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  • 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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Mike McCarthy Press Conf. Transcript - Jan. 30

Posted Jan 30, 2011


(How was practice today?)
Good practice today. We actually stayed on the field 20 minutes longer than a normal Friday structured practice for us. This is just such a great environment for us to train in. I think a big part of our success, particularly over the years developing these young players is the resources and how we train here, just the environment that’s been created. I wanted to get as much work done as I possibly could today. We saved a piece of our installation still for Dallas, so we still have work that needs to be done. But we worked longer today than we normally would on our Friday practice schedule – I know it’s Sunday – but our Friday practice structure.

(How did it feel being on that field for the last time this year?)
Didn’t look at it that way. It’s a great resource for us. I always enjoy looking at the banners as you walk off the field of all the past championships here. It was quality work. We’re vVery blessed to have these resources that we do have. But our guys are ready to go to Dallas, they really are. They’re excited about cleaning things up tomorrow and getting on the plane tomorrow afternoon.

(How much is your offense looking forward to playing indoors, and why has your offense had so much success indoors?)
It’s more the skill positions. They were telling me about the weather, that it’s supposed to be cold in Dallas. It’s in the 40s and 50s. Heck, it will be like a heat wave for us down there. Just that weather in itself is great weather for us. But I think all perimeter players like to play in domes. Just the fact that the surface is the same, the ball, I know quarterbacks, the ball comes off their hand a lot more consistently because they don’t have the factor of the elements. I know Aaron likes to throw the ball indoors. If it was up to him, we’d practice in the Hutson Center year-round. Obviously we don’t play in it. But I’m sure if you asked Pittsburgh’s specialists, they’d probably feel the same way.

(You have the indoor facility available down there. At what point do you go inside? What are the guidelines?)
Just if it affects practice and really, the thing I always look for in weather is injury risk, and anytime the risk for injury increases, then it’s time to go inside. That’s the No. 1 factor, and second is the quality of practice. I don’t really worry about the temperature, or even moisture. Wind is usually the indicator that takes us from outside to inside.

(Do you anticipate going inside at all?)
I don’t anticipate going inside, but we’ll see what happens.

(Still planning on getting Walden back Wednesday?)
We’re shooting for Wednesday, but he’ll go through an examination Wednesday morning. The plan is to see if he can go Wednesday, just to see where he is.

(Super Bowls are a little different in terms of noise. You didn’t do any noise this week, did you?)
Yes, we’ve worked noise the last two days.

(Can you do it in Texas, too?)
Sure, if we need to. We probably worked it a little too much. We worked both sides of the ball, because we anticipate having a lot of fans there also, and we know Pittsburgh Steeler fans travel well. So we worked both sides of the ball this week.

(Does it bother you there’s still talk about these injured reserve guys going on?)
Not really. It’s a non-issue. It’s a non-issue with me. I know it’s a non-issue with our football team. I know Aaron and Nick spoke yesterday, so it’s not an issue.

(What did you make of Aaron saying what he did? He was pretty critical of those guys.)
I don’t share that viewpoint. Once again, it’s a non-issue. Frankly, we’re really ready to get to Dallas. Everybody is. It’s been a good week of preparation.

(Did you have to smooth anything over?)
No. We’re all grown men. Sometimes little things turn into big things, and that’s one of the messages that you share throughout the season, and that’s a clear case of it.

(This week B.J. and Pickett said Cullen Jenkins is the best interior rusher in the league. Would you agree?)
He’s the best I’ve ever seen. All my guys are the best. I love our players. I think Cullen Jenkins is a dynamic individual. The only thing that’s ever held Cullen back is his injuries, and just to see him healthy, he’s such a buzz-saw the way he plays. He’s definitely someone that creates problems in one-on-one situations. When Cullen is healthy and he’s roaring, he’s definitely a Pro Bowl player. There’s no question in my mind. It’s great to have him back.

(Was last week was the first time he was really healthy and had a productive game?)
Well, he obviously had the significant injury that he was able to fight back through, and I want to say Philadelphia he even said after the game he didn’t feel like he was all the way back. Then I think Atlanta is really when he started showing himself, and then last week I felt that he was 100 percent.

(Do you expect some good news when you arrive in Dallas that Clay will be Defensive Player of the Year?)
I think it would be great. I think he’d be well-deserving. Didn’t realize that’s when it was released. He’s definitely deserving of the award, and anytime an individual on your football team gets an award like that, you’re happy for him, but you also know his teammates had a lot to do with it also, too. He’s had an incredible start to a career, and like everybody on our football team, and I know speaking for Clay, the biggest game is ahead of us. He’s definitely deserving of the award.

(You said Aaron was very sharp this week in practice. He had some plays in the Bears he’d like to have back. What was your point of emphasis looking at the film of the Bear game?)
Really, you correct it the same way every practice, every game. You go through the mental responsibilities as far as the run decisions, the protection decisions, if he makes an adjustment there. No different than the passing game. You grade the footwork, and you grade the throws. That grade sheet, that process, that evaluation was exactly the same as it’s been throughout the postseason and the regular season. We were able to do that Wednesday with the football team, and really even in that meeting Wednesday, the corrections were made for Chicago, but everybody was ready to get on to the Steelers. Aaron is very coachable, is very in tune with the things he needs to do from a fundamental standpoint, and I look for him to play very well in this game.

(How similar or different will the practice structure be down there compared to what you do here?)
The biggest thing that will be different for us, the practice, we won’t be on the field as long. We’ve taken the jog-through component of our practice and moved it to the hotel. So when we hit the stadium field, we’ll go right into practice. There won’t be a jog-through and so forth, so we’ll be operating probably 15, 25, depending on the day, 20 minutes shorter.

(So the jog-through at the hotel will be in the morning?)
It will be part of our morning schedule. We’re on the a.m. schedule as far as with the media. We’ll have a team meeting, we’ll meet with the media, then we’ll go into our normal special teams, offense, defensive meetings. Then we’ll have a jog-through, which will be part of the meetings. We’ll flip that offensively and defensively, have lunch, and get on the bus and go practice.

(What was your understanding of the conversation between Aaron and Nick?)
I just know they talked. It’s fine. Trust me. I know you guys are doing your job, but it’s a non-issue.

(Did Aaron call Nick, or …?)
It’s a non-issue. I’m not going to tell you.

(If Walden can go on Wednesday, is he the starter?)
We’ll be fine. Erik Walden is our starting outside linebacker. He’s not going to be replaced because of an injury. He’s earned that through his production down the stretch here. He’s going through a medical situation right now, and we’ll give him every opportunity to get ready for the game.

 
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