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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 let chances slip away again

Posted Nov 17, 2013

The opportunities to seize momentum from Giants were there

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—For the past three games, the Packers have moved the ball and put themselves on the edge of field-goal range, or knocked on the door for touchdowns.

But too many times, the offense has come up short, and that trend maddeningly continued on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in a third straight loss, 27-13 to the New York Giants.

In the first three quarters, three times the Packers crossed midfield and came away with nothing, and the one time they reached the red zone, they settled for a field goal. The result was a 14-point deficit that ultimately became the final margin.

“As an offense, we started getting a little tempo going, started making some plays down the field once we got the balls in our hands, and when we got down there we didn’t capitalize,” receiver James Jones said. “That’s kind of lately been our kryptonite.”

The Packers found their tempo with some big pass plays, but things regularly fizzled. Scott Tolzien passes of 25 yards to Jordy Nelson and 45 to Jones only produced a field goal.

“That’s something that’s been a thorn in our side all season, the red-zone conversions,” guard T.J. Lang said. “It’s definitely been a negative for our team, for our offense. A lot of yards, getting down there, and stalling. It’s not very satisfying.”

Equally unsatisfying were separate drives that saw throws to Brandon Bostick for 26, Nelson for 29 and Andrew Quarless for 19 that all crossed midfield but all resulted in nothing, when one more first down would provide an opportunity to get points.

One of those stops was the result of an interception by Giants linebacker Jon Beason. The last of those three failures came when a fake punt on fourth-and-7 was stopped one yard short of the first down, at the New York 37-yard line.

The inability to seize momentum was seemingly there on numerous occasions, but the full swing never materialized.

That was no more evident than in the fourth quarter, when the offense finally found the end zone, using a 52-yard pass to Jarrett Boykin to set up a 4-yard TD run by Eddie Lacy, pulling the Packers within 20-13.

The defense then responded with a pair of sacks by Brad Jones and Clay Matthews for a three-and-out, giving the ball back to the offense. But on the very first snap, Tolzien’s quick throw to his left was snagged out of the air by defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and run back 24 yards for a back-breaking score.

“That was a blow,” James Jones said. “That just came down to them making more plays than us when it counted. Lately, that’s what teams have been doing, offensively and defensively. They’ve made more plays than us. We have to own up to it, man up to it, and go out there and get better.”

The defense wasn’t blameless in this game, giving up four big gains that each led to a score by the Giants offense.

Reuben Randle’s 26-yard TD pass started the scoring, while Victor Cruz had receptions of 30 and 25 yards, leading to a TD and field goal, respectively. Hakeem Nicks added a 35-yard grab when cornerback Tramon Williams and safety Morgan Burnett got crossed up in coverage, leading to another field goal.

The defense rose up twice, getting an interception by Williams in the second quarter to thwart a potential scoring drive. Then in the fourth quarter came the two-sack stop, but just as quickly the game swung back to the Giants.

“We held them back there in good field position, but we need to do that all game,” Matthews said.

“We did good things out there, but ultimately you have to do great things to win ballgames.”

Pierre-Paul’s play was a great one, the biggest in the game bar none. The Packers will need some of those to maximize on the reprieve they were given Sunday, when the Lions lost to the Steelers, keeping Green Bay at 5-5 just one game back of the division lead, jointly held by 6-4 Detroit and Chicago.

“We’re right there in the thick of things,” Matthews said, echoing many of his teammates’ sentiments that it’s too early to think the Packers are out of the race. “Obviously three losses in a row is not where we want to be, especially the way we started. We need to get a big victory at home. It’s time to come back and rally.”

It will come down to grabbing the momentum when it’s there for the taking, and not letting go -- in the next game, and the rest of the season.

“We’re 5-5, everything’s in front of us,” Jones said. “We’re one game back. We’ve got a lot of good players, a lot of good coaches, we’ll be OK. We just have to find a way to get a win.”

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