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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/




Packers, Lions in game of survival

Posted Nov 14, 2012

Green Bay Packers Tom Crabtree locks up with Detroit Lions Kyle Vanden Bosch

GREEN BAY—The Packers and Lions bear little resemblance to the two teams that faced each other on Thanksgiving Day last year.

It was a showdown for NFC North supremacy, featuring one team that was undefeated and a 7-3 challenger that wanted to make a statement. The Packers won the game, 27-15.

The two teams will meet again this Sunday at Ford Field in a game that’s more than a showdown, it’s a matter of survival for the Lions and the first of consecutive road games for the Packers that will go a long way toward deciding the Packers’ fate in 2012. After the trip to Detroit, the Packers head to New York to play the Giants.

“With the Packers coming up, it’s obviously the start to an important home stand for us,” Lions Coach Jim Schwartz said. His team will play three straight at home. The Lions, 4-5, need a sweep of the three to get back into the NFC playoff race.

“Last year, we got off to a good start and then battled .500 the rest of the season. This season we didn’t start fast but there’s still opportunity for us,” Schwartz said, detailing the difference a year has made for the Lions.

“The deal with this league is being able to concentrate on the next week. This league has proven that you have to battle it out week after week, and get hot at the right time, and that’s what we need to do this week. There’s no better time for us than this week.”

It can also be said Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson hasn’t been the touchdown-maker this season that he was a year ago. Johnson has only two scores this year, as compared to 16 in 2011.

Quarterback Matt Stafford has thrown just 11 touchdown passes through nine games this season, compared to 41 last year.

The Lions are near the bottom of the league in rushing yardage, again, which attaches particular importance to Stafford’s and Johnson’s production. They are the engine that drives the Lions, and that engine has driven the Lions to the top of the league’s pass rankings, but isn’t scoring often enough.

“We’re not trying to have balance, we’re trying to move the ball,” Schwartz said.

The Packers were the kings of moving the ball at this time a year ago. No team was moving it with as much ease, efficiency or explosiveness. This season, however, has seen the Packers dogged by injuries that have cost the team wide receivers Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, the team’s one-two punch of a year ago, and most recently tackle Bryan Bulaga, gone for the season with a significant hip injury. The Packers’ numbers aren’t as gaudy as they were a year ago.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the major link between the two seasons. He’s enjoying another MVP-like year.

“He’s one of the best in the league at doing everything a quarterback does. Throwing it quick and accurate, throwing it deep down the field. There’s nothing Aaron Rodgers does subpar. He completely understands their offense,” Schwartz said.

The emergence of Randall Cobb as a receiver is another big difference between this season and last.

“He’s a playmaker with the ball in his hands. He’s really taken a central role in the offense. He’s multi-talented and he’s been a big, big boost to their offense when they lost a great player like Greg Jennings,” Schwartz said.

Finally, the Packers defense is different.

“They got some young infusion of talent. Their schemes have pretty much stayed the same. They’re making a lot of big plays. They’re top 10 in third down. They’re second in sacks. They’re in the top 10 in interceptions. Those are drive stoppers. Those are times you get off the field and keep the offense from scoring. They’ve gone from the bottom defense in the league to the top 10 in a lot of categories,” Schwartz said of the Packers defense.

Different in many ways, yet, they remain two teams headed for another big game against each other in November. This one might even be bigger than last year’s.

Additional coverage - Nov. 14

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