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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.


Homefield next, then comes the big one

Posted Dec 11, 2011

The Packers are a win away from a clean sweep of their goals, except for the one big bonus goal to which the nation’s attention will turn over the next three weeks: Will the Packers become the next team to challenge an undefeated season?

At 13-0 following a 46-16 beat-down of the Oakland Raiders, the Packers will clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with one more win; it can happen as soon as next Sunday in Kansas City. An undefeated season, of course, goes beyond preseason goals; it’s something no team has achieved in the 19-0 era.

“It’s all about Kansas City. This is the target. This is the next mile marker. That’s where my mind is. It’s about the Chiefs,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following the win over the Raiders, a victory so lopsided that the second half was little more than an exercise in clock expiration.

The Packers enjoy a three-game lead with three games to play in the NFC homefield race. No one thinks the Packers will collapse in what’s left of the season; the pursuit of an undefeated season would seem to be the realistic challenge and, even at that, the final two games of the regular season will be played at Lambeau Field.

“We were in control of the game the whole second half. We’re happy with the victory,” McCarthy said of a win that included five takeaways and a fumble return for a touchdown by the Packers defense. “You want to get the heck out of there; play smart, be smart with the clock, keep your players in clean plays.

“I thought they were flying around,” McCarthy said of his defense, which played without linebackers A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop for a second consecutive week. Hawk was available to play but McCarthy decided to give him another full week of rest when the game got out of hand.

“The final score represents my assessment. Very impressed with all three phases in the first half,” McCarthy said.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 281 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a 96.7 passer rating that is his lowest of the season. He was also sacked three times.

If those numbers paint a picture of something less than a dominant performance by Rodgers, then they aren’t telling the whole truth. Rodgers buried the Raiders under an avalanche of early-game completions and his lone interception was the result of a pass in the end zone that bounced off tight end Jermichael Finley’s chest and could just as easily have been Rodgers’ 40th touchdown pass of the season. Rodgers needs 11 touchdown passes in the final three regular-season games to tie Tom Brady for the most touchdown passes in a season, 50.

Rodgers led an offense that used the no-huddle exclusively in the first half, as the Packers continued to increase the pace of their offensive attack.

“Our quarterback is outstanding at handling the no-huddle. He has the best seat in the house. We’re playing at home. We knew our defense would have a chance to go out and jump on these people,” McCarthy explained.

The Packers’ main concern following the game was for the severity of a knee injury wide receiver Greg Jennings sustained in the second half. Jennings gave fans a thumb-up signal as he left the field on a cart.

“I do not have a feel for the severity of his injury,” McCarthy told reporters. He classified it as a “knee sprain.”

“It didn’t look very good but we’ll see what the MRI says tomorrow, but we have a first-round bye wrapped up so he has five weeks,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers added another receiver to his list of pass-catchers this season, as rookie tight end Ryan Taylor caught a four-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. It is Taylor’s first reception as a pro.

“My style has always been to go for the open guy. It’s fun to see that many guys get into the end zone,” Rodgers said of having thrown touchdown passes to nine players this season.

Jordy Nelson caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. It gives Nelson the team lead with 10 touchdown receptions.

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