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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.

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    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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    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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Somebody's season is going to take turn for the worse

Posted Nov 14, 2013

Tradition of Packers-Giants still worthy of prime time


GREEN BAY—TV made a mistake. They shouldn’t have flexed out of the Packers-Giants game. This one, as it turns out, has real meaning and might be one of those pivotal games that defines the second half of the season.

Denver at Kansas City has replaced Packers at Giants in prime time this Sunday. I get it; 8-1 vs. 9-0 for the AFC West lead. Good one, but it’s not Packers-Giants, which has become a great one.

This has become a late-season ritual. This has become a late-season rite of passage, going back to that timeless classic the two teams played at Lambeau Field in the 2007 NFC title game.

Three years later, the Packers had to beat the Giants to make it into the playoffs. It was a game that would become the first of six consecutive wins that carried the Packers to the Super Bowl XLV title.

The following year, in New York, the Packers kicked a walk-off field goal to score one of the most dramatic wins of the 2011 regular season. A few weeks later, the Giants ended the Packers’ season, again, with a playoff win at Lambeau Field.

Last year, the Giants blew out the Packers at MetLife Stadium.

Since the 2007 NFC title game, the two teams have played each other five times. All of them have been late-season games and the Giants have won three of them.

This Sunday’s game is of critical importance. Somebody’s season is going to take a dramatic turn for the worse. This is the kind of game that can help define a team’s season. The 2010 game did that for the Packers. The 2007 and 2011 games did that for the Giants.

I’m not clairvoyant, but if I was the TV executive making the call on Broncos-Chiefs or Packers-Giants, I’d take Packers-Giants. It has history on its side.

Here are 10 things the Packers have to do to beat the Giants.

1. Intercept Eli Manning—That’s been the formula for beating the Giants this season. Manning has thrown 16 interceptions. The Packers have only intercepted three passes. Something has to give.

2. Run the ball—It’s how you protect a quarterback making the first start of his pro career.

3. Ignore the stats—No. 32 in sacks per pass play? When haven’t the Giants rushed the Packers?

4. Sense the urgency—A showdown with the Lions is dead ahead, but the Packers must stay within a game of the Lions for the Packers to underscore that game’s importance.

5. Make big plays—That hasn’t happened often enough the past two weeks.

6. Stop Victor Cruz—He’s the Giants’ playmaker. Stop him and you stop the Giants.

7. Know the score—The Lions and Bears play early games. The circumstances will be crystal clear to the Packers when they take the field on Sunday.

8. Make field goals—That’s a must for a team trying to find a way to win behind a quarterback who just two weeks ago was on the practice squad.

9. Win turnover battle—The Giants are -13, the worst takeaway/giveaway net in the league. The Packers are -4. In a battle of the minuses, the team with a plus will likely win.

10. Execute the scheme—Two guys must be able to cover one.

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