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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/



Vic Ketchman

Vic Ketchman is a veteran of 40 NFL seasons and has covered the Steelers and Jaguars prior to coming to Green Bay.


Chiefs playing for coach's future

Posted Dec 14, 2011

The possibility exists that Kansas City Chiefs players will decide who their next head coach will be.

Romeo Crennel, the team’s defensive coordinator, will coach the Chiefs through the remaining three games of the season. Given Crennel’s relationship with General Manager Scott Pioli, which dates back to a lot of winning seasons in New England, and given Crennel’s experience as a head coach, a strong performance by the Chiefs in the final three games could land Crennel the full-time job.

“I really can’t look beyond these three games,” Crennel said when questioned by Packers media about Crennel’s desire to become the Chiefs’ full-time head coach. “I’m going to do the best I can in these three games and then the guys that make decisions will make whatever decisions they’re going to make. I do believe that how we play in these next three games will impact what they decide.”

Crennel replaces Todd Haley, who was fired on Monday following a 37-10 loss to the Jets. Haley was in his third season as head coach.

Issue No. 1 confronting Crennel is to name a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He’s already decided Tyler Palko will not remain the Chiefs’ starter.

“When there’s change, there’s uncertainty and guys are wondering about their lots in life and their positions and everything, so I tried to assure them as much as I could that wholesale change is not part of the equation. The biggest change I talked to them about is I’m changing the quarterback. I wanted to get that out in front of them so they could focus on football and what they have to do, and not worry about the questions about the quarterback,” Crennel said.

The candidates to replace Palko are veteran Kyle Orton, who the Chiefs claimed off waivers a month ago, and rookie Ricky Stanzi. Orton has already played against the Packers once this season, as a member of the Broncos.

“Kyle is a candidate, even though he’s recovering from a finger (injury). It helps that he’s an experienced quarterback. He’s seen a lot of things. If Kyle can go, we’ll go with Kyle,” Crennel said.

Scoring points, especially since starting quarterback Matt Cassel was lost for the season to injury, has been excruciatingly difficult for the Chiefs. They’ve scored only 45 points in the last six games and never more than 10 in a game.

Defensively, the Chiefs are middle of the road, but defensive end Tamba Hali is one of the game’s top pass-rushers with nine sacks, and the Chiefs’ secondary is 10th in the league against the pass.

“Tamba Hali is a tremendous pass-rusher. He works very hard at his job and his craft. People are trying to give more protection to where he is, but he fights through it and is still able to make plays. Some of our young players are starting to get some pass-rush; Justin Houston, for instance. That’ll help Tamba. That’ll help this defense overall,” Crennel said.

Crennel had quarterback problems during his head-coaching stint in Cleveland. He knows the impact the position has on a team’s fate.

“In this business, they ask you did you win or did you lose? The fact you don’t have your quarterback makes no difference. When I was in Cleveland, I had my fourth QB playing in the game and we lost and they didn’t care that it was the fourth quarterback and the fourth tight end. They asked why didn’t you win? That’s the nature of the beast,” Crennel said.

The 13-0 Packers clearly present a daunting challenge to the injury-depleted Chiefs, but a strong performance against the Packers could give Crennel the inside track to the full-time job. Crennel is considered to be a player’s coach and that makes it likely the Chiefs will play hard for Crennel.

“I think sometimes teams rally around change. We’re not bad. We still have good players and can make plays,” Crennel said. “I think we have a good nucleus here. If we get those guys back, then I think we’re going to be very competitive and we’ll be in the hunt.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 14

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