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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. 

    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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This time, the Packers will try to be more disciplined

Posted Jan 3, 2013

Can the Packers defense stop Vikings running back Adrian Peterson?

GREEN BAY—Maybe the third time will, indeed, be the charm.

Twice this season, Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has run through the Packers for big yardage totals. In those two games, Peterson has rushed for only 55 yards fewer than the Packers’ leading rusher has for the whole season.

“That’s where their whole offense starts, with Peterson,” Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said on Thursday.

Truer words have never been spoken.

With Peterson having rushed for 409 yards and a 7.4 yards-per-carry average against the Packers this season, Capers knows that whatever hope his unit has of stopping the Vikings on Saturday night begins with denying Peterson another big game.

What would work? Holding him to a hundred yards? What yardage total constitutes stopping a man who has averaged 131 yards rushing per game this season?

“I can’t put a yardage on it,” Capers said. “We know how to do it. He just tests your discipline.”

Capers said the common mistake the Packers made in their most recent game against Peterson was having been too aggressive in their pursuit.

“Sometimes you have to be patient and hold your leverage on the backside,” Capers said. “You have to be able to whip blocks and tackle the ball.”

If the Packers win this game, they’ll advance to the divisional round of the playoffs and a game in San Francisco a week from this Saturday. If the Vikings score the upset win at Lambeau Field this Saturday night, the Packers will be one-and-done for the second consecutive season.

The drama couldn’t be greater. They are two neighboring, division rivals, each trying to end the other’s season. They are two star players, Peterson and the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, performing under the bright lights of the playoffs.

“If you’re playing in the playoffs, everybody is a good team and you have to make plays when you have the opportunities,” Capers said.

The Packers had opportunities to make plays in Minnesota, but failures in long-yardage situations, such as Peterson’s 28-yard run on second-and-27, dominate the Packers’ memory of that loss.

“It starts with No. 28. You have to slow him down. I don’t know that you can stop him,” Capers said.

The Packers will try again.

It was the performance of Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, however, that meant as much to the Vikings’ win as Peterson’s 199 yards rushing did. Ponder threw three touchdown passes and no interceptions.

“He’s grown in terms of his decision-making. He’s not taking as many chances. When he’s outside the pocket, if it’s not clear for him, he’s going to tuck the ball and run with it,” Capers said.

“Your goal is to get them in predictable situations and then disrupt the quarterback.”

Predictable situations would depend first on stopping Peterson, whose success against the Packers has become all too predictable.

Additional coverage - Jan. 3

 
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