cal Hubbard of my favorite Packers!

Packer Sundays + Punt, Pass & Kick A long time Packer fan reflects on being  fan as a young boy!

“Jim, you are a class act. I continue to wish you well with your endeavor, my friend.”

Steve Schumer

Packer FAN Hall of Fame

“Jim, the greatest Packer fan and best author in the world!”

Frank Lamping

Packer FAN Hall of Fame


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