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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 waits, Matt Flynn prepares to be starter

Posted Dec 18, 2013

Randall Cobb all smiles at practice on Wednesday

GREEN BAY—The Packers’ quarterback situation hasn’t changed, yet.

Aaron Rodgers is still not medically cleared, Matt Flynn will prepare as though he’s the starter, and another discussion surrounding Rodgers’ status will likely take place again on Friday.

It’s the same path the Packers followed last week, right down to Rodgers’ scheduled media time. He’ll speak to reporters again on Thursday.

“My mindset is I’m starting,” Flynn said following Wednesday’s practice. “Obviously, we all hope Aaron plays, but my mindset is I’m starting just so I can prepare myself.”

The biggest difference is the Packers’ playoff scenario, which no longer requires help to climb the pecking order. Now it’s win two to get in, beginning Sunday at home against Pittsburgh. If there’s any buffer against a potential letdown following such an emotionally charged victory last Sunday, that’s it.

“If you were to let down now, you’re in the wrong situation,” receiver Jordy Nelson said. “I don’t know why anyone would back off the pedal at all. I think guys have an extra boost of energy.”

The receivers got their own jolt of excitement as Randall Cobb returned to practice for the first time since injuring his lower leg more than two months ago in Baltimore.

Cobb remains on injured reserve with the designation to return, so he is not on the active roster, but he can practice for now. He just began running full speed about a week ago, so his return to action isn’t imminent.

Cobb gave no timetable, saying he’s “just taking it day to day right now,” but there was no hiding his joy in running a few routes and catching passes again.

“Everybody was making fun of me because I was smiling from ear to ear, getting my helmet back, getting a new pair of cleats, just being at practice,” he said. “It’s a very good day for me, I’d say. Early Christmas present for sure.”

Fellow receiver James Jones said Cobb was so excited he looked like a 12-year-old getting that Christmas present.

“It was good to see him back out there, man,” Jones said. “He just makes us better. Receiver corps better, offense better. Hopefully he can heal up fast and get back on the field and play at a high level.”

The player on the Packers offense playing at the highest level right now might be running back Eddie Lacy, who was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 141 rushing yards at Dallas.

Still nursing a bum ankle, Lacy sat out practice on Wednesday, but there are no doubts about his availability for Sunday’s game. With the Packers’ last two regular-season games slated for the cold outdoors, Lacy’s bruising, physical running style almost becomes a necessity, even if Rodgers plays.

“Eddie is a special player,” Flynn said. “I have a front-row seat to watch him run, and it’s fun. Right now, in December, you’ve got to have it. You’ve got to have the running game.”

The Steelers have their own rookie power back in Le’Veon Bell, who was drafted 13 spots ahead of Lacy in April. Pittsburgh Head Coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this week he’d make the same choice again, but if the perceived jab is bothering Lacy, there’s no way the laid-back, borderline aloof rookie-of-the-year candidate will let it show.

“That doesn’t say nothin’ to me,” Lacy said. “They picked the guy they wanted, and I landed here. I’m very happy here and I’m doing good here, so I think it worked out for me.

“You can use it for motivation, but I’m not one to use external factors for motivation.”

The Packers’ second-half rallies in the last two games have been motivated by having the season at stake. Even if the quarterback situation changes by week’s end, the team’s motivation certainly won’t.

“We started our playoffs two weeks ago, basically,” Flynn said. “When you get backed up in a corner like that, you come out swinging. We have.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 18

 
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