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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.

     
  • 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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Fourth quarter frustrating for Mike McCarthy

Posted Nov 11, 2013

Packers work out Matt Flynn on Monday

GREEN BAY—The issue perturbed Mike McCarthy in the Week 1 loss at San Francisco, and two months later it has only gotten worse.

“What I’m disappointed in, and it’s gone on all year, is our fourth-quarter performance,” McCarthy said on Monday, a day after another fizzle at the finish led to a second straight home loss. “We’re not playing our best football when it counts. I’m obviously frustrated with it.”

Frustrations exist on both sides of the ball, and the raw numbers aren’t pretty. The Packers have been outscored 83-46 in the fourth quarter this season. They’ve scored three points or less in the fourth quarter five times and allowed 13 points or more five times.

As McCarthy said, there’s no “drill” for finishing strong, but it’s been this team’s weakness all year, even in victory. Now that it’s starting to cost the Packers critical midseason games, it has to change soon. Starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still “a couple weeks away,” McCarthy said, and defensive star Clay Matthews will be playing with a hindering club on his hand for several weeks.

The scoring statistics don’t come close to telling the whole late-game story, either.

In the last two games, the Packers have given up just three points in the fourth quarter, but they’ve allowed the Bears and Eagles to control the ball for a collective 18½ minutes on two lead-protecting drives that killed any hopes of an offensive rally.

“Our issue yesterday is we didn’t tackle,” McCarthy said. “We’ve played nine games. Like I told the team, it’s time for our locker room to step up and take a big step.

“We’re always talking about who’s not there. We need to focus on what the hell we’re doing, and that’s winning football games, playing quality football.”

The Packers got some quality play from quarterback Scott Tolzien in a pinch, as the former Badger came off the bench in the first quarter and led the offense to 351 yards in nine series in his NFL debut.

As he did right after the game, McCarthy praised Tolzien’s performance given his limited preparation, and he attributed the goal-line interception in the second quarter to a footwork issue that messed up his timing.

The turnover, and two straight incompletions from the Eagles’ 7-yard line in the fourth quarter, contributed to an 0-for-4 showing in the red zone that prevented Tolzien’s day from producing more.

“The opportunities were there,” McCarthy said.

The defense had its chances, too, but gave up three long TD passes, two of them when the secondary had double coverage on the receiver.

“You can’t have that in any game,” McCarthy said. “You’ve got to make plays when the ball’s in the air.”

Asked about possible personnel changes, McCarthy said that’s difficult to gauge given he’s just trying to have 46 players healthy to fill out the active gameday roster.

There were no updates on the injuries to quarterback Seneca Wallace (groin), offensive linemen Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee) and Don Barclay (knee), defensive lineman Johnny Jolly (groin), outside linebacker Nick Perry (foot/ankle) and cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring), but the most obvious concerns depth-wise are on offense.

McCarthy confirmed the Packers worked out quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday as a possible backup to Tolzien, but with the aforementioned injury information “still coming in,” there was nothing else to report.

He also said the offensive line for the upcoming Giants game may not be settled until the end of the week, and he wasn’t sure if tackle Derek Sherrod would be available for game action yet if needed.

“I hope so,” McCarthy said. “He looks good, but let’s be honest, practice only takes you so far. He’s going to have to step up at some point and be ready to go.”

The same goes for the whole team, which hadn’t lost consecutive games since 2010 and hasn’t lost three straight since 2008.

“Losing is hard. That’s the part of this business you don’t ever get used to, and it doesn’t get easier,” McCarthy said.

“We moved on to the Giants today.”

Additional coverage - Nov. 11

 
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