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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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Packers, 49ers different from teams we saw in opener

Posted Jan 5, 2013

They'll meet in rematch in San Francisco next Saturday


GREEN BAY—You knew it would come to this. You knew it back on Sept. 9, as the 49ers were putting the finishing touches to a 30-22 win at Lambeau Field that, frankly, wasn’t as close as the final score would indicate.

Do you need to be reminded? The 49ers rushed for 186 yards; the Packers rushed for 45. The 49ers completed 20 of 26 passes. Their quarterback, the one that isn’t their quarterback anymore, had a 125.6 passer rating, 32.3 ratings points higher than Aaron Rodgers, who was sacked three times.

On that beautiful late-summer day in Green Bay, and by virtue of their punishing performance against the Packers, the 49ers were pronounced the team to beat in the NFC. Four months later, they are the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs, but much about the 49ers and the Packers has changed. These are not the same teams we saw in the season opener.

“A lot has happened. We’re a different football team. We’re different from four weeks ago. We’ll be ready to go,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said.

What about the Packers is different?

For starters, a defense that featured six rookies make their professional football debuts, has matured. One of those rookies, cornerback Casey Hayward, is likely to win defensive rookie of the year honors. Rookie Nick Perry and second-year man D.J. Smith were in the starting lineup that day. They’re both on injured reserve now. Jarrett Bush was a starter at cornerback; he’s been replaced by Sam Shields, who’s playing at a star-quality level.

Cedric Benson was the Packers’ starting running back. He’s on IR now and DuJuan Harris, who had yet to join the Packers roster and was embarking upon a career as a car salesman, is now the team’s starting running back.

Bryan Bulaga was the Packers’ starting right tackle. He’s on IR now, replaced by rookie Don Barclay, who was on the bench then. Jeff Saturday was the Packers’ starting center; Evan Dietrich-Smith is the starter now.

“I don’t think we had our identity at that point,” Aaron Rodgers said following Saturday’s win over the Vikings. “We were trying a lot of different things.”

What, in fact, is the Packers’ identity now? Is it not change?

On that 72-degree afternoon at Lambeau Field, Greg Jennings caught five passes for 34 yards and Jermichael Finley caught seven balls for 47 yards. These days, there’s speculation that neither player will be with the team next season.

Change announced itself on that day in September in the form of second-year return man/receiver Randall Cobb leading the Packers in receiving with nine catches and returning a punt 80 yards for a touchdown. In the ensuing weeks, Cobb would add running back to his “slash” role, and it quickly became apparent that he was being groomed to be the team’s new star on offense.

What about the 49ers?

Well, they are different in the most important of ways: Coach Jim Harbaugh boldly made a late-season change at the most important position in all of sports. Alex Smith has been replaced by second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who will be making his postseason debut when the Packers and 49ers face each other at Candlestick Park.

“He can extend plays with his feet. The playbook is as big as when Alex was in there, so obviously he knows the offense,” Rodgers said.

“They’re a different team. We’ll look at the pass schemes, more recent. We’ll have to find a way to block up their Pro-Bowlers inside.”

In the time it took for summer to become winter, and that is the greatest of changes in Green Bay, the Packers and 49ers evolved into very different teams than the ones we saw at Lambeau Field on Sept. 9. What remains to be answered is: Will the result be different?

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