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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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Scott Tolzien will be the starter against Vikings

Posted Nov 18, 2013

Interceptions spoiled young quarterback’s first start

GREEN BAY—Scott Tolzien is slated to make his second straight start at quarterback for the Packers on Sunday, and it will be tough for him to match the big-play production from his first one.

“I have never seen a quarterback hit all his big throws like that in a game,” McCarthy said on Monday of Tolzien, who was 6-for-6 on long downfield throws against the Giants, all of which went for gains of 25 yards or more. Tolzien also had five other completions of at least 15 yards in the 27-13 defeat.

“I can’t think of another time in my career that I’ve had someone hit every one,” McCarthy continued. “Every big shot we called yesterday, we hit them. He took a couple hits on the throws, but the ball placement was extraordinary.”

The Giants’ focus on the Packers’ running game opened up some of those downfield passes for Tolzien, but his accuracy with them is perhaps the biggest plus he can take into this Sunday’s matchup with Minnesota, which has struggled to defend the pass all season.

At this point, there’s no telling how many games Tolzien will start. McCarthy didn’t have an update on quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who broke his collarbone two weeks ago, when the Packers’ current three-game losing streak began.

“I don’t make medical decisions, and that will be no different with Aaron Rodgers,” McCarthy said. “We all know he wants to play, and he wants to play as soon as he can. Those are big decisions when you put a player back on the field, and when everyone is confident, that’s when it’ll happen.”

In the meantime, McCarthy will continue to work with Tolzien’s strengths and try to clean up his primary weakness, which has been turnovers. Tolzien has five interceptions in two games, the most damaging coming in the fourth quarter against the Giants.

The Packers had just pulled within 20-13 and gotten a three-and-out on defense, giving themselves a chance to drive for the tying score. But on the first snap, Tolzien made a mistake with an adjustment at the line of scrimmage based on the defensive look, and he threw the ball right into the leaping arms of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who strolled 24 yards untouched for the pick-six.

“It was a hard learning experience for a young quarterback and obviously at a critical point in the game,” McCarthy said.

“He has a lot of good football ahead of him, but the reality is, and he knows this more than anybody, he has to take care of the football.”

Tolzien’s three interceptions against the Giants contributed to the day’s minus-two turnover ratio, a figure that is now minus-six for the season, which is “just not cutting it,” McCarthy said.

The defense, which played Sunday without cornerback Sam Shields, who was a surprise late scratch due to a hamstring injury, not only isn’t taking the ball away enough but isn’t tackling well enough, either.

McCarthy has seen too many missed tackles the last three weeks, which he referenced as one of the many “peaks and valleys” he has seen with his team’s fundamentals all season.

At 5-5 with two NFC North contests in a span of five days that could make-or-break the season, there’s no more time for valleys.

“Extremely important football game this week,” McCarthy said, referring to the Vikings’ visit to Lambeau Field, which will be followed by a Thanksgiving trip to division co-leader Detroit. “It’s a division game, it’s a home game. We’ve had two home games get away from us.

“We need to play better. We need to perform better. We need to prepare better. This is a very, very accountable football team. It’s an enjoyable team to coach. We’re just not quite where we need to be right now.”

Additional coverage - Nov. 18

 
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