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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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Forget about the quarterback; look at the last 9:32

Posted Nov 10, 2013

Packers coach comes close to letting it all out following loss to Eagles

GREEN BAY—A mere seven days ago, the Packers were 5-2 and their fans were dreaming of the Packers running the table and clinching homefield advantage for the playoffs. That was seven days ago.

On this day a week ago, the Packers were No. 4 in the league against the run, No. 3 in rushing, No. 5 in passing, No. 2 in overall offense and their arrow was pointing so directly north that media across the country were singing the Packers’ praises. The Packers were peaking for the playoffs.

That was seven days ago. Much has changed.

Since then, the Packers have lost their starting quarterback and the man around whom the team is built, two games at Lambeau Field, the NFC North lead and their veteran backup quarterback. No one is singing the Packers’ praises now. In fact, just about everyone will paint a dark future for Mike McCarthy’s team this week.

The plot thickens.

“I’m disappointed. We have a recurring situation,” McCarthy told reporters, catching himself before letting it all out.

He didn’t have to let it all out. You’d have to be seriously football-challenged not to know what was bothering the coach.

McCarthy is a man of grit, and he was nearing the point of gritting his teeth following his team’s 27-13 loss to the Eagles on Sunday. He was doing a good job of not baring his teeth, but the edge in his voice couldn’t be disguised. The coach was hot. That’s the good news.

Recurring situation?

It goes like this: The Bears killed 8:58 of the final 9:48 of last Monday’s game, to preserve a 27-20 win. On Sunday, the Eagles killed the remaining 9:32 of the game clock, as LeSean McCoy gouged out 41 of his 155 yards rushing.

No way! That’s not the soul of Packers football. That’s not the personality of its hard-edged coach. That’s got to stop.

All around the league this week, the media pundits, and that includes the “NFL Network” jockocracy, will point to the Packers’ ailing quarterback situation. They’ll say the Packers can’t win without Aaron Rodgers. They’ll say the Packers weren’t proactive enough at addressing the backup quarterback situation. They’ll talk about Matt Flynn and any other Flynn that might ride in to save the day.

They won’t talk about the 375 yards rushing the Packers allowed in six days. They won’t talk about it because that’s too Neanderthalish of a contemporary game that’s built on pitch and catch, and they will have missed the target because it’s all those rushing yards that have cost the Packers consecutive losses at home.

“Two weeks in a row you have a guy take all the reps. I thought Scott Tolzien did a helluva job. He was seamless in the huddle. I thought his game management was outstanding,” McCarthy said.

You want the truth? OK, here’s the truth: Tolzien played well enough for the Packers to win this game. The truth is that teams seldom win games when they allow 204 yards rushing.

McCoy strengthened his NFL rushing lead. He blew through holes up the middle. He bounced to the outside, once seemingly gaining 30 yards against air. He might not be Adrian Peterson, but his impact on Sunday’s game is undeniable.

“I don’t buy into the notion that you have to rally around the quarterback,” McCarthy said, coming close to baring his teeth. “It was important for every guy to do their job today. Everybody just needs to do their job and we would win this game. I felt that in my heart.”

They needed to stop the run. It started with something as simple and old-fashioned as that, and it ended with 9:32 being killed from the clock.

That’s not Packers football.

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