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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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It's not a loss, but Packers 'have to go beat the Lions'

Posted Nov 24, 2013

Tie with Vikings leaves Packers facing must win in Detroit


GREEN BAY—It felt like a loss, but with a win in Detroit on Thursday the Packers would be in the driver’s seat to defend their NFC North title. That’s the fallout from Sunday’s 26-26 overtime tie with the Vikings.

“Little bit of an empty feeling. You expect to win. We got halfway there. The performance is not the standard but we’re a team playing through some peaks and valleys. Matt Flynn gave us a spark,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following one of the most dramatic comebacks in Packers history. It rallied the Packers from a 23-7 deficit to a 23-23 tie at the end of regulation.

Flynn ignited the rally. The quarterback whose record-setting performance in the 2011 regular-season finale landed him a big free-agent contract, revived his career on Sunday by throwing for 218 yards, one touchdown and an 85.2 passer rating in relief of starter Scott Tolzien.

“I think everybody would say it feels like a loss,” Flynn said from inside a somber Packers postgame locker room. “This is too good of a team to be where it is right now.”

Actually, at 5-5-1 the Packers aren’t in such a bad place. The combination of the Packers’ tie and losses by the Lions and Bears left the Packers a half game behind each, with a game left against each team. The Packers must finish with the best record in the NFC North to win the division’s title.

All of that will be meaningless, however, if the Packers don’t start winning. They haven’t won a game since beating the Vikings in Minnesota on Oct. 27.

“No one is happy with the performance of our team, but the energy is good,” McCarthy said. “It’s the end of the third quarter of the season. It’s been a rough road. We haven’t handled Aaron Rodgers’ departure. We all need to step up. I have great confidence in this group. I told them in the locker room that we need to flip the page. We have to go beat the Lions.”

Immediately, Flynn becomes a candidate to start at quarterback in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day. McCarthy wouldn’t name a starter following Sunday’s game, as he had two weeks ago when the Packers lost to the Eagles. When will McCarthy name a starting quarterback?

“We’ll make it Thursday. We’ll keep it a secret,” he said, then added: “You guys know I don’t play games like that. We’ll do what’s in the best interest of the football team.”

Flynn handed the defense a 26-23 lead following a 77-yard drive that produced a 20-yard field goal by Mason Crosby with 10:25 to play in overtime. The defense was unable to hold the lead, however, and the Vikings would’ve won the game had rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson not dropped a potential touchdown pass by Christian Ponder.

The Vikings settled for a field goal by Blair Walsh, and neither team would mount a scoring threat in the final 3:49 of overtime.

“Defensively, we had some big stops. The obvious difference was their ability to rush the football. This is not the standard,” McCarthy said. “We had too many coming out of there. They rushed the ball for 200 yards. What can you say?”

Adrian Peterson rushed for 146 yards and backup Toby Gerhart averaged a shocking 11.4 yards per carry in adding 91 yards to the Vikings’ rushing total. That combined performance overshadowed Eddie Lacy’s 110 bruising yards.

Lacy was at his Packers best, bowling over defenders and refusing to be tackled. On a critical fourth-and-one play in the Packers’ fourth-quarter rally, Lacy appeared to be stopped for a 2-yard loss, but dragged the Vikings defensive line for four yards and a drive-sustaining first down. It was one of the plays of the game.

“That’s his run style,” McCarthy said.

The Packers will need to recapture the style that saw them win four games in a row prior to the shoulder injury that has since sidelined Rodgers. Having squandered a chance to move into a three-way tie for the division lead on Sunday, it would seem the Packers have reached do-or-die time for Thursday’s game in Detroit.

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