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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/

     

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Vic Ketchman

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

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Loss gives Packers singleness of purpose

Posted Dec 18, 2011

KANSAS CITY—Mike McCarthy regretted the lost opportunity to clinch home-field advantage. Aaron Rodgers was more concerned about how the Packers played in losing their first game in nearly a year. Veteran Donald Driver wanted the perfect season.

“It hurts because that’s something special,” Driver said following the Packers’ 19-14 loss to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. “The perfect season is over now. We know we have five games left to win the whole thing.”

If there’s a positive in the Packers’ loss to the Chiefs, it’s that the goal is now clearly defined. It is singular. It’s not win the Super Bowl and go undefeated. It’s just: Win the Super Bowl.

When McCarthy addresses the media on Monday, he won’t be confronted by questions of whether or not he’ll rest his starters in the final two games. Had the Packers won in Kansas City, those questions would’ve not only been inevitable, they would’ve been epidemic.

That won’t happen on Monday. The loss to the Chiefs cancelled that drama, which was rapidly becoming an irritation. McCarthy need only speak of gifting the Packers fan base with a win over the Bears on Christmas night, which would clinch home-field throughout the playoffs – the Steelers could do that for the Packers by beating the 49ers on Monday night – and addressing the obvious and less-irritating question of whether or not he will rest his starters in the regular-season finale against the Lions.

All of that is not nearly as dramatic, or as annoying, as it would’ve been had the Packers been 14-0 on Monday. It’s almost refreshing that they’re not.

Will the loss help re-focus the team? Driver said it will.

“You lose a game you know you’re supposed to win. Get ready for the next games left and get ready for the playoffs after that. It’s been a year since we lost and that’s something special. We have something better to look forward to and that’s Super Bowl XLVI,” Driver said.

As it pertains to that pursuit, the Packers will have to look long and analytically at what the Chiefs did to win. The Chiefs married an aggressive, press pass-coverage scheme with an in-your-face pass-rush that forced Packers receivers to cut their routes short, and that disrupted the timing of the Packers’ precision passing attack.

“They challenged us. That’s the way you stop a team that can throw the football. They pressed us from the time we got off the bus,” McCarthy said.

Driver offered a slightly different slant.

“Their press coverage didn’t do anything. They pressured our quarterback. You could tell the receivers had to cut their routes down. We knew they were going to play aggressive,” Driver said.

“We have to make plays down the middle of the field when they have their safeties so wide,” Rodgers said.

The Bears, Lions and every team the Packers will face in the postseason are going to spend a lot of time with the tape of Sunday’s game. They’re going to see the press coverage and the pass-rush and they’re going to decide that’s the way to beat the Packers, and the Packers know they’re going to see the Chiefs’ game plan again, hopefully three more times in the postseason.

That’s the way it is in the copycat NFL.

It was, yet, another cathartic result of the loss to the Chiefs. You might say the Chiefs did the Packers a favor: They made what remains of the season crystal clear, in terms of what the Packers have to do and how they have to do it.

“The Super Bowl is the goal; 16-0 is just three games away from the ultimate goal,” Rodgers said. “It’s nice to go a calendar year without feeling like this. Hopefully, we’ll play the way we want to play.”

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