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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior 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:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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.

     

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One last look: Signs point to tight Packers-Lions battle

Posted Dec 8, 2012

NFC North rivals meet for second time in four weeks on Sunday night


GREEN BAY—No prediction is ever foolproof, but there’s ample evidence to suggest a close, four-quarter game is on tap between the Packers and Lions on Sunday night.

The Lions’ 2012 season is the first and, perhaps, biggest clue. Only two of their 12 games this season have been decided by more than one score, and the team’s fortunes have risen and fallen based on fourth-quarter play.

In starting the year 4-4, the Lions outscored their opponents in the fourth quarter by a margin of 104-72. In losing their last four games, a streak that includes losing the lead the last three weeks in the final two minutes of the game, the Lions have been outscored 49-27 in the fourth quarter. The first Packers-Lions matchup on Nov. 18 was one of those turnaround games, with Green Bay scoring the go-ahead TD with 1:55 left.

“They’ve lost a lot of close games,” Packers receiver James Jones said. “It’s part of the NFL. They’ve been in every game they’ve played. They took us down to the wire a couple weeks ago.

“We know we’re going to get their best shot. They wouldn’t want anything better than to knock the Packers off from trying to make it into the playoffs, so we know it’s going to be a tough game.”

The Packers’ current 21-game winning streak over the Lions in the state of Wisconsin also isn’t as dominant as it sounds, at least not of late.

Twelve of the first 13 victories in the streak, from 1992 through 2003, featured a final margin of more than one score. The lone contest that didn’t was the 1994 wild-card playoff game, a 16-12 decision.

Since then, six of the last eight meetings at Lambeau Field have been decided by one score, including the last two by a combined margin of six points.

“I guess we just have their number, but I think it’s always been a fight,” receiver Donald Driver said. “You think about the year they were 0-15 (in 2008), we played them the last game of the season and they came in here and fought us all the way down to the wire. It’s going to continue to be a fight, and we can’t let up.”

There’s too much at stake for the Packers to do that. While the 4-8 Lions are essentially out of the playoff race, the 8-4 Packers need to head to next week’s showdown in Chicago no worse than tied with the Bears for first in the NFC North. The 8-4 Bears travel to the 6-6 Vikings on Sunday.

Also, division record is the second tiebreaker following head-to-head results, and the Packers are the only NFC North team at the moment without a division loss. That advantage could come in handy.

“It’s a division game, so it means a lot,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “We’re trying to get to 10 wins and then we can start talking about the ‘P’ word.”

It’s traditionally been Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s approach not to discuss playoff scenarios until the team gets to 10 wins, so two more W’s are needed.

Those wins have come in a variety of ways this season for the Packers, who have trailed late in the third or fourth quarters in each of their last two victories (over Detroit and Minnesota). Add in a go-ahead fourth-quarter TD drive vs. New Orleans in Week 4, and that’s three late rallies among Green Bay’s eight wins in 2012.

Last season, the Packers trailed late in the third quarter or beyond in only two of their 15 wins (at Atlanta in Week 5; vs. Detroit in Week 17).

“It’s interesting to see each week who steps up and how we get the job done on the field,” Rodgers said. “There’s been a lot of different ways to win. Last year it was pretty consistent. The offense scored a lot of points and we won a lot of games by multiple scores. I don’t know if we had many games we were trailing last year.

“This year we’ve had some comeback victories. Last week we had an 11-minute drive to put us up two scores. It’s been a team that’s a little more battle-tested than last year. We’ve been through a lot more adversity, especially early in the season. We’re playing the right way now and have to keep it going.”

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