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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 on the verge of controlling playoff destiny

Posted Dec 15, 2013

Matt Flynn, Eddie Lacy lead spirited comeback win over Cowboys

DALLAS—With a Lions loss on Monday night, the Packers will, again, be in control of their playoff destiny.

That’s the significance of one of the most spirited and memorable rallies in the storied history of the Green Bay Packers. When Tramon Williams’ interception sealed a 37-36 win over the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, the hopelessness of halftime became the hopefulness of a team hot in pursuit of its third consecutive NFC North title. A Lions loss and two Packers wins will crown the Packers champions, again.

What was the emotion like in the Packers’ postgame locker room?

“Just how you think it was,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said as he recounted the Packers’ rally from a 26-3 halftime deficit. “I was drained. Just to see the emotion of the guys, what the guys overcame. It took me everything not to cry.”

Throughout Packers nation, there were tears at halftime. The Packers were being strafed by a Cowboys offense that had gained 332 yards of offense in the first half. The second half would be very different.

The Packers offense came to life on the first play of the second half, as Eddie Lacy broke loose for a 60-yard run quarterback Matt Flynn said was the turning point in the game.

“For us to get that big run, we all felt a little momentum,” Flynn said.

The Packers rode the combination of Flynn’s passing and Lacy’s running, combined with two key second-half interceptions. Sam Shields intercepted a Tony Romo pass at midfield when the Cowboys were trying to protect a 36-31 lead just outside the two-minute warning. Flynn’s passing, Lacy’s running and a pass interference penalty against the Cowboys led to a game-winning, 1-yard touchdown plunge by Lacy with 1:31 to play. It left a crowd of 91,054 stunned.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of every player, coach. Their approach in the second half to get back to a standard offensive philosophy; run the ball, play action. Our guys stayed the course. The thing that jumps out at me is the adversity,” McCarthy said.

Flynn threw for 299 yards, four touchdowns, one interception and a 113.1 passer rating. Lacy rushed for 141 yards, a 6.7 yards-per-carry average and the game-winning score. After gaining just 132 yards in the first half, the Packers gained 301 in the second half.

“We were pretty frustrated. We knew there was a chance we could do it. Let’s be men. Let’s execute the way we know how to. We had to look down deep and dig ourselves out of a big hole,” Flynn said.

The defense had helped dig that hole with a soft performance in the first half. In the second half, that defense got tough, just as it had in the second half the previous week in a comeback win over the Falcons. The Packers allowed the Cowboys just 134 yards in the second half and, of course, made the big takeaways at crunch time.

“They were moving the ball on us. At halftime, we went back to the beginning. We weren’t going to panic. I felt we got into a track meet. I didn’t want to play that game,” McCarthy said.

“I said this is the biggest adversity situation in our time here,” the coach added of his halftime message to his team. The previous week, with the Packers down 21-10 at halftime and having been booed as they left the field, McCarthy told his team “it’s lonely being warriors.”

Had the Packers lost to the Cowboys, the Bears could’ve eliminated the Packers from the division title race with a win.

Might Aaron Rodgers be the Packers’ starting quarterback in the final two games?

“Nothing has changed (since Friday),” McCarthy said when asked to give an update on Rodgers’ condition.

“This comes down to Pittsburgh. We have to beat Pittsburgh,” the coach added, focusing his team and its fans on the Packers’ next opponent.

First, his team and its fans will focus their attention on Monday night’s game between the Ravens and the Lions.

Are the Packers aware that a Lions loss would leave the Packers in control of their destiny?

“I’m sure they are, but we have to beat Pittsburgh,” McCarthy said.

The plot thickens. The Packers have real hope.

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