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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/




Mike McCarthy announces starting QB for Giants game

Posted Nov 10, 2013

Packers head coach praises Scott Tolzien following loss to Eagles

GREEN BAY—There will be no Packers quarterback drama this week. Mike McCarthy made sure of that fact immediately following the Packers’ 27-13 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Scott Tolzien will start against the New York Giants,” McCarthy said with an emotionally charged voice. “I’m the head coach. That’s the direction I’m going.”

Tolzien was forced to come off the bench following a groin injury to starter Seneca Wallace in the Packers’ first offensive series of the game on Sunday. Suddenly, a quarterback who was on the Packers’ practice squad just a week ago, was thrust into the first regular-season action of his young career.

“You take away the interceptions, I don’t know that the young man could play much better,” said McCarthy, who praised Tolzien for his performance – 280 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions and a 70.5 passer rating. McCarthy praised little else about himself or his team’s performance.

“I’ve never lost a quarterback after the first series two weeks in a row. We need to do our job better and it starts with me. I didn't get it done today,” McCarthy said.

Asked for a further explanation, the Packers head coach added: “It starts with me and it ends with me. There are some things we have not done a good job of all year. You don’t lose home games. You have to win your home games. We’ve lost two in six days and it stings.”

At 5-4, the Packers hit the low point in their season on Sunday. They fell out of a first-place tie for the NFC North lead and they lost a game to a 5-5 Eagles team that could turn out to be the Packers’ competition for a wild-card spot, and if that should be the case, the Eagles have clinched the head-to-head tiebreaker.

“Difficult loss,” McCarthy said. “We weren’t good enough. The game came down to half a dozen critical plays and we made one of them.”

McCarthy was clearly most disappointed in his secondary’s failure to defend two underthrown deep balls. On the first, Tramon Williams and Morgan Burnett collided and deflected the ball into DeSean Jackson’s hands for a 55-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead. On the second, Davon House and M.D. Jennings were unable to close on a pass that hung in the air as though it were a punt, before falling into Riley Cooper’s hands for a 45-yard touchdown and a 17-3 lead.

“When you look at the ball in the air, those plays are supposed to go your way,” McCarthy said.

A couple of plays went the Packers’ way. In the second quarter, replay clearly indicated a 36-yard pass from Tolzien to Jarrett Boykin should’ve been ruled incomplete – Boykin’s hand touched down out of bounds before his second foot came down in bounds – but Eagles Coach Chip Kelly didn’t challenge the call.

That play led to a third-and-three from the Eagles 5-yard line, but Tolzien’s pass for Jordy Nelson was intercepted by Brandon Boykin and returned 76 yards.

“The first one you think about is the pick in the end zone,” Tolzien said of plays he regrets. “We got an awesome look there. I should’ve thrown it back pylon. I could’ve thrown a better ball there.”

Trailing by 14 points with 10:58 to play in the game, the Packers got a reversal of a non-fumble call, following a coach’s challenge by McCarthy, even though officiating guru Mike Pereira told TV the play should stand as called. Referee Mike Carey awarded the Packers the ball at the Eagles 13-yard line, but that’s where the Packers’ luck ran out.

On fourth down, Tolzien dropped a pass deftly into Nelson’s hands in the end zone, but Nelson was unable to control the ball to the ground. McCarthy challenged the ruling but lost. The Eagles then ran 9:32 off the clock to clinch the win.

“I just found out,” Tolzien said when he met with reporters and was asked if he was aware that he had been declared the Packers’ starting quarterback for the upcoming game in New York. “You start by looking at yourself. There are a few plays I’d like to have back. I really appreciate the guys rallying around me, and my coaches.”

His head coach had no problem with the play of his quarterback.

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