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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.

     
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  • 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 are out of explanations once again

Posted Nov 28, 2013

Yardage totals on both sides of the ball hard to fathom

DETROIT—Four days ago, the Packers were at a loss for words to explain exactly how to process a tie.

On Thanksgiving Day, they were at a loss to explain pretty much anything, except in the simplest of terms.

“It kind of ruins the holiday,” offensive lineman T.J. Lang said following a 40-10 rout by the Lions at Ford Field. “I really don’t know, man.”

The defeat comes close to putting the Packers’ season on life support, and it was a thorough beating on both sides of the ball. Almost historic, actually.

The defense allowed 561 total yards, challenging the 579 surrendered in the season-ending playoff loss at San Francisco in January.

Less than a week after giving up 232 rushing yards to the Vikings, the Packers gave up 241 to the Lions as Reggie Bush (20 carries, 117 yards) topped 100 and Joique Bell (19-94) nearly did.

“If we had the answers, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” linebacker Clay Matthews said. “It’s difficult to put into words, but we are where we are.”

As crazy as it sounds, the defensive numbers would have looked worse if not for four takeaways, one of which gave the Packers their only touchdown.

Even the return of injured players Sam Shields, Johnny Jolly and Nick Perry couldn’t help the defense. Shields got an interception on a deep ball to Calvin Johnson but otherwise struggled to keep up with the all-world receiver on slants and other routes as he caught six passes for 101 yards and a TD.

“We have to get this fixed,” linebacker Brad Jones said. “We have to.”

“We got a couple splash plays, but it was hard to stay on track today. It’s a weird feeling. I don’t know. I don’t know why we couldn’t stay on track.”

Meanwhile, the offense never got on track.

Following Perry’s strip-sack of Detroit QB Matthew Stafford and Morgan Burnett’s recovery for a touchdown gave the Packers a 10-3 lead, the offense went five consecutive possessions without gaining a first down.

There were four three-and-outs, followed by a strip-sack of QB Matt Flynn on first down as the Lions never surrendered momentum.

Missing Aaron Rodgers for the fourth straight start, the Packers offense hadn’t looked this bad previously. Flynn was sacked seven times and the ground game produced a paltry 1.6 yards per carry (15 rushes, 24 yards).

“Probably the worst (expletive) offensive day in the history of the (expletive) Packers,” Lang said. “It was just bad.”

It was almost the worst of the Mike McCarthy era statistically. Only a 56-yard reception by James Jones on the Packers’ final possession – a drive that fittingly ended with a fumbled snap – pushed the offense beyond the 120 yards it gained back in 2006 in a 35-0 shutout at the hands of New England in McCarthy’s rookie season as coach.

Jones’ catch allowed the Packers to beat that Patriots game by a whole six yards, finishing with 126.

“Whether you’re missing the MVP quarterback or not, you’ve got too many good players in the huddle to go out and perform like that,” said Jones, who finished with three catches for 79 yards. “It hurts, man. It’s sickening. That’s not us.”

What the Packers are is winless without Rodgers (0-4-1). Their star QB returned to practice this past week and could be on track to return for the final four games of the regular season.

Can he pull the Packers out of this malaise?

“I don’t know. We’ll find out,” Matthews said. “But giving up that many points isn’t going to help us no matter how many points he puts up.”

After getting help the past two weeks from other teams that beat the Lions, who are now 7-5, the Packers at 5-6-1 and below .500 this late in the season for the first time in five years will need more help now.

The path to the NFC North title will require the Packers to win their remaining four games while the Lions lose twice and the Bears (6-5) lose once before their Week 17 matchup with Green Bay.

“We still have a lot to prove,” Perry said. “The season isn’t over.”

But it’s close. That is easy to explain.

“Any loss is hard, but when you go out there and perform like that on a stage like this, knowing that possibly first place is on the line, it’s unacceptable,” James Jones said. “I don’t have answers for you guys. Nobody did their job today, nobody.”

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