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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     

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Aaron Rodgers talks to reporters about injury

Posted Nov 20, 2013

Quarterback confident Packers can stay in race until he returns

GREEN BAY—Aaron Rodgers held his customary Wednesday pow-wow with reporters at his locker for the first time since he broke his left collarbone, but there’s nothing to read into it.

“I just missed you guys a lot,” Rodgers joked with the media.

Rodgers reiterated various things he has said on his weekly radio show, including that he hasn’t had the bone x-rayed again since the initial scan, and that he’ll need to be on the practice field two days before a game for him to possibly play.

“So that’s Friday of this week or Tuesday of next week,” he said, making no promises for either. “It’s a waiting game. We’ll see what happens.

“This is a tough injury to deal with, because it’s not like you can tough through this or gut it out, which I’ve done with various other injuries throughout my career. It is difficult, but you just have to trust the process and hope it heals quicker than people think.”

As has been the case all along, no one is predicting how long that will take.

“We’re talking about the healing of a bone,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “Until Dr. McKenzie and Aaron feel we’re at a spot to talk about playing, we’ll talk about it, but that did not happen today.”

Rodgers lamented multiple times how much he misses playing and being on the field “with the guys.” He does believe the Packers can stay in the playoff race until he returns, pausing briefly before giving a direct “yes” to that very question.

He’s basing that confidence on his faith in the rest of the roster and on the steady improvement he’s seen from backup QB Scott Tolzien the past two weeks.

“I’m proud of Scott, the way he’s stepped in,” Rodgers said. “Obviously, he’d like to have a couple throws back from that (Giants) game, but that’s typical.

“We’re always striving to be perfect. He’s learning on the fly. It’s quick experience for him, being thrown out there. His preparation has been very good, his approach, and I think he’s primed to have a good week.”

Tolzien was praised by McCarthy for his completion percentage against the Giants (71 percent) and for his accuracy, particularly on downfield throws. His “issue” was the three interceptions, and the five total he has thrown in two games.

Tolzien is trying to find that balance between protecting the football and “letting it rip,” as McCarthy referenced previously. It’s a tough line to walk, especially for a quarterback with all of 7½ quarters of action under his belt.

But, again, just as he did last week, Tolzien pointed to his extensive studying as the element to carry him through in his second start, Sunday at Lambeau Field against Minnesota.

He’s leaning on his prep work both in terms of making better decisions and handling the pressure that comes with ending the team’s current three-game losing streak, which would help keep the Packers afloat until Rodgers returns.

“It’s something that’s in the back of your mind,” Tolzien said of the interceptions, “but you still have to play ball. It’s still a reactionary sport.

“No question, there’s a sense of urgency, but you still try to stay within yourself and let the game come to you. I think you want to press in your preparation, but you don’t want to press on the field.”

McCarthy stressed that the playoff picture is not part of the team’s discussions at this point, but the players have a solid grasp of the situation regardless.

The Packers haven’t been at .500 this late in a season since 2008, the last time they missed the postseason. They’re in somewhat strange territory, yet, fully in tune with reality.

“You can say that you don’t think about the playoffs … but you do,” guard Josh Sitton said. “When you’re 5-5, if you give one more away, especially in the NFC, you might not be in.”

Receiver Jordy Nelson wouldn’t go so far as to call Sunday a must-win, but “it’s probably about as close as you can get to one.”

“Everybody understands where we’re at,” guard T.J. Lang said. “Our backs aren’t against the wall, but we’re pretty damn close.”

Additional coverage - Nov. 20

 
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