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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' heart finds more hurt in San Francisco

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Alleged bad call contributes to 34-28 loss to 49ers

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tries outrun 49ers LB Aldon Smith. VIEW PHOTOS

SAN FRANCISCO—It was the third time in a year, exactly a year, but this one was very different. This was a game the Packers can honestly say they should’ve won.

The 49ers scored a 34-28 win over the Packers in the season opener at Candlestick Park on Sunday, but it was a 49ers win shrouded by what is believed to have been the botched assessment of a penalty, and it was a loss by the Packers in which they stood toe to toe and held their own against a team that physically dominated them a year ago.

This one was a shootout, and the Packers appeared as though they might have won it when Aaron Rodgers took his team 76 yards to the go-ahead touchdown with 8:26 to play in the game, but 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick one-upped Rodgers, leaving the visitors to take a lot of hurt back to Green Bay, again.

“That’s part of the game,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said when asked about Referee Bill Leavy’s alleged mishandling of a dual-penalty situation late in the first half. “The ball doesn’t always bounce your way. They made more big plays than us. Boldin had a helluva day. Time of possession was also probably a big advantage for the 49ers.”

With the game tied, 7-7, in the second quarter, Clay Matthews was flagged for a late hit out of bounds on Kaepernick. The 49ers’ Joe Staley was then flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Leavy ruled that the down be replayed, and Kaepernick then threw a touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin. Reports are the assessment of the fouls should’ve left the 49ers facing fourth down, which likely would’ve resulted in a field goal attempt.

McCarthy kept his focus on the performance of his team, which he deemed not good enough. It began with a missed assignment on the second play of the game that resulted in Aaron Rodgers being sacked, graduated to an Eddie Lacy fumble that led to the 49ers’ second touchdown and resulted in Lacy being benched for much of the remainder of the game, and included a pass that bounced out of Jermichael Finley’s hands and into the hands of 49ers rookie safety Eric Reid.

“Horrendous start. I pulled him out of the game. I thought he picked it up in the second half,” McCarthy said of Lacy.

“This is not the way we intended to come out here today. We weren’t sharp enough.”

McCarthy complimented Kaepernick, the star of the game, who completed 27 of 39 passes for 412 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 129.4 passer rating. Rodgers was victimized by the interception that bounced out of Finley’s hands, though Finley redeemed himself by catching a short pass, breaking a tackle and scoring to tie the game at 14-14 in the final seconds of the first half. Rodgers finished with having completed 21 of 37 passes for 333 yards, three touchdowns, the one interception and a 102.6 passer rating.

“Every loss is frustrating. We put a lot into this. We didn’t play our best game and we have to score more points,” Rodgers said in assessment.

“I didn’t think we played our best game. You can’t turn the ball over like that. We have to score more points and (the defense) has to give up fewer points.”

The 49ers won the stats with a whopping 494 yards of offense to the Packers’ considerable output of 385. Time of possession was decidedly in the 49ers’ favor, 38:35-21:25, on a warm day in San Francisco.

“We’re 0-1 and we go back home,” Rodgers said.

Additional coverage - Sept. 8

 
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