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  • 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 needed the ball one more time

Posted Jan 5, 2014

Depleted Packers defense couldn't stop Colin Kaepernick

GREEN BAY—They are stars of the 3-4 defense, the linebackers, and the 49ers have the best quartet in the game today: Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis.

Against that collection of defensive football talent, not to mention a star-studded supporting cast, the Packers came within one more possession of winning the game. They needed the ball one more time. They needed it last.

“That’s usually what these games come down to. Yeah, usually the team that has the ball last (wins),” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said, agreeing with his questioner.

The 49ers got the ball last. They didn’t give it back. That’s why the Packers’ season ended on Sunday at Lambeau Field, on a night not fit for bare skin to be exposed for more than a few minutes, let alone for three hours of rugged, hard-edged playoff football.

Why weren’t the Packers able to make the 49ers give the ball back to Aaron Rodgers for one more thrust? One more time! Just make them give it back. Victory certainly would’ve belonged to Green Bay.

You might say the Packers defense had one shot at it, Micah Hyde’s near interception of a Colin Kaepernick pass in 49ers territory in the 49ers’ eventual game-winning drive. That was it. In all other ways, the outlook was bleak for a depleted defense.

Whereas the 49ers were playing with four established stars in their linebacking corps, the Packers were playing without their only star, Clay Matthews. At one point, when undrafted rookie Andy Mulumba had to leave the game with a knee injury, the Packers were playing with rookie defensive end Datone Jones at outside linebacker. Jamari Lattimore, an inside linebacker, even spent time there.

“Corners and pass rushers, that’s the starting point of any defensive scheme. We were definitely challenged there today,” McCarthy said.

Yeah, they were definitely challenged in the rush-and-cover game, especially after losing their best cover man, cornerback Sam Shields, to a knee injury in the first quarter.

  • Best pass rusher gone? Check.

  • Best cover man gone? Check.


That’s why the Packers couldn’t get the ball back one more time. In the open field, Kaepernick overmatched them.

“Andy played hurt the whole time,” McCarthy said of Mulumba, a second-string All Mid-American Conference defensive end in 2012, but a critical at outside linebacker in this NFL playoff game. Mulumba, hobbled, came back into the game to replace Jones.

“We knew we needed to score more than 20 points today. I didn’t get that done,” McCarthy said.

He was trumped by his quarterback.

“It’s frustrating not to play your best game. The defense holds them to 23 points. We should’ve won that game,” Aaron Rodgers said, the disappointment deeply etched in his face. “Special opportunities like this, when you lose, you feel really down.”

He needed the ball one more time. One more time would’ve done it.

“I’d like to congratulate the 49ers,” McCarthy said.

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