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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.


'New' Lions focused on win, fifth seed

Posted Dec 28, 2011

The Lions will be playing a game at Lambeau Field this Sunday that will have importance, but they could find themselves back at Lambeau Field two weeks later for a game that might define their season.

Only three years removed from a winless season, the 10-5 Lions have clinched a place in the playoffs and will clinch the fifth seed in the NFC with a win over the Packers this Sunday. With a loss, the Lions would likely fall to No. 6. Either way, a win in the first round of the playoffs could send the Lions back to Green Bay for a divisional round game.

“We’re certainly not thinking about anything but winning the game. Five is better than six and the No. 1 reason is there’s a possibility we could host an NFC title game. It’s unlikely but you want to give yourself that possibility,” Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz told Packers media on Wednesday.

Schwartz is making sure his team’s focus doesn’t stray from this Sunday’s game, but who in Detroit hasn’t already flashed forward to the postseason? After all, the Lions haven’t been in the playoffs since 1999, when the team was still playing its games in the Silverdome.

Focus has been the buzz word for the Lions since Thanksgiving when, in a loss to the Packers, a stomping incident by defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh brought national attention to the Lions, caused Suh to be suspended for two games and threatened to ruin the Lions’ season. Impressively, Schwartz rallied his team to three wins in four games, and the Lions will come to Green Bay this week off a 38-10 scorching of what was a red-hot Chargers team.

This, we are to believe, is a different Lions team from the one the Packers dismantled on Thanksgiving. Since then, the Lions have found discipline.

“We understood what it was doing to our team. We can’t win when we do that and we’re all here to win. We’ve done a great job of limiting those the last couple of weeks,” quarterback Matt Stafford said of post-play penalties, such as Suh’s famous stomp of Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith.

“You can’t lose your composure. We had a couple of situations at the end of the San Diego game that we were very comfortably in the lead and we were going to win the game, and there were situations that arose on the field and our players did a good job of walking away from those,” Schwartz said.

Be that as it may: “This is football. We’re not playing chess. This is not social club. We’re trying our best to physically beat the person in front of us,” Schwartz added.

Schwartz and Stafford talked as though the plan on Sunday does not include resting players.

“It would give us the fifth seed in the playoffs. That alone would be big for us. We’d finish the regular season with 11 wins instead of 10,” Schwartz said.

The Packers?

“Whether they rest guys, it doesn’t really matter to us,” Stafford said.

The Lions opened their season in the heat of Tampa and will finish the regular season in icy conditions in Green Bay. A dome team, the Lions haven’t played a game this season in conditions similar to what they’ll face on Sunday, but Schwartz expressed no concern.

“You win with good players that are well-coached and not because you’re used to hot or cold. I’m sure weather will be an issue, but it won’t change our preparation,” he said.

It’s a game, however, that will prepare them to play outdoors in the postseason, especially if they are to return to Lambeau two weeks later.

Additional coverage - Dec. 28

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