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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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So what happened?

Posted Jan 15, 2012

They were ready to play. They were so ready to play that Mike McCarthy had difficulty concealing his delight as last week’s practices progressed. The coach even took delight in having set a record for lowering the temperature in the Hutson Center, and spoke openly of the difficulty of deciding what players should be inactive, a task made difficult by the fact the Packers were in full health.

Make no mistake about it, the coach had his team ready to play. The Packers were healthy, rested and ready. So what happened?

That’s the question Packers fans across Wisconsin and around the world will be asking for the next several days, maybe even the next several months. It’s a question, McCarthy said, that might be best answered over the offseason.

Yeah, this isn’t one of those Monday-review, fix-it-and-move-on jobs. This is a game that’ll be used as a template for achieving lasting improvement. When McCarthy and General Manager Ted Thompson turn to the task of fixing what’s wrong, and there’s not much wrong with these Green Bay Packers, this will be the game they’ll most closely examine.

The Packers’ 37-20 loss to the Giants on Sunday night exposed problems that, frankly, we already knew existed. The Giants finished with 420 total net yards; they had 311 yards at halftime. That’s a problem.

That’s also been a problem the Packers have spent a season overcoming. They won 15 games with a defense that finished the season No. 32 in the league in yards allowed.

What we found out in this game is what happens when the offense doesn’t play at peak performance, which it almost always had. It spoiled us. We came to expect it. But even Aaron Rodgers and the game’s best cast of receivers have off days.

“We just turned the ball over too many times to win. That’s why our season is over,” Rodgers said.

Bingo!

In 2011, and especially in this one-game postseason, winning required that the Packers offense achieve near perfection. It did not achieve near perfection against the Giants.

“You’re on top of the mountain and you forget how bad the feeling is. We had a championship-caliber regular season and didn’t play well today,” Rodgers said. “It’s real. We got beat by a team that played better tonight.”

If you’re looking for something to ease the sting of this defeat, look to the Packers’ reaction to it. They made no excuses. They pointed no fingers. They stood tall, led by their quarterback, of course, and answered questions in an honest and forthright manner.

“It’s tough. I didn’t think it was going to end tonight,” Rodgers said.

This was tough on so many fronts, for last week was anything but a normal week for the Packers. It began with tragedy and ended in defeat. The day before the game involved a decision by Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin; it’s the kind of decision that is unthinkable.

“Joe called me (Saturday) morning. His family wanted him to be part of the game. He was here all day yesterday to make sure he was ready to go,” McCarthy said of Philbin, who lost his son, Michael, when the week began.

“Tough for him and his family and tough for the guys, too. We wanted to get this one for him and give him some happiness. It didn’t happen,” Rodgers said.

It’s not because they weren’t ready. It happened for other reasons. They are reasons that will be discovered during the offseason. There’s no reason to rush to judgment now.

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