Packers shareholders will have annual meeting on July 26

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For most teams with a high-profile boycott, the next relevant development after the player skips mandatory minicamp becomes training camp. For the Packers, there’s another significant date on the calendar before the players report.

On July 26 at 11:00 a.m. CT, the Green Bay Packers shareholders will meet at Lambeau Field.

The status of quarterback Aaron Rodgers surely will dominate the day, unless the supposedly fixable situation is somehow fixed by then. It likely won’t be, and people like CEO Mark Murphy could face hostility from the fan base/ownership group that is supposedly (per Murphy) divided over the Rodgers situation.

Although it had seemed that Packers fans would be inclined to support the team, Murphy’s latest gratuitous remark regarding Rodgers seems to have sparked some rancor in support of Rodgers. Arguably for good reason. Murphy cited former G.M. Ted Thompson, who has died and thus can’t provide an explanation or content for his explanation to Murphy that Rodgers is a “complicated fella.”

One on hand, Murphy’s comment doesn’t mean much. Anyone who has paid any attention to the Packers in recent years already knows that Rodgers is indeed complicated. Moody, sensitive, prone to holding grudges. That’s Rodgers. But it also makes no sense to troll him, because Rodgers’ nature will make it far less likely that he’ll just let it go. It’s more likely that he’ll dig in.

It all adds up to some potential drama on July 26, with this year’s shareholders meeting potentially yielding something far more compelling that the annual look into the books of an NFL franchise.

39 responses to “Packers shareholders will have annual meeting on July 26

  1. I’ll be there! I bought like 7 shares. They haven’t appreciated. Pretty steamed

  2. numba1wiscosportsfan says:
    June 12, 2021 at 8:42 pm
    I’ll be there! I bought like 7 shares. They haven’t appreciated. Pretty steamed

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I’m sorry that happened to you. Those stock certificates are supposed to be for souvenir purposes only. If you can let me know who took advantage of you, perhaps I can get your money back and you can spend it on better investments, like Stefon Diggs Viking jerseys or Dani Hunter gear.

  3. I print, frame and sell shares on eBay. Hit me up and I’ll make you an owner

  4. The smart thing to do is trade him now for the best return, play Love and if he doesn’t have it use that capitol to move up and take the next QB.

  5. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 12, 2021 at 9:27 pm
    I print, frame and sell shares on eBay. Hit me up and I’ll make you an owner
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    It wouldn’t matter if it were souvenirs or real stock certificates, you’re not just an antagonist, you’re a fraudster! Call me shocked.

  6. Those silly Packer fans get a choice about contributing to the team (buying “stock”) for stadium upgrades, etc. In Minnesota, the government just takes it from us to finance such things.

  7. This is a very loose use of the word ‘shareholders’.

    When have Packers shareholders ever received a dividend payment?

  8. Aaron cannot hold a relationship with anyone. Someone who won’t speak to his family has a mental health problem

  9. Well said Mike! I vote for new leadership. Obviously the decision to move on from Rodgers had to have been approved, or even directed from the very top. Then Rodgers had an MVP season and they’re trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Murphy, who obviously was behind the whole thing, can’t come clean about their plan, and has decided on a strategy to make Rodgers look like the bad guy, and even go to the extreme of quoting the late Ted Thompson to try to gain a PR advantage. It’s gotten very ugly, and reflects very poorly on the organization. If Rodgers is a complicated fella, and you decided to move up in the first round to replace him, stick to your guns. Get top dollar for Rodgers, and move on. Don’t be afraid of looking like a fool if Rodgers moves to another team and pulls a Tom Brady. Have confidence in the kid you chose as his replacement. You’re certainly sending the wrong signals to your new young QB. You should be showing him you have faith in him. Just utter incompetence. Change is needed.

  10. I hope for their sake that the people who are saying “Get rid of Rodgers now for whatever you can get!” aren’t in the stock market. I sort of wish I could get them in a poker game though.

  11. The Packers are in jeopardy of having rotating quarterbacks, a different guy every two weeks.

  12. The Green Bay Packers – the only team worthy of being owned by its very own community.

    It’s not just the record 13 World Championships that make it the greatest franchise in NFL history.

  13. SeeYouNextTuesday says:
    June 13, 2021 at 12:25 am
    This is a very loose use of the word ‘shareholders’.

    When have Packers shareholders ever received a dividend payment?
    _____________

    A lot of stocks do not pay dividends.

  14. When have Packers shareholders ever received a dividend payment?
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    Every time they walk into Lambeau. Same for us that don't own stock.

  15. gibson45 says:
    June 13, 2021 at 9:25 am

    A lot of stocks do not pay dividends.

    ———————-

    Right, and if they cannot sell them, how else would they create any gains from being a shareholder?

  16. The envy of Vikings fans is palpable. Your city is 4x the size of ours, we have 13 NFL championships, the trophy of which is named after the team’s venerable coach, a rich tradition of history, a huge following nationwide, and our team’s arrow is pointing up with a very good roster and impressive young coach and a GM and CEO who have a plan and are keeping the team competitive. And there is so much more – not to mention this small town franchise is arguably the best feel-good story in professional sports.

    Your team has an empty trophy case, envious and spiteful fans, and they wear purple. The contrast is stark.

  17. SeeYouNextTuesday says:
    June 13, 2021 at 9:40 am
    gibson45 says:
    June 13, 2021 at 9:25 am

    A lot of stocks do not pay dividends.

    ———————-

    Right, and if they cannot sell them, how else would they create any gains from being a shareholder?
    __________

    Just like not paying dividends, a lot to stocks cannot be sold. For example, traditional Class A stocks cannot be sold. That does not mean that the holders of those stocks are any less shareholders.

  18. Zero equity shares… perfect for delusional fans who want to be ‘owners’.

  19. SeeYouNextTuesday says:
    June 13, 2021 at 10:50 am
    Zero equity shares… perfect for delusional fans who want to be ‘owners’.
    ___________

    Anyone who purchased Packers stock did so with the clear understanding that the stock is not transferable on any market. That has no effect on the stockholders ownership status. The shareholders are owners, regardless of how you try characterize them otherwise.

  20. philcodean says:
    June 13, 2021 at 9:40 am
    When have Packers shareholders ever received a dividend payment?
    >>>>>><<<<<<<
    Every time they walk into Lambeau. Same for us that don't own stock.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Great answer.

  21. I think the main reason Viking Fan resents the stock sale is the direct contribution it made to the Packers, and the reduction of the tax burden upon people who are not sports fans. A voluntary tax by and from and for the people that use it! How extraordinary! It didn’t allow for a 1%’er to get wealthier and every citizen paying for it……..like Minnesota. Maybe that’s the reason.

  22. If cheesers want to buy stock, big deal, it’s their money and it’s really not much different than buying a brick with your name on it in a stadium plaza. It’s not the worthless stock ownership thing that bugs this Vikings’ fan, it’s the fact that, beyond all logic, cheesers somehow think they are personally superior because they own the stock and their team has a couple dusty trophies.

  23. purpleguy says:
    June 13, 2021 at 4:48 pm
    If cheesers want to buy stock, big deal, it’s their money and it’s really not much different than buying a brick with your name on it in a stadium plaza. It’s not the worthless stock ownership thing that bugs this Vikings’ fan, it’s the fact that, beyond all logic, cheesers somehow think they are personally superior because they own the stock and their team has a couple dusty trophies.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The stock purchases literally helped build a spectacular facility. How can a stockholder not be proud of that? Packer fans do not feel superior but Viking Fan definitely feels inferior…..for the same reason. Trophies.

  24. You can also buy a certificate that says you own a star anywhere in the galaxy. Similar concept to ‘owning’ a piece of the Packers.

  25. The stock purchases literally helped build a spectacular facility.
    ______
    Yes mark murphy’s vacation home is quite nice but lets not forget it was many many years of a brown county sales tax that refurbished those Lambeau bleachers and paid for the 31st rated training facility.

  26. We keep hearing about all these grudges and moodiness … but none of the many media wonks to spout this ever give us examples … please list four or five – I’d be interested in hearing about them. Is Rodgers complicated? I don’t know … but if he is – his frustrations might come with having to deal with all the simpletons in the front office. We’ll be able to see just how brilliant they are this season, if Rodgers does not return.

  27. Despite the petty efforts of a self-described antagonist to misinform, the Brown County tax for Lambeau was retired earlier than expected in 2015 and has created reserves sufficient for maintenance through 2031. The limited tax, supported directly by fans, was unique and an economic home run for Brown County. One benefit of the bleachers is they are virtually maintenance-free. The outdated training facility ranking incorrectly used above was from 2013. State-of the-art renovations were completed in 2018.

    US Bank, by comparison, is still trying to refinance $350M in taxpayer debt due to reduced revenues from the pandemic. Lambeau dodged that bullet!

    I don’t know anything about Murphy’s vacation home. Does anyone have pictures? I’d kind of like to see it.

  28. SeeYouNextTuesday says:
    June 13, 2021 at 12:25 am

    This is a very loose use of the word ‘shareholders’.

    When have Packers shareholders ever received a dividend payment?

    You obviously don’t know much about the market. Many very strong companies don’t pay dividends. Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet never have and likely never will.

  29. 31. Though the team upgraded its entire training facility in 2013, the weight room still sort of looks like your local rec center.
    -2015

    The brown county sales tax was paid by everyone, not just fans. For 15 years. Hardly limited. But the bleachers are the best all metal bleachers in the NFL.

  30. Shouldn’t every shareholder be subject to the League’s Code of Conduct for owners and subject to fines like any other owner?

  31. Once again, the prospectus will be a pop-up book for the shareholders.

  32. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 13, 2021 at 7:37 pm
    The brown county sales tax was paid by everyone, not just fans. For 15 years. Hardly limited. But the bleachers are the best all metal bleachers in the NFL.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    You’re right. On both counts. Especially the part about the bleachers.

  33. After everything it’s just nice seeing people getting together in large groups again.
    Who cares about the stock thing, it’s their ‘thing’ anyway. kinda dumb, but whatever. I know packer fans and they display it in their man cave or whatever with pride.

  34. Owning Packers shares are like buying a certificate to own a star in our galaxy. It’s just a way to have fans/people donate money to the team.

    It’s not a stock. There’s now way to benefit financially from owning shares, and there never will be a way to do so. Everyone that buys them should know this, unfortunately some do believe they’re part owners and that their opinion matters as such.

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