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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.


Newhouse ready for round two against Allen

Posted Nov 10, 2011

For Marshall Newhouse, this time the opponent is just Jared Allen.

Three weeks ago, Newhouse also had to deal with the ear-splitting noise of an indoor crowd and the fast track of the Metrodome’s artificial surface, as he was assigned to block the NFL’s premier pass-rusher.

Allen got two sacks in that game and was in the backfield disrupting plays on other occasions, as well. In the rematch on Monday night, Newhouse will be within the friendly confines of Lambeau Field, though he’s not counting on that making Allen any less of a force to deal with.

“Being home there’s always a little comfort, but as soon as you let that dictate how you prepare and how you approach the game, you’re probably behind already,” Newhouse said. “Even though we’re at home, he’s going to bring it, and I’ve got to bring mine.”

Newhouse was making just his second start at left tackle and his fourth start as a pro back on Oct. 23 in Minneapolis. That’s worth noting, within the context of Allen’s history against the Packers.

Since coming from Kansas City to Minnesota in 2008, Allen has 11½ sacks in seven games against Green Bay, but 9½ of those have come against left tackles seeing him for the first time. Daryn Colledge and T.J. Lang filled in for injured veteran Chad Clifton in the two games in 2009, and Newhouse did so this year. In the other four games, Allen faced Clifton – the two having previously gone head-to-head in 2007 when the Packers played the Chiefs – and posted just two sacks, getting shut out twice.

Newhouse isn’t about to morph into Clifton overnight just because he got to battle Allen once, but having some experience against him can only help.

“There’s always a difference between watching film and the real thing on the field, and getting the speed for it,” Newhouse said. “It will definitely help having played him once, but you can’t hang your hat on that alone. You have to bring it all. The run game, pass game, the mental part, it’s all got to come.”

Allen has been as tough to handle as any pass-rusher in the league this season. His 12½ sacks through eight games lead the NFL, and he has not been held sackless in any game this season. He had one-half sack in Minnesota’s opener in San Diego, and he has posted at least one full sack in every game since, with four multi-sack games.

He has reached double digits in sacks each of his four seasons in Minnesota and, with 12½ this year, he’s only two short of his Vikings high and three shy of his career high, set in 2007.

“I think Jared Allen is clearly playing his best football, and he’s had some big-time years over there,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said. “This stretch that he’s on in these first eight games is very impressive. He’s very technical in everything he does. He has a great motor.”

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Allen is playing as well as any defensive end out there, and he hinted the offensive scheme won’t be leaving Newhouse alone on an island with Allen more than it has to.

“He’s not going to be alone,” Rodgers said. “We’re going to make sure we get a presence over there and make sure we find ways to slow him down a little bit, change the rush angles on him. He’s a great player and he’s going to be coming all game.”

Allen’s impact plays clearly fuel Minnesota’s defense. Three weeks ago, in addition to the two sacks, he was involved three times in stopping a running play at or behind the line of scrimmage, and whenever he made an impact play, that series ended for Green Bay’s offense, either via punt or field-goal attempt.

“He gives great effort, has a very high motor, and you can’t relax for one second,” Newhouse said. “He takes advantage of guys who do.”

Just one of many lessons Newhouse can apply in round two.

“He has a game under his belt on their turf,” McCarthy said. “That’s a challenge and that’s experience he can draw from. We look for Marshall to perform well Monday night.”

Injury update: Defensive end Mike Neal returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since injuring his knee back in training camp. Neal was a limited participant in the workout, doing mostly individual drills, and McCarthy did not give any indication of a timetable for a possible return to game action.

“The report from (head trainer) Pepper Burruss is everything went fine today,” McCarthy said. “He’s off to a good start.”

Outside linebacker Clay Matthews missed practice and is now listed on the injury report with a knee injury, but McCarthy said he expects him back on the practice field on Friday, either as a limited or full participant.

Matthews told reporters he feels fine and would play on Monday.

Additional coverage - Nov. 10

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