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  • 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.

  • 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/




Decision on Aaron Rodgers likely to come earlier this week

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Mike McCarthy revisits final 10 seconds vs. Steelers

GREEN BAY—The decision on Aaron Rodgers’ playing status should come “sooner than later” this week, Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday.

The pattern for the last few weeks has been to have Rodgers participate in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, with a decision on his availability made Friday morning. Rodgers has been ruled out every Friday thus far and has yet to play since breaking his left collarbone on Nov. 4.

With McCarthy giving the players Wednesday off this week for Christmas, the Packers won’t conduct an on-field practice until Thursday.

So, given McCarthy’s desire to speed up what has been the weekly drawn-out process, chances are Rodgers and the Packers will know whether or not he’s playing in Sunday’s winner-takes-the-NFC-North game in Chicago before the first practice snap of the week on Thursday.

“I think it’s important for us to make a quicker decision,” McCarthy said. “This has obviously been frustrating, stressful for Aaron, rightfully so. But also, our football team, I want them to know who the quarterback is going to be.”

Last week, based on what he saw in practice, McCarthy declared Rodgers “ready to play,” but Rodgers still has not been medically cleared. Sunday’s game will be one day shy of eight weeks since the fracture occurred.

“After seeing Aaron practice for two weeks, this is something Ted Thompson and I need to sit down and we need to assess all the information and decide if it’s time for him to play,” McCarthy said. “Aaron wants to play, has wanted to play for the last couple weeks. He fully accepts, understands everything going on with his injury.”

In other injury news, McCarthy had no update on outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who re-injured his previously broken thumb despite wearing a protective cast. All McCarthy said is the medical staff “didn’t feel very good about the injury.”

Running back Eddie Lacy’s ankle remains “sore” but more won’t be known until later in the week. Receiver Randall Cobb, who remains on injured reserve with the designation to return, will take more reps in practice this week after coming back to practice last week for the first time in more than two full months.

Revisiting the chaotic final 10 seconds of Sunday’s 38-31 loss to the Steelers, McCarthy was bothered by the fact that referee Carl Cheffers and umpire Undrey Wash didn’t coordinate their “mechanics” as far as starting the clock after the 10-second penalty runoff and allowing Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith to snap the ball.

The Packers only got one play off from the 6-yard line, an incomplete slant pass to Jarrett Boykin, and McCarthy clearly believes there should have been time for at least one more snap.

“The referee and the umpire need to be on the same page,” McCarthy said. “Dietrich(-Smith) was informed, don’t snap the ball until the umpire pointed at him. The umpire pointed at him at three seconds.

“It just wasn’t coordinated. I’m not trying to get in trouble here or anything, but it doesn’t take 10 seconds to run a three-step drop pass. I think we all understand that.”

Equally frustrating, if not moreso, were the two critical pre-snap penalties that couldn’t have come at worse times – the false start that necessitated the 10-second runoff in the waning moments, and the offside call on Nick Perry on a Steelers field goal attempt with 1:35 left that gave Pittsburgh a first-and-goal.

“I think we were the sixth team to jump offsides on a field goal against the Steelers,” McCarthy said. “Give them credit for that, but there’s no excuse for Nick to do that.”

There’s also no ambiguity about what’s at stake in Week 17 at Soldier Field, despite the team’s constantly changing circumstances since the calendar turned to December.

The Packers have gone from needing to win and get help to controlling their own destiny with two games left to surrendering their fate for three hours on Sunday night to now finding themselves in a win-and-get-in game.

“We’re playing for the division championship. It’s been a wild ride so far, and I’d like to think we’re just getting started,” McCarthy said. “That’s what I’m selling. Hopefully, they’re buying it.”

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