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  • 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/

     
  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00PM - 10:00PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM CDT Packers at St. Louis Rams Packers at St. Louis Rams

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We wait for Rodgers injury diagnosis; whole league waiting

Posted Nov 4, 2013

How long? The answer will set the course for the Packers


GREEN BAY—This was big news. It’s news that’ll change perspective for nearly every team in the NFC, and ESPN didn’t waste any time putting its spin on what the impact of Aaron Rodgers’ shoulder injury will be to the 2013 NFL season.

“This was a team on the verge of dominating the league,” Steve Young said.

Ouch! The truth can be so hurtful.

Eddie Lacy was mauling the Bears. James Starks blew through a huge hole untouched to a 32-yard touchdown run. James Jones was back from injury, Randall Cobb was another week closer to returning from injury, and the Packers offense was becoming scary. Then, the unthinkable, the one thing that absolutely must not happen, happened.

How long? They are the two words on every Packers fan’s lips as they tucked themselves into bed for a bad night of sleep on Monday. A 27-20 loss to the Bears wasn’t the problem; Aaron Rodgers’ left shoulder is.

“Aaron is a huge part of our offense. This is something that was built over time. Aaron is the centerpiece,” McCarthy said.

A team built around the quarterback and passing attack, might need to reinvent itself. How long? Oh, those two words. They are so haunting.

Matt Flynn, a reporter asked? The former Packers quarterback, who happens to share the team record for passing yards in a game with Rodgers, was cut by the Bills on Monday. He’s available.

“I’m focused on Seneca Wallace right now,” McCarthy said.

Answers are going to come quickly this week. Tuesday is roster-moves and game-plan day, and preparation for the next opponent begins on Wednesday. In this case, the next opponent is a strange offensive animal that attempts to exhaust its opponent with play count and pace. The Eagles did just that when Nick Foles threw seven touchdown passes on Sunday.

That’s not a pleasant thought, especially when you’re waiting on a diagnosis of your quarterback’s left shoulder. How long? Always, how long?

However long it is, if Rodgers is to miss time at all, the Packers will have to change. They’ll have to lean harder on their running game, which was a thing of beauty in pounding out 199 yards against the Bears. The Packers will need a much better performance from their defense, which was disappointing at crunch time against the Bears.

Special teams? Can you count on blocking a punt and recovering an onside kick, again?

The percentages say teams that block a punt and recover an onside kick will win the game almost every time. What does it say about Rodgers’ importance to this team that on a night when Eddie Lacy ran for 150 yards and the Packers made two huge special teams plays, they lost the game?

“I was trying to steal a series. I thought the timing was right. I felt the football team needed it,” McCarthy said of his decision to attempt an onside kick following a game-tying touchdown run by Lacy.

They absolutely needed it. Even more, they need their quarterback back.

It’s all about how long. It’s all about that exact diagnosis.

Try to get some sleep.

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