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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: Mason Crosby back in the groove

Posted Oct 6, 2013

Robert Francois lost to Achilles injury; Clay Matthews injures thumb


GREEN BAY—Two months ago, Mason Crosby was fighting for his job. On Sunday, he etched his name once again in the Packers record books.

Crosby’s five field goals in the 22-9 victory over the Lions at Lambeau Field tied the franchise’s single-game record. Crosby’s 5-for-5 day makes him 9-for-9 on the season, just two months and three days after a disastrous Family Night scrimmage put his job in serious jeopardy.

“Ever since Family Night I’ve felt like I’ve really come into my own, come into the type of kicker I want to be, the type of kicker who makes kicks and guys rely on,” Crosby said.

“I just feel really good with my timing and my tempo with my kicks.”

Crosby matched the five field goals made by two previous Packers kickers – Chris Jacke did it twice, on Nov. 11, 1990, at the L.A. Raiders, and on Oct. 14, 1996, vs. San Francisco; Ryan Longwell did it at Arizona on Sept. 24, 2000.

Crosby’s longest of the day, and this season, was from 52 yards early in the second quarter, his second make in the game. To that point, he hadn’t attempted one longer than 41 yards in a game yet this year, but by drilling the long one, he seemed to be at ease with the kicks from 42 and 45 yards in the fourth quarter.

“It felt great,” Crosby said of the 52-yarder, which put the Packers ahead 6-0. “It didn’t come off with a ton of elevation, but obviously enough to clear any kind of penetration. But it was right down the middle.

“Down on that (south) end, even though there wasn’t much wind in there, as I’m learning the ‘new’ Lambeau, sometimes I just have to blast one down the middle. Just take all the side-to-side wind out of it and just hit it. That’s what I did with that 52. It felt perfect. Every other kick after that was right down the middle and felt solid.”

Almost 100 again: Running back Eddie Lacy came up just one yard shy of becoming the third different Packers running back in three games to rush for 100 yards.

Lacy finished with 23 carries for 99 yards. He actually had 99 yards after 21 carries, but then he lost three yards on a rush up the middle just after the two-minute warning. He gained those three yards back on his next rush, but then quarterback Aaron Rodgers took a knee on the Packers’ final offensive snap.

“A little bit (frustrating), but you know, 99 yards, that’s still positive,” Lacy said. “It’s a long season. We have a long road ahead of us, so we’ll get there eventually.”

The ground game was turned over to Lacy and Randall Cobb after Johnathan Franklin fumbled for the second straight game. Franklin, who topped 100 yards two weeks ago in Cincinnati before fumbling on a key fourth-and-1 in the fourth quarter, fumbled midway through the second quarter on his third carry Sunday (Rodgers recovered for the Packers) and didn’t touch the ball again.

Off the bench: Second-year outside linebacker Nick Perry didn’t start on Sunday. Mike Neal did instead.

But Perry turned in probably the best game of his young career, posting his first two-sack outing, which doubled his career sack total to four.

Both sacks came in the second half. On the first, Perry was nearly tackled by Detroit left tackle Riley Reiff but still got to quarterback Matthew Stafford. On the second, he stripped Stafford of the ball but Reiff managed to recover for the Lions.

With additional sacks by Neal, Clay Matthews and Brad Jones, all five of the Packers’ sacks came from the linebacking corps, with Jones the only inside backer of the bunch.

“Watching film, he likes to get the ball out quick, but he held the ball a little longer and it helped to get the pressure on him,” Neal said of Stafford. “Five sacks is great, four coming from our outside linebacker unit. We’re just going to try to ride that wave.”

The streak continues: Sunday’s win was the Packers’ 23rd in a row over the Lions in the state of Wisconsin, including a playoff victory in 1994. The 22 straight regular-season home wins over one opponent is the longest in NFL history.

“It’s a pretty good streak,” guard Josh Sitton said. “It’s almost unheard of.”

Injury update: Brad Jones left the game with a hamstring injury, and he was replaced by Robert Francois, who later tore his Achilles tendon. Jamari Lattimore then replaced Francois.

Matthews also left with a thumb injury, sustained on his sack on the final play of the third quarter.

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