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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/

  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00PM - 10:00PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM CDT Packers at St. Louis Rams Packers at St. Louis Rams


Vic Ketchman

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


Packers clinch; McCarthy facing decision

Posted Dec 25, 2011

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy would seem to be facing a decision he’ll have to make for his team’s final game of the regular season: Rest starters for the playoffs, or go for the win?

It was a question McCarthy wasn’t ready to answer following the Packers’ 35-21 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. The win clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and set a franchise record for the most wins in a season. Sunday’s win also made the New Year’s Day game against the visiting Detroit Lions relatively meaningless.

“We’re going to play to win the game next week. I’m not real comfortable with a division opponent coming in here and not thinking we’re going to play to get win No. 15,” McCarthy said, but he then added that the health of his team heading into the postseason is a concern, which suggests McCarthy will rest key players.

One of those key players would seem to be quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who threw five touchdown passes in the win over the Bears. Rodgers has thrown 45 touchdown passes this season and is five touchdown passes shy of Tom Brady’s single-season record, 50.

Asked if he would like to have a chance to pursue Brady’s record, Rodgers said: “That’s probably safe.”

When Rodgers was asked about yielding to backup quarterback Matt Flynn next Sunday, Rodgers said: “I wouldn’t mind seeing him play a bit.

“I think we need to get healthy. That’s the main thing. Now that we have the top seed sewed up, the priorities may shift a bit,” Rodgers added.

It must be remembered that the Packers could find themselves playing against the Lions in consecutive games. Should the Lions win in the wild-card round of the playoffs, the possibility exists they could play in Green Bay in the divisional round of the playoffs on Jan. 14 or 15, which would be the Packers’ first playoff game.

All of this will be carefully considered by McCarthy over the next several days. For the next 24 hours, however, McCarthy and his players wanted to savor the joy of a holidays season that arguably caps the greatest year in Packers history.

In 2011, the Packers won the Super Bowl, more games than in any other year in Packers history, lost only once, scored four wins over their rivals from Chicago and put themselves in prime position to defend their Super Bowl championship.

“Any time I can stand up here and talk about a record that belongs to the great Green Bay Packers, that’s special,” McCarthy said of the 14-win standard. A win over the Lions, of course, would kick that record up a notch, to 15 wins.

Everything about the Packers’ win over the Bears was glorious, except 441 yards allowed by the Packers defense to a Bears offense that came into the game ranked 24th in the league. Especially discouraging was 199 yards rushing by the Bears, which resulted in more than 10 minutes time of possession advantage. That’s not playoff football and McCarthy said it has to be fixed.

“Their ability to get yards on our defense; we need to get that flipped. They did a very good job of running the ball on us,” McCarthy said.

The play of the Packers’ offensive line, however, was definitely reason for Christmas cheer. Rodgers wasn’t sacked and seldom hurried.

“I can’t say enough about our offensive line,” McCarthy said. “We won big. That’s the bottom line.

“We wanted the path (to the Super Bowl) to go through Lambeau. We have a big advantage playing in front of our fans,” McCarthy added.

Only one goal remains to be achieved.

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