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  • 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.

     
  • 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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Josh Sitton Press Conf. Transcript - Jan. 26

Posted Jan 26, 2011


What do you take away from that Pittsburgh game last year?
Good question.  It was a tough game.  It was a tough loss for us.  And really it was kind of like all the games we lost this year.  Last-second losses.  Losing by a point or three points.  You know, it's one of the games you've got to finish.  There's a couple of drives that we could have put the game away on offense and obviously last drive for the defense -- it's all about the finish.  And I think down the stretch this year we've learned how to finish those games and we've had a few of those close games including the playoff games, so I think we've learned how to finish better.

They're known for blitzing and their aggressive packages but you guys seem to handle that pretty well.  Does that give you source of confidence going into that or is it irrelevant?
It's a big thing.  And we go against defense like that starting in March.  With Dom Capers, you see the type of things that Dom Capers does and all the blitzes he brings and different looks.  They rattle our brains, the whole offseason, and it just helps us with these other exotic defenses like Pittsburgh.

It's a physical defense.  But what is Pittsburgh's calling card on that deal?
I think the strength of their defense is definitely their front seven and the physicality that they bring.  They have the speed off the edge.  But they have three big guys, three really big experienced guys up front.  They have guys that have got a lot of football under their belts, and they play physical.  And the front seven is definitely the strength of that defense.

Want to give your YouTube friends some run and explain what your T shirt means?
It's just a video that we found online that the trainers actually showed me.  I thought the video was cool.  So I posted it on my Facebook, and they sent me a T-shirt.  So I'll do pretty much anything for a free T-shirt.

Are you in the next video?
I don't know.  That's what I'm fighting for.  The director actually emailed me the other day and he said they'll send some more T-shirts to go down to the Super Bowl for a couple of the guys.  And I promise it don't matter how much money these guys make or how nice they look, they will do anything for a free T-shirt.  Ask Greg Jennings.  He took one.

I don't know the video.  Can you describe it a little bit?
It's Feeling So Fly Like a Cheesehead.  It's a remake of the song Fly Like a G 6.  I'm not even sure who sings that.  But, yeah.  I thought it was awesome.  I thought it was hilarious.  I liked it a lot.  We're giving them a lot of good publicity, so they don't mind.

Were you a lineman wearing a cowboy hat, and what went into that whole thing?
Yeah, I was. It really was    I don't want to give any secrets away, but it was Aaron Rodgers' idea.  He's just funny like that.  He always wants to do some kind of prank.  And it's funny, it kind of got blown up like we were predicting we're going to the Super Bowl.

It's funny that we're here now, we can say it now and not get in trouble.  But it really didn't have anything to do with that.  It was just kind of a funny thing that we wanted to do.  And it makes all the fans out there that paid the money to come sit at the table, you know, made all them laugh.  It was just a funny thing that we're a bunch of kind of characters in that room.  So we just wanted to do something funny.

You don't find it ironic that here you are now going to Dallas?
I think it's pretty funny.  A bunch of cowboys back in August, and now we're heading down to Dallas.  I think it's pretty cool.

You know Aaron really well.  I don't know what he's going to be like this week at the Super Bowl.  Could you give us a glimpse into what kind of guy he is with you guys and maybe what you like about him?
Well, like I said, kind of his idea about the whole cowboy thing.  He's business first.  But I think he'll be the first to tell you that you need to have fun at this business, because it is strenuous.  You go through a long five-week camp.  It's tough.  This whole season's tough.  You gotta be able to have fun, and Aaron's the first one to have fun.  He likes to pull the pranks.  He’s a genuine guy.  He’s a real good guy.  He's the first to tell you great job, you're doing great for us.

He's just a genuinely good guy.  And it's nice to have that type of guy being the leader on our team.  And really I think, and I've said it before, he's really come on as being that leader.  And more on the professional side, he's really turned over that new leaf or whatever being in the leadership, the leadership guy, really taking over this team, taking over the organization.

He's been a professional since I've been here.  I came here when he was dealing with the whole Favre thing.  I wasn't on the team or whatever, but I could just see how it could affect someone, and you couldn't tell with him.  Even in the locker room with us, you know, he's always dealt with everything with great character.  And that's just the type of guy he is.

 

 
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