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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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Packers-Vikings Press Box Notes

Posted Oct 24, 2010


PACKERS HOST VIKINGS IN PRIME-TIME DIVISIONAL MATCHUP
  • Green Bay hosts the division-rival Minnesota Vikings tonight at Lambeau Field in a nationally televised game.
  • This is the third straight year and the fifth time in six seasons that the border rivals have squared off in a prime-time matchup.
  • It is the first time since 2003 that the teams will meet in a Sunday night contest. Green Bay won the Nov. 2, 2003, matchup at the Metrodome, 30-27. Prior to that the teams had squared off on Sunday night twice before (1990 and 2002).
  • The Packers have an 18-8 (.692) mark against NFC North opponents under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, which ranks first among NFC North teams over that span, including a 10-3 (.769) mark at home. Green Bay’s divisional record since ’06 is tied for fourth in the NFL, and the Packers have posted a 4-2 record or better in the division each season under McCarthy.
  • Tonight’s contest is the second straight home game for a Green Bay team that is in the midst of a stretch of three of four games at Lambeau Field.
  • Green Bay had its six-game home winning streak snapped last Sunday in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins, the third loss for the Packers this season by three points and the second straight in overtime. The Packers have won 20 of 29 games (.690), including playoffs, at Lambeau Field since 2007.
  • Next Sunday, the Packers will travel to New York to face the Jets in a noon (CDT) contest at New Meadowlands Stadium. It will be the first time since 2002 that the Jets have hosted Green Bay. Minnesota visits New England next Sunday for a 3:15 (CDT) game with the Patriots.


AN EVENLY MATCHED SERIES

  • Few rivalries in sports have exhibited the parity of the Green Bay-Minnesota series since it began in 1961.
  • Through 98 meetings, which includes one postseason game, the Packers hold a slight 49-48-1 advantage over the Vikings.   
  • Fans can bet on a back-and-forth contest when these two clubs meet, one that always seems to come down to the final possession. In fact, 13 of the past 15 regular-season games have been decided by seven points or less, the lone exceptions being the Packers’ 34-0 blanking of the Vikings in 2007 at Lambeau Field and Minnesota’s 38-26 victory in Green Bay last season.
  • Not only do the games seem to always come down to the last possession, but more recently they have come down to a final kick. From 2004-2008, six out of the 10 contests were decided by a field goal at the end of the fourth quarter. Vikings K Ryan Longwell kicked two game-winning field goals – for the Packers – in the ’04 meetings.
  • The Vikings swept the series in 2009 and have won the past three matchups against the Packers. Prior to that, Green Bay had won each time against Minnesota in Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s first five games vs. the Vikings.
  • Over the last 16 seasons (1994-2009), these teams have accounted for 12 NFC Central/North division championships.


Captains

TONIGHT’S CAPTAINS
As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.   
Tonight’s captains will be G Josh Sitton (offense), LB A.J. Hawk (defense) and CB Pat Lee (special teams).

WEARING THE STRIPES
Tonight’s officiating crew includes referee Scott Green (19), umpire Bruce Stritesky (102), head linesman Tom Stabile (24), line judge Tom Barnes (55), field judge Dyrol Prioleau (109), side judge Larry Rose (128) and back judge Scott Helverson (93).

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

76 CHAD CLIFTON

  • By appearing in tonight’s game, will become the 19th player in franchise history, and the sixth offensive lineman, to appear in 150 career games in a Packers uniform.

80 DONALD DRIVER
  • By appearing in tonight’s game, will move into the No. 7 spot for most games played in team history with 168.
  • Enters game with a streak of 133 games with at least one reception (139 including postseason), the longest streak in franchise history. Ranks third among active NFL players behind Pittsburgh’s Hines Ward (182) and Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez (152).
  • His two highest single-game yardage performances have come against Minnesota (162 yards, Dec. 24, 2004; 191 yards, Nov. 12, 2006).

12 AARON RODGERS
  • Has a passer rating of 103.6 in his four career starts against the Vikings, completing 85-of-126 passes (67.5 percent) for 991 yards and six TDs with one INT.

38 TRAMON WILLIAMS
  • Has posted an interception in each of the past two games, the fourth time in his career he has registered an INT in back-to-back contests.

GREEN BAY PACKERS
  • The Packers have scored points off a takeaway in 13 straight games at Lambeau Field, the longest current home streak in the NFL.
  • Dating back to last season, the Packers have posted 14 takeaways in their last six games at home.
  • Green Bay has not allowed an opposing RB to rush for 100 yards in 19 straight games, the longest current streak in the league and the second longest in team annals since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (24 games, Sept. 20, 1970-Nov. 22, 1971).
 
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