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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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Thanksgiving time to take a look at the playoff race

Posted Nov 22, 2012


Thanksgiving is to pro football as the Fourth of July is to baseball. They are the points in their respective seasons when we take a look at the playoff chase and pennant race.

So let’s do that for the Packers and Giants, since they’re immediately headed for a showdown game in New York on Sunday night, and since the two teams are currently No. 3 and No. 4 in the NFC playoff race.

Each team might need to win, depending on what the Bears and Cowboys do, to maintain their lead in their respective divisions. The tiebreaker for the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoffs might also be at stake, but there’s too much of the season remaining and too many variables to be concerned about seeding right now.

The Giants have a rugged finishing schedule. The 7-3 Packers are one of the most demanding dates on that closing slate, which also includes games at Washington, Atlanta and Baltimore, and home dates against New Orleans and Philadelphia. Against that kind of schedule, there are no guarantees for the defending Super Bowl champions. A loss on Sunday night could send Tom Coughlin’s team into a tailspin.

A win by the Packers on Sunday night would really set the table for the team from Green Bay to focus on it’s drive for the division title. Four of the Packers’ five remaining games will be against NFC North foes. The only non-division game remaining on the Packers’ schedule is a Dec. 23 date with a visiting Titans team that will have long since been reduced to also-ran status.

You might say Sunday’s game is a feel-good contest. The team that wins is going to feel real good about itself. The team that loses could enter December with its backed pressed against the wall.

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

1. Protect Aaron RodgersJustin Tuck clinched this “thing” as No. 1 when he announced on Wednesday that sacking and pressuring Rodgers is the focal point of the Giants’ defensive game plan. It worked for them last January.

2. Make the Giants play the run—Rodgers can’t be protected without doing this.

3. Use the game plan from last week—The Packers shut down the NFL’s No. 1 passing attack without the services of Clay Matthews, the Packers’ best pass rusher.

4. Make the kicks—Trying to win games late in the season and on the road against championship-caliber teams usually requires crunch-time field goals. It did when the Packers beat the Giants in New York last year.

5. Rush from the inside—Eli Manning has always had a penchant for throwing off his back foot when he gets pressure in his face.

6. Circle the wagons—The Giants are on a two-game losing streak and coming off a bye. They will be rested, ready and focused for this one.

7. Return one—The Giants have been vulnerable in punt coverage.

8. Block Pierre-Paul—He’s their Lawrence Taylor. Jason Pierre-Paul must be neutralized to have any chance of winning.

9. Stop the run—Ahmad Bradshaw is averaging 4.5 yards per carry, and do not go to sleep on Andre Brown and his 5.4 a carry and seven touchdowns.

10. Intercept Manning—He’s thrown 11 of them.

Additional coverage - Nov. 22
 
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