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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.


Miami perfect place for Philbin

Posted Jan 20, 2012

The Mike McCarthy tree has sprouted its first NFL branch. It was only a matter of time. It might’ve been Winston Moss or Tom Clements or Darren Perry, Kevin Greene or several other young, ascending assistant coaches that will one day have their own branch on the McCarthy tree. In this case, it was only fitting, only right that the first branch belong to Joe Philbin.

One week after a week of tragedy for Philbin and his family, he has been named the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, concluding a coaching odyssey that has taken Philbin from Worcester Tech to the ranks of one of the 32 most coveted positions in his profession, with stops along the way at Division III Allegheny College and Harvard.

Congratulations, Joe. May the Miami sunshine warm you and your family and help brighten your days.

This is a proud day for McCarthy. Every coach with a championship ring wants a tree to call his own. All of the coaches McCarthy admires have trees. Philbin, an offensive line coach of such skill and renown that McCarthy retained him from the staff of the Packers head coach McCarthy replaced in 2006, is the perfect first sprout about which McCarthy can brag.

In ’07, McCarthy made Philbin the Packers’ offensive coordinator, a position he held until today. Philbin labored in semi-anonymity. He was the good soldier that did the hard preparation work, then yielded the glitzy play-calling duties on Sunday to his boss.

If he doesn’t call plays, then what does he do, fans asked? Well, it appears he did enough to be noticed by a team that is said to be on the verge of becoming a playoff contender. The Dolphins aren’t in need of rebuilding. All they need is a player here and a player there, and a coach that can lead them. Now they have the coach.

The Dolphins’ arrow must surely be pointing up. We know that because they were smart enough, bold enough to ignore the big-name recycled candidates, and turn their attention to a man of intellect and achievement.

Nothing was ever handed to Philbin. Eight years of his career were spent in succession at Worcester, the Merchant Marine Academy and Allegheny. At Allegheny, he helped Ken O’Keefe win a national championship, and that’s when Philbin got his big break. It led him eventually to Iowa, where O’Keefe is still Kirk Ferentz’ offensive coordinator.

Philbin is living proof that if you chase your dream long enough, hard enough, you’ll one day live it. Just when it appeared he would be stuck forever in the small-college ranks, the sun shined on his career.

Last week was a week for Philbin that is every parent’s nightmare. It was the week that Joe and his wife Diane lost their son, Michael. Nothing can ease the Philbins' pain, but good news never feels better than it does when it immediately follows very bad news.

Miami is a great place to go in January. Good luck, Joe.

(Update: Mike McCarthy spoke with Miami media via conference call. For a transcript of his remarks, click here.)

Additional coverage - Jan. 20
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