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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/

     

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Game notes: Crosby was feeling confident from long range

Posted Nov 17, 2013

Giants knew "something was up" on fake punt

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—Mason Crosby kicked a couple of 60-yard field goals during pregame on Sunday, so he was plenty confident he could make the 57-yarder on the final play of the first half.

The kick pulled the Packers within four points at halftime, but they would get no closer in a 27-13 loss to the Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Crosby struck the long one incredibly well, and it looked as though it could have been good from several yards farther back.

“I don’t know. I’m just happy it was good from 57,” Crosby said. “As soon as it came off my foot, when I picked my head up after the strike, I knew I had gotten enough on it. I was happy to be able to capitalize there at the end of the half.”

The kick was the longest outdoor field goal in franchise history and the second longest overall, just one yard shy of the 58-yarder Crosby hit at the Metrodome in Minneapolis back in 2011.

It was also the longest field goal in the rather brief history of MetLife Stadium.

Crosby also was good from 24 yards earlier in the first half, making him now 4-for-4 since he missed a pair of kicks from 53 and 42 yards last week, just his third and fourth misses on the season. He’s now 23-for-27 on the year.

“I feel great with how I’m hitting the ball,” Crosby said. “I’m disappointed with the ones I hit last week because I am striking the ball well. I need to make those to try to help us win.”

Snuffed out: Safety M.D. Jennings normally is not the personal protector on the punt team, and he believes the Giants noticed when he lined up there in the third quarter.

“I think they knew something was up when I went in the game,” Jennings said.

The Packers tried to run the fake punt anyway, snapping it to Jennings and having him run to the right. Needing seven yards for the first down, Jennings got six, with the measurement showing he was just shy.

Had the Packers converted, it would have been a huge play. They were trailing 13-6 at the time, and the first-down marker was at the Giants’ 36-yard line. It had been fourth-and-12, but when the Giants ran into the punter and moved the ball five yards closer, the Packers rolled the dice.

Jennings said he thought he had the first down, but replays showed he probably wasn’t close enough to challenge the spot.

“We were planning on being aggressive on special teams in this game,” punter Tim Masthay said. “We felt like we were in a point in the game where it would be a huge play. It was an opportunity. It was highly unlikely we were going to run it before the penalty, but fourth-and-7 put it in a manageable spot.”

No running room: Running back Eddie Lacy hasn’t had the going this tough in his rookie season.

Lacy rushed for just 27 yards on 14 carries, a paltry 1.9 average. Struggling to find room all day, Lacy’s longest gain was just five yards. He did have a four-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Other than those two modest runs, however, he got just 18 yards on his other 12 attempts. Six of his carries, or nearly half of them, went for one, zero or minus-one yard.

“It was tough out there,” Lacy said. “They had the box stacked and they pursued pretty good.”

Injury update: The injuries the Packers reported after the game were to DE Johnny Jolly (groin) and CB James Nixon (knee). Both players left the game and did not return.

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