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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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.

     

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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.

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McCarthy says Bulaga will play

Posted Oct 14, 2011

The wait is over for Bryan Bulaga.

Itching to play for the past two games but held out by the medical staff due to his knee injury, Bulaga practiced all week and is listed as “probable” on the injury report for Sunday’s home game against St. Louis.

“Bryan Bulaga is ready to go and he’ll play in this game,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday.

The lingering question seems to be how much he’ll play. McCarthy said the goal this week was to get all three offensive tackles – Bulaga, Marshall Newhouse and Derek Sherrod – prepared to play and then decide how to line up. McCarthy hinted that one option, presumably if Bulaga’s knee isn’t up to handling four full quarters, would be for all three tackles to play in some sort of snap-sharing arrangement.

“How we sort that out, we’ll talk about … if we do it by reps or go with just two of the three,” McCarthy said. “I really want to see how Bryan feels after the work today, especially after being inside two days on the FieldTurf (inside the Don Hutson Center).”

After practice on Friday, Bulaga said he felt fine. He’s getting accustomed to a brace he’s wearing on his knee, but he says it’s more comfortable than the pair of braces he wore as a standard measure in college at Iowa.

“I’ll be wearing it for a little bit here, until the doctor is OK with me taking it off and running around and doing stuff without it on the practice field,” Bulaga said. “But it doesn’t really hinder my movement of quickness or anything. I don’t really feel it at all. It’s just a brace.”

If it were up to him, Bulaga would like to play the whole game on Sunday. Then, again, he wanted to play the following week after injuring his knee in Chicago on Sept. 25, but he wasn’t allowed back onto the practice field until this past Wednesday, two and a half weeks after sustaining the injury.

“I don’t know what the coaches have planned,” he said. “If I do happen to start the game, I’d like to ride it out and finish it. It will be a good test to see how it goes, going a full 60 minutes on it against live competition.”

Last week with Bulaga still out and left tackle Chad Clifton going down with a hamstring injury during the Atlanta game, Newhouse moved from Bulaga’s spot on the right side into Clifton’s place, and Sherrod came in at right tackle.

All things considered – that Newhouse was taking his first game snaps at left tackle and Sherrod was essentially making his NFL debut – the offensive line held up well. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked four times, though, the first time during the Packers’ current 11-game winning streak dating back to last December that Rodgers went down four times in one game.

Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin said before the season started that he wanted to see last year’s sack total of 38 (46 including postseason games) cut roughly in half. Last week’s four sacks put the season total at 11, meaning Philbin’s goal is almost already out of reach.

From the coaching staff’s point of view, the standards are high and no matter who’s in there, they’re expected to protect the quarterback.

“I think we’ve had fewer hits on the quarterback, but sacks aren’t where we want them to be,” Philbin said. “I don’t think our quarterback has taken a lot of unnecessary hits, but our sacks are still too high.”

With Clifton out for at least several weeks, and possibly longer, a key figure in the pass-protection going forward will likely be Newhouse, should he stay at left tackle. He guarded the quarterback’s blind side in college at TCU and has been praised since the day he arrived as a fifth-round draft pick that has the quick, nimble feet to play the position.

The best attribute Newhouse has shown so far is steadiness in trying circumstances, having been thrown into the middle of the Chicago game when Bulaga went down and then flipping sides last week when Clifton got hurt.

Now, it appears he’ll get the chance to settle in.

“My coaches trust me and I trust my abilities,” Newhouse said. “They put me in situations some people might crumble under. I feel like I’ve succeeded, but there’s always room to improve and I’m just looking to get better each week.”

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