On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior 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:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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.

     

News

Print
RSS

Tuesdays with McCarthy

Posted Dec 31, 2012


In this week's edition, the head coach discusses his coaching style, dealing with tough times, and the keys to Saturday night's playoff game, among other topics.

The Festival Foods Facebook question of the week is from Mike from Greenville, WI: How would you describe your coaching style?

I think I’m a very direct and consistent coach. It’s important to keep the personal and professional responsibilities of the job in order. The team consists of the players, coaches and support staff. I interact with each group on a daily basis because it’s important to have the pulse of the team. I love coaching. However, the personal part of the profession can be a challenge because I can’t get as close to the players as I’d like. There has to be some separation. I hope they understand that I care about them as people, but there is also a job to do.

Edwin from Dallas, TX
What are the pros and cons of facing the same opponent in back-to-back games, especially in such an important game like a playoff game?

We’re not going to ride the wave of emotion. The Vikings will be confident because they won the last game, but we have to keep the focus on doing what we need to do to win on Saturday night at Lambeau Field. The Vikings know us, and we know them. Each team will do some things differently this week, but this game will come down to the fundamentals. It always does.

Callie from Neenah, WI
What was your hardest decision during this season?

I wouldn’t classify it as a hard decision, but the most difficult time for our team was immediately following the Seattle game. Taking the high road was the right decision and the best decision for our football team. We did what was best for our team to move on and get ready for the Saints. The hardest decision on a weekly basis is declaring players inactive for the game. It’s especially difficult when you have to make healthy and talented players inactive.

Q. What makes Adrian Peterson so difficult to tackle?

He’s very physically gifted. He’s a powerful man, and he’s relentless. It’s very difficult to tackle him on initial contact. He forces you to pursue and finish, and that’s what makes him difficult to bring down. It’s imperative to have more than one hat on the ball, while being sound in our gaps. His vertical momentum has to be stopped, but he also has the ability to get to the edge with speed. We need to pursue and win the second and third reactions.

Q. Do you believe cold weather favors your team?

Yes, because we live and practice in it. We have more experience dealing with the weather than our opponents. However, everyone in this league is a professional and they’ll do what they need to do to get ready for the elements. We were critical of ourselves at the end of last season with how we handled the ball in the Giants playoff game. As a result, we’ve made a conscious effort to practice outside as much as possible this season. We’ve been outside this year more than we ever have. There’s a lot to be said about practicing outside in pads and handling the ball in cold weather.

Q. Does the home team get a lift from the crowd?

 

Home field advantage is important because players get adrenaline from the fans' support

Absolutely. Home field advantage is important because players get adrenaline from the fans’ support. It will be a big game Saturday night and we’re looking for our fans to come out strong. There are always difficult moments in playoff football. We look forward to our fans rising up during those times, just like the team will.

Q. When you practice in the Hutson Center this week, will you open the doors and let the cold in?

Yes. We routinely do that when we run our individual drills inside and we’ll also practice outside during our team periods.

Q. What was the mood in the locker room after the game on Sunday?

Everybody was very disappointed. We’re used to winning, and we’d been playing very well. We knew what we needed to do to beat the Vikings, and we didn’t get it done. However, as soon as the game was over, the playoffs had started. We immediately had to make that transition, and that’s what I spoke to the team about after the game. However, we’re not going to sweep the loss under the rug. We’ll evaluate the game and use it in our preparation, but most importantly, we had to move on. We’re one of six teams in the tournament with an opportunity to go to New Orleans. That’s where we’re at, and Minnesota is our opponent.

To see previous editions of "Tuesdays with McCarthy," click here.

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest News

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos