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    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.

     
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    • 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.

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    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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Desmond Bishop on track to return in 2013

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Inside linebacker wishes he could have played against 49ers at Candlestick Park

GREEN BAY—There was perhaps no hungrier player on the Packers defense than Desmond Bishop for the three years he toiled as a backup linebacker and special-teamer.

After sitting out the entire 2012 season with a torn hamstring and then watching the Packers defense get shredded for 323 rushing yards in the playoff loss at San Francisco, Bishop’s hunger has returned to the level of his career’s early days, if not grown.

“There’s really no words that can describe it,” he said. “I think you’re just going to have to watch.”

A starting inside linebacker for the Packers’ 2010 Super Bowl run and subsequent 2011 season, Bishop’s 2012 campaign was over before it really started.

He tore his hamstring in the preseason opener in San Diego, a severe injury that required surgery and landed him on injured reserve. He has spent the past five months rehabbing and calls himself “somewhere between 60 and 80 percent” right now.

Bishop believes he’ll be full-go with no restrictions for OTAs and training camp this spring and summer. That remains to be seen, considering Mike McCarthy’s tendency to ease players back into the on-field drills when they’re coming off a major injury, but nonetheless, Bishop feels good about where he is on the road to recovery.

“Definitely on track for sure,” he said.

The Packers surely missed Bishop in the middle of the defense, particularly down the stretch in 2012 as Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 409 yards in two regular-season games and then San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick ran wild in the playoffs.

That’s not to suggest replacement Brad Jones was a weak link in the defense, but amongst the inside linebackers, Bishop packs the biggest wallop and plays with a fire and intensity all his own.

Bishop wasn’t going to say he single-handedly could have prevented Kaepernick from gashing the Packers for a QB-record 181 yards rushing, but he would have liked to try. His explosive sack of Philadelphia’s Michael Vick on the very first snap of the 2010 NFC Wild Card game set the tone for a defense that had a memorable four-game postseason run.

“Of course, I believe I could have helped impact the team,” he said. “I always have thought that and always will.”

A 2007 draft choice out of Cal and a northern California native, Bishop will always regret missing the playoff clash at Candlestick Park. In his youth, he played there in Pop Warner at halftime of 49ers games.

His only other opportunity to play there as a pro came in the 2008 preseason, and he missed that due to injury, as well.

“Where I grew up, I could actually see Candlestick from my window,” he said. “I grew up a Niners fan. So it was really a homecoming. It would have definitely been fun to be out there.”

He sees quarterbacks like Kaepernick and Washington’s Robert Griffin III, as well as the read-option offense, as the latest league-wide challenges, and he can’t wait to get his chance against them all.

Bishop doesn’t believe the Packers need a complete overhaul on defense, but he spoke of needing a different “mindset” and better “discipline” and “technique” to stop the running QBs and the read-option.

The Packers are scheduled to face both quarterbacks next season, and when told the Packers would get their first look at Griffin – provided he’s healthy – in 2013, his eyes actually lit up.

It’s that hunger again.

“The league is always evolving,” Bishop said. “I think the new spread offense with a running quarterback is innovative and different, but defenses will evolve as well and figure out how to stop it, and then offenses are going to come up with something else. Just like a revolving door.”

 
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