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    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.

     
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    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. 

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    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:

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    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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Patience paying off for Texans

Posted Oct 10, 2012


Gary Kubiak is one of the NFL’s longest tenured coaches, even though he had a losing record heading into this season. Those two facts speak volumes for Houston Texans owner Bob McNair’s patience and commitment.

“We had the first pick of the draft a few years back and that’s not a good thing, so I knew what we were facing,” Kubiak said during an interview with Packers media on Wednesday. “A couple of years back, we went 6-10 and took a step back; we lost a lot of close games. I believed in what we were doing. Thank God he did, too.”

Kubiak is now the coach of the only undefeated team in the AFC. The Texans are coming off a Monday night win in New York and they’ll likely be the featured team in Sunday night’s showdown with the Packers at Reliant Stadium.

“I’m not the only one around here that’s glad he had some patience that year,” Kubiak said of McNair and the 2010 season, when the Texans were coming off the first winning season in franchise history and expectations were high. Two four-game losing streaks sabotaged the Texans’ hopes and few expected Kubiak to be retained as Texans coach.

“I think he believed in what we were doing, saw what we were doing and stuck with the program. We’re very fortunate from that standpoint because sometimes in this business people make some very quick decisions. Fortunately, our guy hung in there and, hopefully, we can reward him in the future,” Kubiak said.

The reward for McNair’s patience is a team that would seem to be the class of the AFC. It has the league’s second-leading rusher and No. 3 defense. This Sunday’s showcase game is the coming-out party for which Houston has awaited since the days of “Luv Ya Blue.”

Defense has been the Texans’ calling card since Wade Phillips was made the team’s defensive coordinator last season. The arrival of Phillips and a draft-intense effort in acquiring talent on that side of the ball have produced a group as skilled at stopping the run as it is at rushing the passer and defending against the pass.

“If you can’t get there, it doesn’t matter how well you cover. It’s been our mentality since Wade’s come in here and it’s how we’ve tried to rebuild the defense,” Kubiak said, referring to the pass rush.

The Texans selected Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt in the 2011 draft and he burst into prominence during last season’s playoffs, and is currently the NFL’s leader in sacks with 8.5.

Meanwhile, Arian Foster is only 19 yards out of the league rushing lead, and he’s coming off a 152-yard effort in the Texans’ win over the Jets.

“You have to be committed to it,” Kubiak says of the run. “It’s so easy in this league with an injury or two or getting down by 10 points to abandon things. Our biggest thing is we’re committed to running the ball. It’s essential for our team to have success. We want to have balance.”

Quarterback Matt Schaub is throwing fewer passes but enjoying it more because avoiding injury, which Schaub hasn’t been able to do for much of his career, would seem to be critical to the Texans’ bid to win a championship.

“The thing we’ve done well as a football team is we’ve protected the ball and we’ve taken it away. This team is built a lot different than last year’s team. Time will tell what we’re going to be,” Kubiak said.

Houston is going to be without linebacker Brian Cushing for the remainder of the season, after losing Cushing to a torn ACL in the Jets game.

“Every team gets tested. You go through crisis in this league. That’s how I was brought up; expect them. How you handle them usually has a lot to do with what kind of season you have. We’re experiencing our first crisis in losing Brian. You have to instill confidence that you can overcome problems, because you’re going to have them,” Kubiak said.

The Packers, of course, are going through their own crisis, a 2-3 start to the season that is causing fans to wonder what happened to last year’s 15-1 team.

“They’re as explosive as anybody in football. They spread the field and make you play sideline to sideline. You’re talking about a world championship football team and we know we’ve got a big, big challenge ahead of us, and it’s a short week for us,” the Texans coach added.

Kubiak knows all about crisis and patience.

Additional coverage - Oct. 10
 
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