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Family Night Scrimmage Washed Out

AP has the story on Saturday night’s family night scrimmage being rained out:

The Packers’ fan base is now firmly entrenched behind their young quarterback a year removed from an awkward family night scrimmage that featured Brett Favre(notes) flying in and watching from a private luxury box.

But none of the Packers got a chance to play in the team’s most unique event of the season on Saturday night after strong thunderstorms swept through the area, leaving more than 50,000 fans without an early season football fix.

“I didn’t get booed and I didn’t throw any interceptions tonight, so that was good,” Rodgers joked. “Last time was an interesting night with everything that happened during the day, but it was the beginning of a solid preseason and moving forward as a team together.”

The Packers knew that this year’s scrimmage would lack the off-field drama of last year’s event when Favre returned days before his eventual trade to the New York Jets.

Turns out, it lacked any on-field drama, too.

Heavy rains began about 15 minutes before the scrimmage was scheduled to begin with players just finishing warmups and the lightning never let up. After a delay of an hour and a half, the event was called.

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