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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 have the right look in 55-7 win over Titans

Posted Dec 23, 2012

No. 2 seed for NFC playoffs at issue with one game left in the season

GREEN BAY—Mike McCarthy pronounced his team ready for the postseason.

“It was important for us to dominate opponents late in the year. We wanted to take the next step and I thought we accomplished that today,” the Packers head coach said following a 55-7 win over the Tennessee Titans that was every bit the blowout the final score would suggest.

At 11-4, the Packers have one game remaining before they turn to January and the postseason. Only one issue remains to be decided between now and then: Will the Packers enter the playoffs as the NFC’s No. 2 seed or No. 3 seed?

“Everything happens for a reason. We’re going to play to win next week,” McCarthy said of the regular season finale in Minnesota, which would have special meaning for the Packers if Seattle was to defeat San Francisco tonight. Should that occur, the Packers could clinch the No. 2 seed with a win in Minnesota.

“At the end of the day, you want to play your best football, and we have to do that next week in Minnesota. I’d rather have the No. 2 seed, but if it’s No. 3, that’s fine,” McCarthy added.

More important than the Packers’ seeding position is the undeniable fact the Packers are playing their best football of the season. Aaron Rodgers threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns, the Packers got a 109 yards rushing and 28 carries from their two backs, and the defense sacked Titans quarterback Jake Locker seven times and so dominated the Titans that the statistics were an embarrassment for the visitors until they were permitted to mount a 53-yard scoring drive in the final six minutes of the game.

“I really like the look of the way our defense is playing,” McCarthy said.

His defense didn’t have that look a year ago, when the Packers breezed into the playoffs 15-1 and the No. 1 seed in the NFC. It is the greatest difference between last season’s one-and-done team and this year’s version of adversity’s darlings. Last January, the Packers entered the playoffs with the NFL’s worst defense. This season, the Packers have a defense that is threatening the top 10.

Offensively, Rodgers’ control of the offense seems to increase on a weekly basis, and McCarthy went out of his way to praise Rodgers for his play-calling at the line of scrimmage.

“Tennessee challenged us and Aaron did a very good job of taking what was there,” McCarthy said.

The Packers’ first touchdown might’ve been a perfect example of the stamp Rodgers is putting on his offense. With an empty backfield and a five-wide look from the Titans’ 6-yard line, Rodgers scored on a quarterback draw. It was a play that had Rodgers’ stamp all over it.

“We’re focused on sweeping the division two years in a row,” McCarthy said of what the Packers will do with a win in Minnesota next weekend.

Running back DuJuan Harris was a surprise starter, though Ryan Grant did the bulk of the running with 20 carries for 80 yards. Harris scored on a 7-yard run to give the Packers a 27-0 lead in the third quarter, and Grant scored on runs of 7 and 9 yards to officially make the game a blowout in the fourth quarter.

“It was a good 1-2 punch,” McCarthy said.

“That’s the way we want to look. That the way we want to play,” McCarthy added, referring to his offense’s mix of run and pass and its up-tempo style of play, which included 10 no-huddle possessions, which McCarthy said was a pregame goal.

What’s so good about the way the Packers look, McCarthy was asked?

“Score!” he said. “The ability to stop the run and make a team one-dimensional. That’s what we’ve been able to do the last two weeks. Offensively, we’ve been able to play run and pass. Those are the things you’re looking for in your football team.”

The Packers were also looking for their kicker, Mason Crosby, to break out of his slump, which he did by converting both of his field goal attempts, one from 26 yards and the other from 48. The second one used the right upright to bank the ball over the crossbar. The first of the two, the 26-yarder, got a thunderous cheer.

“Mason is our kicker. I don’t know how long I have to keep saying this. Kicking in Lambeau is different. I was happy for him personally that he was two-for-two. He’s our guy,” McCarthy said.

Even the kicker is hot.

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