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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.


Game notes: Crosby kicks franchise-record FG

Posted Oct 23, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS – Mike McCarthy didn’t appear to think twice, and Mason Crosby likes it that way.

After Aaron Rodgers was sacked late in the third quarter on Sunday, the Packers were back at the Minnesota 40-yard line, seemingly out of field-goal range, but McCarthy trusted his fourth-year kicker and immediately sent him out to try a franchise-record 58-yard field goal.

Crosby nailed it with plenty to spare.

“I like when it’s a long field goal and we don’t hesitate and we just call it up and I’m able to go out and go through my normal process,” said Crosby, whose long boot put the Packers ahead 33-17 heading into the fourth quarter of their eventual 33-27 win over the Vikings.

“We went out, got set, and I drilled it home. It was fun.”

As was the case earlier this season in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, the 40-yard line was the make-or-break scrimmage mark on Sunday in the Metrodome for a long Crosby try. Crosby said he made one from 63 yards in pregame, so if it had been at the end of a half or end of the game where the ensuing field position surrendered on a miss is not an issue, he might have been able to try one even longer.

He’ll take a franchise record any day, though. He broke his own mark of 56 yards, originally set in Week 1 last season in Philadelphia, and then tied in Atlanta this year.

“How the operation is, it’s just so awesome right now,” Crosby said of the chemistry with long-snapper Brett Goode, holder Tim Masthay and the protection unit. “I just do my thing, take my steps, line it up and hit it and just trust it. It’s nice to be able to celebrate a 58-yarder as soon as it comes off my foot.”

Staying optimistic: Like last week, injured safety Nick Collins was on the sidelines with his teammates on Sunday, watching the game and coaching up his fellow defensive backs at times.

Collins recently had neck fusion surgery after injuring his neck in Week 2 at Carolina, and it could be several months before doctors know whether he’ll be able to resume his football career. For now he’s remaining optimistic, but he admits it’s difficult to simply wait.

“Hopefully, things work out and I’ll be back ready for next season,” said Collins in the locker room following the game. “At the same time, if the doctors tell me I can’t play, that’s what it is. Right now we’re very upbeat and we feel like we’ve got a great chance of coming back.

“It’s hard but, at the same time, I’m enjoying every moment I have with my teammates. Once I’m finished, I want to become a coach, so I’m starting in the right direction helping these guys get ready for games.”

Making amends: Rookie Randall Cobb had a rough first half, muffing a punt at midfield and then dropping a third-down pass in the red zone on a crossing route that forced the Packers to settle for a field goal.

Cobb did his best to make up for it, though, taking Minnesota’s first punt of the second half around the left side and up the sideline for 42 yards, putting the Packers in Vikings territory and in great position to extend their 20-17 lead.

It was a career-long punt-return for Cobb, who already has a kickoff return for a score in his rookie season.

“When the opportunity presents itself, you want to make the most of it, but you want to be smart about it, too,” Cobb said of trying to atone for his errors. “It was tough on me, because I hold myself to a high standard. Whenever I make mistakes, I don’t get down, I get mad. I get fired up, and I think that fuels me to make something happen the next time I’m on the field.”

Hit where it hurts: Guard T.J. Lang was blatantly kicked in the groin by Minnesota defensive lineman Brian Robison following a second-quarter field goal by Crosby.

Robison was lying on his back after Crosby’s kick and apparently took exception to Lang standing over top of him for a moment.

“That was a pretty cowardly move on his part,” Lang said. “I don’t think I did anything to get that reaction. It was hard for me to keep my cool but I’m glad I didn’t respond with a punch or anything and get thrown out of the game.”

Lang stayed in the game and continued to play. He said his game-day adrenaline held off the pain for about five minutes before it set in, but he said he was OK. Players have been fined for throwing punches in games, and Lang felt this rises to the same level.

“I don’t think there’s any room in the game for that kind of move,” he said. “From what it sounds like, the TV cameras caught it pretty well. It will be interesting to see if he gets disciplined in any way.” Additional coverage - Oct. 23

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