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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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Be happy; the Pack is back, baby

Posted Nov 18, 2012

Green Bay Packers Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley celebrate against the Detroit Lions

DETROIT—When the Packers left Detroit on Thanksgiving night last year, they were an 11-0 football team heading home for the sweetest slice of turkey in the NFL. Nobody could beat them.

They were so dominant that fans and media were starting to ask the requisite questions that always seem to go before a fall. Were the Packers a dynasty? How many Super Bowls would they win? Were they possibly, cough, the greatest team of all time?

None of those questions were on anyone’s lips on Sunday, as the Packers offense stalled on six consecutive drives. What’s wrong with the Packers? That was the question on most lips.

Then came the answer in a lickety-split touchdown drive that snatched victory when most everyone was expecting defeat. When Mason Crosby mercifully split the uprights with an insurance-policy field goal with 19 seconds left to play, the Packers were 24-20 winners over a Lions team at the end of its rope.

So, what is it about this year’s turkey that will taste even sweeter than last year’s?

The difference is this year’s turkey will be smokin’ hot. Last year’s turkey was starting to cool.

In other words, nothing bonds a team and gives it that winning feeling like a few gut-check wins, and that’s what Sunday’s win will do for this team. You could see it on the face of its head coach and in the voice of its quarterback in their postgame press conferences. You could feel their confidence growing.

“This game is so much about confidence,” Mike McCarthy said.

The Packers are a confident bunch. They aren’t chasing an undefeated season. They’re pursuing something much more meaningful than that. This team’s goal is a championship, and they took home with them on Sunday the look of a team no one’s going to want to play in January.

“Yeah, we’ve won five in a row, beat some good teams along the way. After tomorrow night, we could be in the driver’s seat. Either way, we’re positioned. We have to play our best football,” Rodgers said when asked if he senses the Packers are getting hot at the right time of the year.

When you sit down in front of the TV on Monday night to root for the San Francisco 49ers, think about where you were on Monday night, Sept. 24. Think about the play at the end of that game that cost you a night’s sleep, maybe two or three nights of sleep. Think about the game the Packers lost six days later, and the 2-3 record the Packers brought home with them from Indianapolis.

What chance did you give this team then of being 7-3? What chance did you give yourself of ever finding happiness in this season?

Are you happy today?

Really happy, aren’t you?

Life is good in Packernation today. The Packers are one Bears loss away from the NFC North, and dead ahead is a game in New York that will be about more than holding that NFC North lead, should the Packers have it. You know what I mean, don’t you?

Life is good for everyone in Packernation today, except for one man: Mason Crosby.

These are some of the worst days of his football life. Crosby has missed seven of his last 13 field goal attempts. He missed two on Sunday, if you don’t count the first one he missed when the Lions tried to ice him. His day also began with his coach ordering a fourth-down go for it, instead of a long field goal attempt that was clearly within Crosby’s range. As his coach said, so much of this game is about confidence.

It has come to this: “Mason’s got to put the ball through the uprights. We’ll continue to work with Mason. We won’t blink in our commitment to Mason,” McCarthy said following Sunday’s game.

His words were supportive, yet, they are also challenging. We are in the crunch-time part of the season. The time for patience is near an end. The Packers need a kicker on whom they can rely, as they always have relied on Crosby.

“I have no reason not to believe in him. I have all the confidence Mason is going to get that back. We need him,” McCarthy said.

Yes, the Packers need him. They need him desperately. Postseason football is about crunch time and crunch time is often about kickers.

You might say Crosby is the last piece of the puzzle. When that piece is finally in place, the Packers will be ready to make their run.

Additional coverage - Nov. 18
 
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