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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/




Mason Crosby follows his worst season with his best season

Posted Jan 14, 2014

Offseason competition pushed Packers kicker toward career year

GREEN BAY—In bouncing back from the worst season of his career to enjoy his best, Packers kicker Mason Crosby didn’t think about the dozen field goals he missed in 2012.

Instead, he thought about the two dozen he made in 2011, the 27 he made in ’08 and ’09, the previous career-high 31 he made as a rookie in ’07 … you get the idea.

“I just sought out all the positive things I could draw from previous years, from the good things that have happened in my career,” Crosby said. “That’s what I went after. Positive motivations, things I could really carry forward. All the negativity, missed kicks, I just erased them from my mind and moved forward.”

The focus and recovery were equally impressive. Just one year after an abysmal field-goal percentage of 63.6 (21 of 33) nearly cost him his job, Crosby posted a career-best 89.2 percent accuracy (33 of 37) in the regular season.

Including two field goals in the playoffs, Crosby ended the season having made 16 in a row (thanks in part to a Steelers penalty in Week 16 that wiped out a blocked kick).

Having restructured his contract prior to the regular season to take a lower base salary with numerous incentives, Crosby was able to earn all the money in his original contract for 2013. He even added another franchise mark to his many records, making the longest outdoor field goal in team history with a 57-yarder at MetLife Stadium in Week 11, one yard shy of his franchise-best-in-any-stadium 58-yarder at the Metrodome in 2011.

That 58-yarder in 2011 was part of a string of 16 straight he made to start that season, which led to a then career-high 85.7 percent for the year (24 of 28). In retrospect, Crosby believes that trying to live up to that in 2012 contributed to his horrific slump.

“I was trying to re-create that season again, and we can’t re-create things,” he said. “You can’t replay a year. You can’t just try to re-create those moments.

“I think that’s what I did a good job of (in 2013). I just started fresh. Here are my goals.”

He began the year in a long offseason competition for his job with former Cal kicker Giorgio Tavecchio. In training camp, a third kicker was briefly added in Zach Ramirez.

Crosby had an awful “Family Night” scrimmage and one other rough practice in camp, but he shook them off and concentrated on each day being a new battle. He ultimately held off the competition, took the restructured contract in a “prove it” year and then entered the season as though every day he was still battling.

“No one was standing next to me, but I made sure when I went out to practice, whenever I was on the field, I was competing,” he said. “Having not necessarily high or low emotions, but being passionate about it and having a little intensity.”

He never let his season get off track, and he resumed the kickoff duties mid-year, too, with his directional and placement skills. He made 10 straight field goals to start the year, but after he missed from 44 yards out at Baltimore in Week 6, he made three more by the end of that day. A 52-yard miss against Cleveland was followed by five straight makes over the next two games.

Even when he missed two straight, from 53 and 42, against Philadelphia in Week 10, they became his last misses until the nullified block in Week 16, and he was voted a playoff captain by his teammates for the third time.

The battle-every-day mentality Crosby adopted and maintained was undoubtedly a factor. It made for a long year, in a manner of speaking, but not in the same manner that 2012 was a long year.

“I think the competition paid dividends,” Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum said. “Mason is an excellent competitor. It’s a testament to his work ethic and his will to compete, and it paid off.”

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