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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 cleaning up, clearing out following loss

Posted Jan 6, 2014

Players put season, run to the playoffs in perspective


GREEN BAY—From Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening and into Monday morning, the Packers locker room went from a determined to a despondent to a nearly desolate place.

That’s how quickly the end arrives in the NFL, and how it looks. Large plastic bags filled with belongings and keepsakes. Cardboard bins filling with the unwanted refuse.

In a span of a little over 18 hours, players begin with a resolute commitment to the cause, have to come to grips with heartbreak, and then must start cleaning both their lockers and their minds, not necessarily in that order.

On Monday, the Packers were looking back in a painful but prideful way.

“In December, the way we’d been playing, it was really not about how you start but how you finish,” tight end Andrew Quarless said. “I think besides the loss, we finished pretty strong. We fought hard, man, every game.”

That they did, and sooner rather than later the 2013 season will be remembered for the borderline miraculous run the Packers made to get into the playoffs – winning two dramatic second-half comebacks with backup QB Matt Flynn and then claiming the NFC North title as Aaron Rodgers returned in Chicago and threw his most memorable pass since Super Bowl XLV – rather than for how agonizingly the run failed to continue.

“People can ridicule our team from different aspects, but you go through what we’ve been though, (injuries) worse than 2010, and still come into the playoffs and lose by a field goal with a second on the clock, … ” outside linebacker Mike Neal said. “I don’t care what nobody says, that’s a hell of a football team, and I’m proud of everybody for that.”

Thoughts like that help with the hurt for some. For others, part of the processing is sticking to business, going through the post-mortem checklist, which includes meetings with coaches and a physical with the medical staff, that was printed out and sitting in each locker when the players arrived Monday.

“You just try and do what’s on your sheet right here,” fullback John Kuhn said. “I’ve got a (morning) exit interview with Coach Mike, so I’m going to do that, and then I have an exit interview with my position coach.

“I’m just going to go down my checklist and check them off, so reality won’t set in until tomorrow or the next day probably.”

The reality is the Packers missed opportunities in all phases of Sunday’s loss to the 49ers. After taking the lead early in the fourth quarter, they allowed a 37-yard return on a perfectly placed kickoff that pinned the 49ers returner right at the pylon. They had a goal-to-go series later that produced only a game-tying field goal rather than a go-ahead TD. They had two third-and-longs on San Francisco’s final drive, both after a potential interception couldn’t be corralled.

“You feel the same way. I don’t think it changes after, what, 18 hours,” said cornerback Micah Hyde, the rookie who had that interception in his hands in San Francisco territory with just over four minutes left. “It’s a tough loss, as a group.

“As an individual, I feel I should have made that play. Like I said, I’ve made that play a million times. I think if that play happened 100 more times, I think I catch that ball 100 times. That’s going to happen. People make mistakes. I’ll move on from it, and I guarantee I’ll learn from it and I’ll be a much better player because of it.”

Whether the Packers will be a better team in 2014 due to what they endured in 2013, only time will tell. The faces will change, as they always do, and those possibilities will be discussed in the coming weeks and months.

In the immediate aftermath of experiencing the season’s most exhilarating and most excruciating moments in one week’s time, the summation is this: the Packers seized a chance that made the year memorable, but didn’t maximize on that chance to make it special.

“Any opportunity that’s missed is hard to swallow,” cornerback Tramon Williams said. “We had a lot of instances where we can go back and say, ah, we should have had this or we should have had that, and we just didn’t come up with it.

“At the same time, those opportunities are going to present themselves again. The Packers have built a team that’s made for going to the playoffs, that’s made (for) going for championships. We’ll be in this situation again, and we just have to make the plays next time around.”

 
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