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  • 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.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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Countdown to camp: Rodgers on pace for greatness

Posted Jul 13, 2013

Graham Harrell, B.J. Coleman to battle for backup job


The following is the first installment in a series of stories that’ll examine the Packers’ roster position by position. This installment examines the quarterbacks.

GREEN BAY—Entering his ninth NFL training camp and sixth as a starting quarterback, like it or not, Aaron Rodgers will start hearing the word “legacy” soon.

He’s in the prime of his career, and this is when his on-field legacy will get established. Thus far, he has one ring, one Super Bowl MVP award and one league MVP, and now a new contract that will keep him in Green Bay for the foreseeable future.

No matter what happens from here on out, Rodgers will go down as one of the three best quarterbacks in franchise history. How Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Rodgers are ultimately ranked is yet to be determined.

What will Rodgers accomplish the rest of the way? It’s interesting to note the career trajectory of some of the game’s greats, past and present.

Rodgers’ boyhood idol, Joe Montana, didn’t win a league MVP award in his first eight seasons, but won two after that, along with his third and fourth titles and his third Super Bowl MVP.

Tom Brady had three rings, two Super Bowl MVPs and a league MVP in his first eight years, before adding another league MVP in year 11 (2010).

Peyton Manning and Drew Brees both won their lone championships and Super Bowl MVPs to date in their ninth seasons (2006 and 2009, respectively), with Manning adding two of his four league MVPs since his eighth year.

The final verdict awaits, of course, but Rodgers’ task is to continue his impressively high level of play as long as he can, and from there the chips will fall.

In the interest of extending Rodgers’ peak as long as possible, the coaching staff may look at a slight reduction in his snaps in training camp this year. Entering camp with four quarterbacks for the first time since 2007 (not coincidentally, the last year Rodgers was a backup) is an indication the Packers will be monitoring the wear and tear on Rodgers’ arm this summer and the rest of his career.

More attention this summer is likely to be focused on Rodgers’ understudies. With B.J. Coleman entering his second season, he’ll be looking to challenge Graham Harrell for the top backup job, while undrafted rookie Matt Brown will get his first taste of an NFL camp.

As OTAs wrapped up last month, Head Coach Mike McCarthy noted the progress both Coleman and Harrell made during the spring. He pointed to the growth Coleman, a seventh-round draft pick in 2012, has shown with his fundamentals and in coordinating the pass-protection calls against blitzes in practice.

“You just cannot get enough reps for a young quarterback in those situations,” McCarthy said. “He needs those reps and he needs to play.

“B.J. has a ton of talent. He needs to get the game to slow down for him, which is normal for where he is.”

Harrell, the clear No. 2 last season, is further along and has improved every year, according to McCarthy. His next step must come in the preseason games in August.

“He needs to perform in the preseason at a high level. That’s what you look for,” McCarthy said. “He finished the right way against Kansas City last year, but he has to have a good preseason.

“I feel good about those young guys battling it out.”

 
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