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  • Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Ironwood 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:

    Ironwood: Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. To benefit Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets on sale at Super One Foods, 1480 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, Mich.

  • 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

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Packers feeling good following big win over Redskins

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Aaron Rodgers, James Starks combine to set team record

GREEN BAY—The Packers are feeling a lot better about themselves than they did at the start of the week or, in Aaron Rodgers’ case, in the hours on Sunday morning leading up to the team’s game at Lambeau Field.

“I didn’t feel great before the game,” Rodgers told reporters following a 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins that wasn’t as close as the final score would suggest. “My neck was sore and stiff. I was hurting pretty bad.”

A week that began with the sting of another loss to the 49ers and a day that began with a pain in the neck ended with Rodgers and James Starks combining to do something no quarterback-running back combination had previously done in the storied history of the Green Bay Packers: They combined to become the first players to throw for 400 yards and rush for 100 yards in a game.

Neither Starr and Taylor, nor Favre and Levens or Green had done it. The record belongs to Rodgers and Starks, following a game in which Rodgers tied the franchise’s all-time, regular-season pass yards record, and Starks’ 132 yards rushing made him the first Packers runner to reach the 100-yard mark in a regular-season game since Brandon Jackson did it in Washington in 2010.

“We feel pretty good about ourselves after today,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following a performance that included 580 total net yards, 28 first downs, 70 total plays, a five-minute time of possession advantage and a 31-0 lead that likely would’ve been 38-0 had James Jones not lost control of the ball as he reached to touch it to the pylon.

“Very pleased with our performance. Lambeau Field was awesome, as always,” McCarthy said of a record-setting day that included the largest home crowd in Packers history, 78,020.

A day that began with a steady rain concluded with bright skies and a fresh outlook for a team that evened its record at 1-1 and eased a lot of its pain.

“That’s the design,” McCarthy said when asked about the manner in which Rodgers made it all look so easy. “We want to be 70-plus plays. I kind of took my foot off the gas. I was very pleased with the way the ball was spread around.”

  • Jones caught 11 passes for 178 yards, a week after being shut out.

  • Randall Cobb caught nine for 128 yards and a touchdown.

  • Jermichael Finley grabbed six for 65 yards and a touchdown, and broke three tackles on one play.


Rodgers, of course, was the No. 1 star of the game. He completed 34 of 42 passes for 480 yards, four touchdowns and a 146.0 passer rating.

“Aaron spoils you. He makes it look easy. He was on point all day,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy took his foot off the gas with Rodgers tied with Matt Flynn for the all-time yards passing record. It appeared to be intentional, but McCarthy said he wasn’t aware Rodgers and Flynn were deadlocked at 480 yards.

“I don’t mind sharing that with an old buddy of mine, Matt Flynn,” said Rodgers, who was also unaware of the circumstances when the Packers began kneeling on the ball in the final two minutes of the game. “I’m sure I’ll get a text message.”

Record-setting performances have become somewhat routine for Rodgers, but not for Starks. His performance against the Redskins is a rebirth of sorts for a somewhat forgotten running back that topped the 100-yard rushing mark in the 2010 postseason.

“In training camp, he was definitely on the bubble, but he kept a good attitude. He’s gotten better every year. This is the kind of performance we could see every week in practice,” Rodgers said of Starks, who wasn’t in the starting lineup on Sunday but was called on after just the sixth play of the game, when starting running back Eddie Lacy sustained a concussion following a vicious head shot from Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.

“He’s just been a pro,” McCarthy said of Starks. “I think he clearly had his best training camp.

“When the runner gets clean looks, we expect production, and that’s what we had today.”

The run-pass combination, which was complemented by a smothering defense for most of the game and a clear special teams advantage, gave the Packers a sweep of all three phases of the game.

“I feel good about the start and even more excited about what lies ahead,” McCarthy said.

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