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  • Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Ironwood 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:

    Ironwood: Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. To benefit Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets on sale at Super One Foods, 1480 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, Mich.

  • 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

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Jarrett Boykin set the bar high on his big day

Posted Oct 20, 2013

He's new star in Packers passing attack

GREEN BAY—Jordy Nelson has some news for Jarrett Boykin.

“He screwed up,” Nelson said, following Boykin’s eight-catch, 103-yard, one-touchdown effort on Sunday at Lambeau Field. “He set the bar high.”

That Boykin did, becoming the offensive star of the Packers’ 31-13 victory over the Browns. Playing without Randall Cobb and James Jones, the Packers passing game kept humming along as Boykin showed none of the rust or awkwardness that characterized his rough start last week in Baltimore.

Boykin confessed he was “highly disappointed” in his play a week ago, but he was a more reliable, steady presence on offense on Sunday. He made his first NFL start and the second-year pro surpassed his career totals for receptions and yards coming in.

“I felt like we were on a better rhythm today,” Boykin said of his connection with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “Just a little bit of dialing in, and him giving me what he wants me to do, and me focusing in on what I need to do.

“Once you get in that groove, you just feel invincible. Whenever I saw the ball coming my way, I just tried to do whatever I can to take advantage of the situation.”

Added Nelson: “Him and Aaron, their chemistry will continue to grow, and we’ll expect more from him now.”

The Packers got the most from Boykin after losing yet another pass catcher to injury, when tight end Jermichael Finley was taken off the field on a stretcher with a neck injury early in the fourth quarter.

Two snaps after the long injury delay, Boykin hauled in a deep ball down the sideline for 39 yards and was brought down at the 1. Nelson scored on a short catch on the next play.

Then on Green Bay’s ensuing possession, Boykin was open again down the near sideline and fought to get in the end zone, reaching the ball out while getting tackled and putting it on the goal line for his first pro TD.

“I was heated I couldn’t get in there on the first one,” he said. “The second time around, I had to make sure I wasn’t denied again.”

Like many in his situation, Boykin traveled a long road to get this opportunity. Cut by Jacksonville last year, he got a contract from the Packers as a tryout player during rookie orientation, made the 53-man roster out of training camp and then made a key fourth-down catch in Week 17 at Minnesota, only to be tackled awkwardly. An injured ankle kept him out of the postseason.

He entered 2013 as Green Bay’s No. 4 receiver but had played sparingly until last week, when a 43-yard catch-and-run helped erase the early struggles and get his mind right for a big week of preparation.

“He went through every step possible to make a team,” Nelson said. “He works hard every day. He keeps his head down. He’s a good kid, doesn’t say much.

“We’re excited for him. I guarantee you Randall and James watching upstairs, they’re just as excited. We’ll have a good time watching in the film room tomorrow.”

They obviously won’t enjoy seeing what happened to Finley, who took a blow to the head from Cleveland safety Tashaun Gipson at the end of a 10-yard reception.

Finley was immobilized and taken off the field on a stretcher. A month ago in Cincinnati, Finley suffered a concussion, but this was reported in the press box as a neck injury.

Nelson said this was the first time in his career it really “got” him, seeing a teammate down like that.

“I didn’t like what I saw,” Nelson said. “Hopefully he’ll be all right. It’s not fun to just see someone lying there.

“It makes you sick. You start thinking a little bit.”

Nelson and several teammates reiterated that their thoughts and prayers are with Finley. Several called the moment and scene “scary,” and the 77,804 in attendance at Lambeau were awfully quiet.

“It was a serious hit,” cornerback Sam Shields said. “All we can do is just pray for him.”

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