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  • 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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Cardinals rugged pre-bye foe

Posted Nov 1, 2012


When Mike McCarthy made the following comment on Wednesday – “I think we’ve made the mistake of maybe looking forward to the bye week in the past. We’re not going to make that mistake this week.” – the media immediately wanted to know exactly when in the past that mistake was made.

I thought to myself: How is he going to avoid telling us it was last week?

That’s my opinion. I think the Green Bay Packers might’ve been suffering from a case of looking ahead to the bye week, when they struggled to put away a one-win Jaguars team that was missing its star running back and both starting cornerbacks.

The Packers are a battle-fatigued team. It’s a team that desperately needs a rest, which it will get next week. First, however, it has one more mile to go, and the final mile of their journey to the bye week might be as physically demanding a test as this team has faced since its opener against the 49ers.

Don’t be fooled by the Arizona Cardinals’ four-game losing streak. Don’t be lulled to sleep by their No. 31 ranking on offense, or by the egg they laid on Monday night against the 49ers. The Cardinals are the worst kind of team to play right before a bye, especially for a banged-up team needing a rest. The Cardinals are the kind of team that knocks you around.

Larry Fitzgerald might be the face of that franchise, but he’s not its calling card. Defense is the Cardinals’ signature, and players such as Darnell Dockett, Daryl Washington, Calais Campbell and Patrick Peterson are the faces of that defense.

The visitors from the desert own the league’s No. 6 overall defense and No. 4 pass defense. It is their No. 1 ranking in sacks per pass play, however, that really distinguishes them. Out of their 3-4, the Cardinals send a lot of young speed at the quarterback.

Should the Packers find a way to get to 6-3 on Sunday, it surely would be a bye week to celebrate. Arizona is not a team to take lightly, because it hits hard.

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Cardinals.

1. Protect Aaron RodgersAgainst a defense tied for the sacks lead (26), victory on Sunday hinges on the Packers’ ability to protect its quarterback.

2. Match their desperation—At 4-4, the Cardinals are nearing the edge of the playoffs cliff. Call it a promise or a warning, but Daryn Colledge guaranteed the Cardinals would be all in for this one.

3. Avoid Patrick Peterson—Try William Gay. It worked in Super Bowl XLV.

4. Run the ball—The Cardinals are 21st against the run. Run defense is not their strength, and an effective running game is always the best way to protect the quarterback.

5. Force turnovers—Quarterback John Skelton is struggling.

6. Focus on Fitzgerald—He’s still their star. He’s the guy that can beat you on offense.

7. Stay away from the heaters—The Cardinals won’t.

8. Beware of tricks—Ken Whisenhunt likes to use Peterson in creative ways on offense.

9. Catch the ball—Drops are a problem that must go away.

10. Smell the bye—And use it as motivation. It won’t smell good coming off a loss.

Additional coverage - Nov. 1

 
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