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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/



Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a packers.com staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


Best by numbers: All results are in

Posted Jul 1, 2011

The votes are in.

Over the past month, packers.com asked you, the fans, to cast your votes in our “Best by Numbers” series, selecting which players in team history were the best to have worn specific uniform numbers.

We picked eight numbers for you to debate. Here’s what you decided.

Closest votes: The first six numbers were pretty much landslides, but with the last two, no candidate topped 50 percent.

At No. 88, Ron Kramer won amongst a quartet of tight ends with 38 percent of the vote, followed closely by Jermichael Finley at 28 percent and Bubba Franks at 23 percent. Keith Jackson came in fourth with a respectable 11 percent, making No. 88 the only number to have all candidates earn a double-digit percentage.

No. 90 was similarly close, as B.J. Raji took 47 percent in a vote of four defensive linemen, edging Ezra Johnson at 35 percent. Vonnie Holliday (13 percent) and Tony Bennett (6 percent) followed.

Biggest injustices: Two Pro Football Hall of Famers didn’t even come close against fringe Hall of Fame candidates.

At No. 30, Clarke Hinkle got only 9 percent of the vote to Ahman Green’s 87 percent, while at No. 36, Mike Michalske also garnered just 9 percent to LeRoy Butler’s 69 percent.

It must have been that same 9 percent of folks with reverence for a pair of all-time greats who played the bulk of their careers in the 1930s.

Lombardi’s boys get their due: In addition to Kramer winning at No. 88, two other players from the Vince Lombardi era won their respective numbers.

At No. 31, Jim Taylor easily beat Al Harris, 74 percent to 25 percent, while at No. 63, Fuzzy Thurston won the battle of offensive linemen with 72 percent over Scott Wells (16 percent) and Adam Timmerman (9 percent).

No doubt: Even with five candidates to choose from, the most of any number, No. 84 was no contest. Sterling Sharpe grabbed 80 percent of the vote, followed by Carroll Dale at 13 percent. None of the other three receivers on the ballot captured more than 3 percent.

Fan favorite: The vote at No. 80 probably should have been closer based on statistics and overall ability, but a tally of 77 percent for Donald Driver to only 22 percent for James Lofton speaks to just how popular and well-loved Driver is amongst Packers fans.

On the cutting room floor: In the interest of keeping “Best by Numbers” to eight installments, some potentially good debates were never realized. Dorsey Levens or Ryan Grant at No. 25? Henry Jordan or Aaron Kampman at No. 74? Boyd Dowler or Antonio Freeman at No. 86?

Any thoughts, here’s your last chance to chime in.

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