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  • 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/




Kaepernick becomes a star in 49ers' win over Packers

Posted Jan 12, 2013

Packers surrender 323 yards rushing in 45-31 loss at Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO—The quarterback was different but the result was the same. The San Francisco 49ers dominated time of possession and buried the Packers under an avalanche of rushing yards, scoring a 45-31 win at Candlestick Park on Saturday night that ended the Packers’ season in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.

Colin Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards, an NFL playoff record for quarterbacks, and threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns in a performance that officially crowned him one of the NFL’s stars of the future. On a day when Super Bowl-champion quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning were eliminated from the playoffs, Kaepernick won in his first postseason start.

“The execution by the 49ers on the read-option was excellent. We didn’t keep him in the pocket. We tried to make adjustments to our pass-rush lanes but didn’t get that accomplished,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said.

What was most impressive about Kaepernick’s performance is that he started the game by throwing an interception that was returned 52 yards for a touchdown by Packers cornerback Sam Shields.

“We couldn’t start the game any better. We came back with two turnovers in the second quarter that resulted in 14 points,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy was referring to an interception Rodgers threw on a deep ball intended for Jordy Nelson that was intercepted by Tarell Brown, and to a fumble by Jeremy Ross while fielding a punt. The 49ers recovered the fumble at the Packers 9-yard line. Both turnovers resulted in touchdowns by the 49ers, as Kaepernick began to get hot, passing as well as running.

“That’s what happens when you’re not on the same page,” Rodgers said of the interception.

“For him to drop that ball, there’s no excuse for it,” McCarthy said of Ross’ fumble, which followed an impressive stop by the Packers defense.

Despite the turnovers, the Packers trailed by only three points, 24-21, at halftime, and they tied the game at 24-24 on a Mason Crosby 31-yard field goal on the Packers’ second possession of the second half.

That’s when the roof fell in on the Packers’ season, as Kaepernick took his game to a higher level and buried the Packers with 21 unanswered points.

Alex Smith was the 49ers’ starting quarterback in a 30-22, season-opening win at Lambeau Field. The 49ers dominated that game with 186 yards rushing. Kaepernick replaced Smith in the starting lineup shortly after midseason, and he gives the 49ers a dimension of suddenness they lacked with Smith at quarterback.

“He was running all over the field. We didn’t have a whole lot of answers for him,” Rodgers said of Kaepernick, whose speed was on display on touchdown runs of 20 and 56 yards. On the second touchdown run, he outran the Packers secondary.

“I don’t think he surprised us with his speed. He had one interception and after that he played extremely well,” McCarthy said of Kaepernick, who completed 17 of 31 passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns and a 91.2 passer rating.


“I thought Aaron played well. We tried to get Randall Cobb involved. Aaron didn’t have enough opportunities tonight,” McCarthy said.

Rodgers completed 26 of 39 throws for 257 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a 91.5 passer rating.

Compounding the problem for the Packers was Frank Gore’s 119 yards rushing, which left the 49ers with 323 yards rushing and 38 minutes time of possession. The 49ers gained 579 yards of total offense, and this by a team known more for its defense.

McCarthy was asked if the Packers should’ve used a “spy” on Kaepernick.

“You might not know this but we did. We had a couple of different schemes and didn’t get that done,” McCarthy said.

What the Packers might come to realize is that they ran into a player who’s about to become one of the NFL’s premier players. Kaepernick looked the part in Saturday night’s win and he’ll have a chance to lead the 49ers into the Super Bowl, when the 49ers play the winner of Sunday’s Seattle at Atlanta game in next weekend’s NFC Championship.


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