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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.


Packers wary of winless Rams

Posted Oct 15, 2011

Mike McCarthy reminded his players of the scenario at the start of this week.

Two seasons ago, the Packers were facing a winless team coming off a bye. With Josh Freeman making his first NFL start at quarterback for Tampa Bay, Green Bay suffered a maddening 38-28 road loss to the 0-7 Buccaneers.

It might have been the worst loss in McCarthy’s six seasons as head coach.

This week, it’s the 0-4 St. Louis Rams coming off a bye and into Lambeau Field. The Rams have their up-and-coming quarterback in Sam Bradford, and a chance for a new start.

“Anybody in this league that has two weeks to prepare for you definitely creates a bigger challenge,” McCarthy said. “That’s the message and that’s the focus.”

The message appears to have gotten through despite the Rams’ woeful rankings of 31st in the league in total offense and 27th in total defense.

“What we’re watching on film, they’ve had a chance to sit back and watch themselves, as well,” receiver Greg Jennings said. “They’ve evaluated themselves and said ‘We have to fix these things.’ They’re going to come out with some fresh, new ideas. We have to be on high alert.”

McCarthy no doubt also reviewed with his club exactly how they lost to a winless team two years ago – via self-inflicted wounds.

  • Tampa Bay returned a blocked punt for a touchdown when a missed assignment allowed a punt-rusher to run free right up the middle.

  • Immediately after the Packers had taken a 28-17 lead early in the fourth quarter, Green Bay allowed an 83-yard kickoff return that jump-started the Bucs’ comeback, which featured 21 straight points to close the contest.

  • Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw three interceptions, one of which was returned to the Green Bay 8-yard line to set up a TD and another was returned for a score to end the game.

In other words, the Packers must be on alert with regards to themselves as much as with their rested opponent.

“They’re going to have a special plan for us,” Rodgers said. “I think our preparation, keeping that the same is how you prevent whatever you call it, a letdown or overlooking a team.”

Just for kicks, it’s interesting to note that the Buccaneers wore their throwback orange creamsicle-colored jerseys that day in Tampa. The Packers are wearing their 1929 historic replicas on Sunday.

For a throwback player, look no further than the one guy who may have a chance to slow down Green Bay’s prolific passing attack – former Packers cornerback Al Harris.

Recovered from a devastating 2009 knee injury that would have ended a lot of careers, Harris is back for a 14th NFL season as one of four former Packers returning to Lambeau Field. The others are linebacker Brady Poppinga, cornerback Josh Gordy and running back Quinn Porter, who was in training camp with the Packers as an undrafted rookie last season.

Harris is the one likely to have the biggest impact on this game. The Packers receivers know exactly what to expect from the bump-and-run technician.

“Lots of press coverage,” receiver James Jones said. “Watching him on film, he’s playing well, running well. His strength is bump-and-run, and he’s over there telling those guys he knows us a little bit and knows how we play.”

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