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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior 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:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • 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.

     

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Packers, Vikings will meet again in Lambeau Field

Posted Dec 30, 2012

Adrian Peterson rushes for 199 yards in Vikings’ 37-34 win


MINNEAPOLIS—Once more, the Packers will try to stop Adrian Peterson.

A walk-off, 37-34 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday cost the Packers the No. 2 seed and the first-round playoff bye that accompanies it, moving the Packers down to No. 3 and setting up a rematch against the Vikings Saturday at 7 p.m. CT at Lambeau Field.

“Tough loss. Playoffs are upon us. We have the opportunity to play the Vikings again, back at Lambeau,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following arguably the most intense game of the season.

Tied 34-34 with two minutes to play in the game, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder completed a third-and-11 pass to Mike Jenkins, and Peterson did the rest from there. The NFL rushing champion broke loose on a 26-yard run that allowed rookie Blair Walsh a 29-yard field goal as time expired. The win caps a Cinderella season for the Vikings, who rallied from 3-13 a year ago to a playoff berth this year, and it was Peterson that led the way.

Peterson turned his comeback season from knee reconstruction into one of the greatest performances in NFL history. He fell just nine yards shy of setting the all-time, single-season rushing record, but his 199 yards rushing – 409 yards in two games against the Packers this season – on Sunday even left the Packers in awe.

“He’s incredible. I told him after the game that he’s the best,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.

Peterson was the driving force in the Vikings taking a 13-0 lead on their first three possessions of the game, it was his 28-yard run on a second-and-27 play that helped keep the Packers at arm’s length during the visitors’ third-quarter rally, and Peterson was the player to whom the Vikings turned when the game was on the line.

“Adrian Peterson was the focal point,” McCarthy said. “Defensively, we didn’t do a good job of stopping the run. That’s obvious.”

The Packers also didn’t do a good job of getting off the field on third down. Ponder, who had a miserable outing at Lambeau Field on Dec. 2, was at his best on third down, as the Vikings converted six of 12 tries. Ponder threw for 234 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 120.2 passer rating.

He was out-pointed by Rodgers, who threw for 365 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 131.8 passer rating, but Peterson tilted the field. He’s done that all season.

“We’ll play anybody in the playoffs. It’s an opportunity we’re familiar with. Most importantly, we’ll be at home,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy was involved in a challenge flag controversy that didn’t cost him a touchdown, as it did the Lions’ Jim Schwartz, because the replay review had already begun. It was, nonetheless, a play that typified the intensity of the game.

“Emotional decision,” McCarthy said of having thrown the challenge flag unnecessarily.

It was a win-and-in game for the Vikings, which meant their season was on the line. At stake for the Packers was a bye the team wanted so it could rest injured players.

“A lot of us wanted that extra week. It would’ve helped with Randall’s (Cobb) and Charles’ (Woodson) injuries,” Rodgers said.

Cobb didn’t play on Sunday, the result of knee and ankle injuries he sustained in the previous game. Woodson is trying to make a comeback from a broken collarbone. The issue of their availability will be major news items this week.

“They’ve got a good team. It’s going to happen from time to time,” Rodgers said of the Vikings and the Packers’ first loss within the NFC North in the last two years.

“This is a tough place to play. You have to absorb the first surge. We did that,” Rodgers added. “This was a playoff atmosphere.”

It will certainly be a playoff atmosphere when the two teams meet in Lambeau, as the third game of the season between the two teams leaves the comfort of the Metrodome and steps onto the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.

Maybe the cold can stop Peterson.

Additional coverage - Dec. 30
 
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