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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.


Starks might play on Thursday

Posted Nov 21, 2011

Running back James Starks not only appears to have avoided a serious knee injury, but he might play on Thursday in Detroit.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Starks, who is listed on this week’s injury report with knee and ankle injuries, is “sore” but could be back on the practice field as soon as Tuesday.

“We’ll see what he can do tomorrow at practice,” McCarthy said. “It feels like a normal day after a game. He tested out well and he has a chance to possibly do something on the field. That’s our plan with him.”

Starks went down awkwardly in a pile after getting stopped for no gain with just over three minutes left in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. He had to be helped off the field. On the next snap, quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson with a 40-yard touchdown pass that sealed the 35-26 win.

“It’s better than what it looked,” McCarthy said, referring to Starks’ injury. “If you watch the tape, obviously the TV copy didn’t look very good.”

McCarthy did like the way Starks looked in the game. He rushed for 38 yards on 11 carries and added 53 yards receiving on six catches, both career bests in the receiving category.

On the Packers’ first touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, Starks accounted for a combined 55 yards from scrimmage, touching the ball on six of eight plays – four receptions and two rushes.

“I thought he was good with the ball in his hands … not only running the ball but the checkdowns, which to me is an extension of the run game,” McCarthy said. “He’s making people miss. He’s stepping out of arm tackles.

“We didn’t have 100 percent clean looks yesterday running the football, but I think James is getting better and stronger each week, and hopefully he can play this week.”

Two other additions to the injury report did not seem to have McCarthy concerned. Receiver Greg Jennings and left tackle Marshall Newhouse are both listed with knee injuries, but McCarthy said he expects both to play.

The Packers will return to the practice field for non-padded workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday to get ready for the Lions in this abbreviated workweek. Monday was not the usual day-after film review day but was more focused on game-plan meetings for Detroit.

McCarthy said the position coaches will review the Tampa Bay film with players individually, but it won’t be glossed over, particularly after the defense gave up 455 yards.

“We don’t react any differently to the way we grade the tape based on the outcome of the game,” McCarthy said. “We have to do some things better. There is a tendency of too many yards on defense, yes. We’re addressing it, and we’re working on it.”

More time will be spent in meeting rooms and walk-throughs than at practice to ease the physical toll on the players. McCarthy, who is preparing the Packers for a Thanksgiving game for the third time in the last five seasons, called it a “mental week” as the team wraps up the vaunted three-games-in-11-days stretch.

“I’m not going to lose the game on Tuesday and Wednesday because we practiced too much,” he said.

“We’ve got one game. The last two are in the past. We knew the Tampa game was going to be a little bit of a hump game, and it was.”

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