On Now
Coming Up
  • 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/

     

News

Print
RSS

Packers-49ers rivalry not cooling down

Posted Sep 9, 2013

Clay Matthews’ late hit draws more ire from San Francisco

GREEN BAY—Three games in 365 days has provided plenty of fuel for the Packers-49ers rivalry, and the fire got another dose of gasoline on day 366 that Mike McCarthy quickly tried to extinguish.

Clay Matthews is not a dirty player, by no means,” McCarthy said, referring to Jim Harbaugh’s comments earlier Monday to San Francisco media regarding Matthews’ late hit out of bounds on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Harbaugh labeled the hit a “cheap shot” and a “clothesline,” and he called out Matthews for his actions during the sideline scuffle with offensive tackle Joe Staley after the play.

“That young man works very hard on being a tough guy," Harbaugh said of Matthews. "He'll have some repairing to do on his image after that slap.

“If you're gonna go to the face, come with some knuckles, not an open slap.”

McCarthy didn’t have much interest in getting into it.

“I have no idea what his intent is,” he said, referring to Harbaugh. “I addressed Harbaugh’s comments in the team meeting, and as always we’ll stay above it.”

He did not excuse Matthews for the penalty, however. It led to a misapplication of offsetting penalties that gave the 49ers another third-down try, which referee Bill Leavy admitted was a mistake and resulted in a touchdown. The league has also since stated that the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Staley was an error, too, and shouldn’t have been called.

“I thought it was a bad decision by Clay,” McCarthy said. “I think he was overzealous. I know he left his feet, …

“Playing hard. I think it’s football. I think much is blown out of proportion. Clay played very well in the game. That was one of his couple bad plays.”

Other Packers had many more, which were of greater concern to McCarthy. The return game and safety play weren’t up to par, as the Packers dealt with poor field position all game and San Francisco’s Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis combined for 306 yards receiving, mostly in the middle of the field.

Safeties M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian “can play better,” said McCarthy, who felt a big factor in their struggles was that starter Morgan Burnett (hamstring) took his share of practice reps on Wednesday and Thursday before landing on the injury report late in the week and unexpectedly missing the game.

“With these guys making the shift on Friday, things weren’t as clean as you would probably like,” McCarthy said. “I think it kind of carried over to the game. We were a step slower than we needed to be on anticipation of some of the routes.”

He also felt rookie running back Eddie Lacy was a little slow in getting going, though he felt Lacy got more comfortable in the second half, after sitting out the last 11 minutes in the second quarter following a costly fumble.

“Eddie needs to detail his work, whether it’s the runs, the protection,” McCarthy said. “Our young guys, it was their first game, and he was one of them. I don’t want to say he was nervous, but he just needs to clean some things up.”

Lacy had five carries for four yards at the time of the fumble before adding nine carries for 37 yards and a 2-yard TD in the second half. He ran five times for 26 yards on the scoring drive.

“My goal for him is to be a three-down player and to keep him in there and keep him playing,” McCarthy said. “Because when he’s in there, he’s a fine young football player, but the details, that’s the difference between winning and losing in this league.”

On Sunday, the difference was the final eight minutes, after the Packers had taken a 28-24 lead on Lacy’s TD run. The 49ers had an 80-yard drive for a touchdown and a 50-yard march for a field goal sandwiched around a Packers three-and-out that started on the Green Bay 9-yard line after another poor return.

It was the offense’s fifth three-and-out on a feast-or-famine day that also saw the Packers put together touchdown drives of 80, 62, 69 and 76 yards.

McCarthy chalked up the inconsistency to less-than-sharp preparation during the week, among other issues with a once-again young roster. He told the team on Monday what veterans on more experienced teams he’s coached have always preached to the rookies.

“You get paid for Monday through Saturday. Sundays are for free,” McCarthy said. “We need to do a better job Monday through Saturday to make sure we’re sharp and ready to go for Washington.”

Additional coverage - Sept. 9

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest News

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos