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  • 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.

     
  • 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 on One with Brett Goode

Posted Dec 14, 2013

Brett Goode sat down with packers.com Editor Vic Ketchman to provide fans with this look at the Packers' long snapper

Q. What’s it like being a long snapper?

A. It’s a lot of fun getting to play in NFL games and getting to work with both Mason and Tim has been a blast over the years to bond with them and be able to be a part of the situational aspects of the football game a lot of people don’t know a lot about.

Goode bikes to a 2011 training camp practice

Q. What do you do at practice? Does it get boring?

A. Well I think every job does at some point get boring, but I think the thing we focus on is just trying to get better and not over-doing yourself, but obviously staying atop your game. You have to get better and improve each week.

Q. Pressure?

A. Technically, to the eye of the general fan, yes. If I don’t get the laces right on the field goal, I don’t consider that a real good snap. If the snaps offset and then Tim asks me to move left or right, in my eyes it’s not a good snap as well. It’s stuff like that that I really am trying to improve on.

Q. What position did you play in high school?

A. Center and long snapper at Fort Smith Northside, AR.

Q. What’s a good snap time?

A. Between .7 and.75 seconds.

Q. How about on a placement snap?

A. Never timed it; it’s the whole operation that you want to get under 1.25-1.30 seconds.

Q. How did you come to join the Packers?

A. A guy actually got hurt in the last preseason game here and I came in and tried out with a couple of other guys and won the job. The next week was the first game of Monday Night Football in 2008. I had gotten cut by Jacksonville in June so I didn’t go through training camp with anybody.

Q. How long do you think you can play in the league?

A. As long as they let me; as long as I stay healthy and consistent and keep improving, I think I can continue my career. It means a lot, personally, in getting cut twice, knowing how hard it is to get in and then seeing it as a revolving door. Guys come in for other positions and you see them kind of come and go a lot quicker than what the average fan would see because you see the constant transition, especially with the training camp going from 90 to 53, and now 46 dressing and being able to be a part of that. Knowing what goes into that internally, it means a lot.

Goode after the Packers' Super Bowl XLV win

Q. What’s given you the biggest thrill of your career?

A. The Super Bowl. You grew up watching that and being able to be a part of that was pretty memorable. I still think about Dallas. We haven’t been there since winning the Super Bowl. I have great memories there. I grew up being a Dallas fan because that was the area there and that was all you really had on TV. To do that in their stadium was pretty memorable.

Q. Do you ever feel unappreciated?

A. I don’t really think that because most of the people that have that mindset don’t really understand the aspects of the game, the intricate details that go into everything; they just see the scoring of the points from the quarterbacks and a couple of big plays and turnovers. As long as I know I’m helping out the guys that I’m around closely, helping them do their job, I’m good.

Q. What do wind and cold mean to long snapping?

A. That’s for anyone who touches the ball. You have to keep your hands warm and play the wind a little bit. Tim helps out a lot; it’s both of us working together and knowing through a lot of repetition, doing the same thing over and over, knowing which way the ball will move with the wind. It may not be perfect but you really want to hone in on the details of it.

"It's been a dream come true. Every day I wake up, you're living the dream."

Q. If you could play another position, what would it be?

A. The closest thing I’ve ever played is offensive line so I think that would be it. I’m not big enough to do that but I think I would pick up on that more than anything else. I played running back in Pop Warner and then I kind of got slower as the years went on, so I had different positions.

Q. What will you do after football?

A. Move back home. I definitely want to be back home in Fort Smith. There are a couple of options. I could do something in sales. I don’t know if I really want to travel but I want to have a family one day and really be able to support them and just be able to be back there. It’s been a dream come true. Every day I wake up, you’re living the dream. Playing the game for a living and making a lot of money doing it. The weather and stuff, you manage that just like you do any other job, especially outdoor jobs. I was looking out my window and there were construction workers on the roof, putting up stuff, and I was thinking I could be doing that. It’s got to be brutally cold but those guys have to do that because that’s what they do for a living. I think the community here has so much support and the best fans that you could possibly ask for, the best organization; everything is first class.


 
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