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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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How long will Aaron Rodgers be out of action?

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Mike McCarthy says diagnosis of shoulder injury hasn't been made


GREEN BAY—Next man up has suddenly taken on a new meaning. The next man has to replace “The Man.”

The Packers lost Aaron Rodgers on Monday night, and then lost the game to their age-old archrival, the Chicago Bears, 27-20.

“Tough loss. You never want to lose at home; division game,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said in a subdued voice, as he assessed his team’s performance. The media begged for an assessment of Aaron Rodgers’ left shoulder. At best, a diagnosis might be forthcoming on Tuesday, McCarthy said.

“They want to run more tests. They don’t have an exact diagnosis,” McCarthy said. “No timeline, no exact diagnosis; that’s where we’re at.”

The Packers lost Rodgers for the game on the Packers’ first series of the game, which ended with Bears linebacker Shea McClellin sacking Rodgers and driving the quarterback’s left shoulder into the ground.

Passing yards came grudgingly for the Packers in the remainder of the game. Rodgers’ replacement, Seneca Wallace, threw for only 114 yards and a 53.4 passer rating. He was intercepted once.

“I thought we ran the ball very well. We weren’t very productive in the passing game, especially on third down,” McCarthy said.

The Packers were a dismal one of nine in third-down conversion attempts. The stats favored the Bears in nearly every way. They converted six of 14 third-down attempts, gained 442 net yards, passed for a whopping 271 yards and dominated time of possession by more than six minutes.

“Defensively, we didn’t do a very good job of stopping the run. It looked like a lot of missed tackles, and the passing game,” McCarthy said, his voice trailing off.

The Packers defense was at its worst following a touchdown by Eddie Lacy and a field goal by Mason Crosby that gave the Packers a 20-17 lead in the third quarter, after trailing 17-10 at halftime. Lacy had taken over the game with a dominant performance early in the third quarter, but the defense quickly surrendered the lead on a touchdown pass from Josh McCown to Alshon Jeffery.

McCarthy made special mention of his defense’s failing in the fourth quarter. The Bears took possession at their 11-yard line with 9:48 to play in the game. The Packers needed a stop, but 18 plays later the Bears kicked a field goal with but 50 ticks of the clock remaining in the game.

The loss leaves the Packers in a three-way tie with the Bears and the Lions for the NFC North lead at the exact midpoint in the season. The Bears hope to get injured quarterback Jay Cutler back this Sunday. Packers fans are left to chew their fingernails as they await news on Rodgers.

“We’re on a short week. We have the Eagles coming in here. New staff; uncommon opponent,” McCarthy said. “We didn’t play well enough. They (Bears) beat us.”

Wallace was left to confess what didn’t need to be confessed. He played poorly in his first game as a member of the Packers.

“I tried my best. I put a lot of pressure on myself. I love to compete. I feel like I should’ve played better,” he said.

Will he be under center when the Packers host the Eagles this Sunday? That’ll be the burning question for the next few days, as Packers fans await a diagnosis on Rodgers and a decision on who the Packers’ quarterback will be going forward.

“I’ve been in this situation before. It’ll definitely get better,” Wallace promised. “I feel like my skill set is good. I was brought here for a reason. Like I said, it’s going to get better.”

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