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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.


Rodgers goes to Nelson at crunch time

Posted Nov 20, 2011

They’re the hot, new pass-catch combination in the league, but it wasn’t a good day to make the point to either Aaron Rodgers or Jordy Nelson.

“I’m not worried about that. I’m just here to do my job,” Nelson said following a day that saw him catch six passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns, the second of which was a 40-yarder that clinched a 35-26 win that kept the Packers undefeated at 10-0.

Among a receiving corps that includes Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley, Nelson has in recent weeks become Rodgers’ go-to guy, having caught five touchdown passes in the last three games. On a day when both Jennings and Finley sustained slight dings late in the first half, Nelson rose to the occasion, and Head Coach Mike McCarthy heaped praise on Nelson.

“He wins his one-on-ones. He is so consistent. He’s the same guy every day. Jordy had a nice day today,” McCarthy said.

That’s not how Rodgers described his performance.

“I’m pretty upset about that throw,” Rodgers said of a first-down pass with 5:55 left in the game and the Packers attempting to protect a 28-19 lead. Rodgers’ throw was intercepted and led to a quick touchdown by the Bucs that left the Packers clinging to a 28-26 lead.

“I didn’t throw the ball very well. It wasn’t coming off the way it should’ve been. I missed Greg … I missed Jordy. It’s nice we came up with a big drive in the end and won the game,” Rodgers added.

It is that “big drive in the end” that saved a day that otherwise left a sour taste in Rodgers’ mouth. The NFL’s top-rated quarterback, the reigning Super Bowl MVP and the leading candidate to win MVP honors for this season, stood stone-faced in front of the media following this win.

“Personally, I didn’t play a good game. We got a little stagnant in the third quarter. Practice was fine. I just didn’t throw the ball very well,” Rodgers said.

He did, however, throw the ball well at crunch time, which is the point in any game or in any season that separates the good quarterbacks from the stat boys. Rodgers is both.

On his worst day of the year, he threw for 299 yards, three more touchdowns and a 112.3 passer rating. Those numbers would be reason to celebrate for nearly every other quarterback in the game, but Rodgers refused to lean on those numbers when they were recited to him by an eager media.

What he leaned on was that crunch-time touchdown. Clearly, it had meaning to him. Clearly, he had challenged himself to clinch victory in a game for which he was feeling a large dose of guilt.

“Knowing a touchdown could put them away. It was nice to get that touchdown. Gotta go to him at crunch time, especially with Greg off the field,” Rodgers said, referring to Nelson.

So, as the Packers head into a short week of work for a game in Detroit on Thursday that will define their season, at least to this point in the season, all would seem to be in order. Rodgers rebounded at crunch time to get it done, and McCarthy is armed with plenty of ammunition to challenge his team to play better in Detroit than it did in Green Bay on Sunday.

“We’ve been tested in different ways. It’s something different every week. We’re still getting W’s,” Nelson said.

The tests are expected to increase in degree of difficulty now.

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