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  • 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 have no choice but to move on

Posted Sep 24, 2012


SEATTLE – M.D. Jennings has no doubt. Neither do his teammates.

“It was pinned to my chest the whole time we were on the pile,” Jennings said of the final Hail Mary pass to the end zone that was ruled a touchdown catch by Seattle’s Golden Tate. “Yeah, I feel like I had the ball.”

The controversial call gave the Seahawks a stunning 14-12 victory over the Packers on Monday night at CenturyLink Field. The Packers were clinging to a 12-7 lead in the final seconds when the Seahawks faced fourth down from the Green Bay 24.

Seattle QB Russell Wilson scrambled around and then fired deep to the end zone. The Packers had five players to the Seahawks’ two in the scrum, and Jennings and Tate both got their arms on the ball.

The call on the field was a touchdown, but Jennings said he was “shocked” it wasn’t overturned on replay.

In a rather surreal moment in the locker room afterwards, Jennings was asked if he had seen a replay, and moments after he said he hadn’t, a roar of disgust went up on the other side of the locker room as his teammates saw the replay on TV.

“They’re human,” Jennings said of the replacement officials, who will come under even more fire for how this game ended and was officiated throughout. “They make mistakes and we have to live with it.”

That’s tough to swallow, but the Packers were doing their best to be diplomatic afterwards. Veteran cornerback Charles Woodson was asked if a finish like this will spur a settlement of the labor dispute with the regular officials.

“It will have a lot to do with it, I think,” Woodson said. “We’ll see where it goes from here.”

The final play wiped out what had been a superb defensive effort by the Packers, holding the Seahawks to seven points and stopping them on fourth down inside the 10 with less than two minutes left.

Seattle had just 238 total yards and was 2-of-11 on third down. They didn’t surpass 200 yards of offense until well into the fourth quarter.

But that is all but forgotten because of the final play. To add insult to injury, the replay showed cornerback Sam Shields getting shoved in the back by Tate as players were getting in position to leap for the ball. Shields was shoved completely out of the play.

“I think I was getting ready to get it, if I wouldn’t have gotten shoved in the back,” said Shields, who had broken up an end zone pass just three plays earlier. “I guess the refs didn’t see it. Nothing I can do about it. Just move on.”

That was about all the Packers could say after this one. Move on. It was the postgame refrain, to be sure, as well as something they could say without risking a fine from the league. There were several awkward pauses at many questions about the officiating.

To a man, the Packers admitted they shouldn’t have been in that situation. They know that and many said so. The offense was shut out in the first half, so that didn’t help either.

But the bottom line is the game came down to one play the Packers felt they made, and the officials said the Seahawks made it. It doesn’t get much tougher than that.

“Very frustrating,” defensive lineman B.J. Raji said. “You put a lot into it, but some things you can’t control. That last play was indicative of that. Everybody has to answer to somebody. I wish we would have won but we didn’t, and we move on and get better because of it.”

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