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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/

     

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One last look: Bengals one of few teams Aaron Rodgers hasn’t beaten

Posted Sep 21, 2013

Offense solidly on pace for three 1,000-yard receivers

GREEN BAY—Not counting the Packers, there are only four NFL teams Aaron Rodgers has not defeated as a starting quarterback, and Cincinnati is one of them.

The victory over Washington last week scratched the last NFC opponent off Rodgers’ list. He has now beaten every team in Green Bay’s conference, and it took him more than two tries versus only two of them – Atlanta and Tampa Bay, against whom the third time was the charm, in the 2010 playoffs and 2011 regular season, respectively.

Should Rodgers and the Packers notch a win on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium over the Bengals, Rodgers’ list of unvanquished foes would fall to three, all in the AFC – Kansas City (lost in ’11, the team’s only regular-season defeat), Miami (lost in OT in ’10) and New England (never played, missing only possible start in ’10 due to a concussion).

A list of the conquered is a statistical detail that’s fun to chart more than anything. Its meaning or value is debatable. Players aren’t likely to even pay attention.

When Brett Favre was told in ’07 prior to facing Kansas City that the Chiefs were the only team he hadn’t beaten as Green Bay’s starting QB, he had no idea, but thought it was pretty cool when he got the win. It took him 16 seasons to beat all 31 other franchises, mostly because he lost to the Chiefs the first three times he faced them (in ’93, ’96 and ’03).

Favre, of course, eventually defeated the Packers, too, extending his list to 32 teams in ’09.

For what it’s worth, if Rodgers beats the Bengals on Sunday, he’ll have a chance to knock off all 31 other squads in half the time it took Favre. Assuming continued good health, he’ll face the Dolphins and Patriots next season and the Chiefs again in 2015, which will be his eighth year starting under center for the Packers.

However, should Rodgers fall to 0-2 against Cincinnati this Sunday (the Packers lost to the Bengals, 31-24, in ’09), he’ll have to wait until 2017 for another shot, unless the two teams were to meet in a Super Bowl before then. That’s how Rodgers got his victory over the Steelers, having to wait only one year after the last-second defeat in ’09, rather than the regular four-year schedule rotation with AFC opponents.

On the subject of statistical anomalies, here’s another one: It’s only been two games, but the Packers are on pace to make James Jones’ preseason proclamation of three 1,000-yard receivers come true.

Randall Cobb (236 yards), Jordy Nelson (196) and Jones (178) are all on pace for well over 1,000 yards this season, though Rodgers is on pace for a ridiculous 6,400 yards passing following his franchise record-tying 480-yard game in Week 2, so expectations should be tempered a bit.

The Packers have never had a trio of 1,000-yard receivers in the same season. They’ve had a pair five times (’97, ’99, ’04, ’08, ’09), coming closest to three in ’09, when tight end Jermichael Finley had 676 yards behind Greg Jennings (1,113) and Donald Driver (1,061). Mathematically, the Packers were even closer in ’11, when Jennings (949) just missed joining Nelson (1,263) at 1,000 and Finley had 767 yards.

Oddly, the Packers didn’t have a single 1,000-yard receiver last season for the first time since ’03, but that’s primarily because Cobb (954 yards) missed the regular-season finale and Nelson (745) sat out four games and parts of two others due to injuries.

Good health will help in getting three to the milestone in 2013, obviously, and the fact that the Packers go with Cobb, Nelson and Jones almost exclusively at receiver will help, too. There’s much less rotating in and out than in the past, and that continuity extends to Finley as well, whose 121 yards thus far have him on pace for just under 1,000.

“It’s possible,” Nelson said. “It’s two games, but you’ve seen how quick it can happen. James went from no yards in Week 1 to (178) in Week 2. That’s how quick it can change week to week, and it’ll be interesting how the year plays out.”

For a look at the rest of the week's Packers-Bengals preview headlines, click here.

 
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