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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/

     

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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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Sunday likely to be Flynn's time

Posted Dec 30, 2011

Quarterback Matt Flynn not only might get the lion’s share of playing time on Sunday, he might get his second NFL start.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy indicated on Friday the starter for the regular-season finale was up in the air, raising the distinct possibility Aaron Rodgers may not play at all against Detroit.

“The most important thing with Aaron is he’s ready to play,” McCarthy said. “Whether he starts, we’ll talk about that today.”

McCarthy was referring to his regular Friday game-management meeting with the coaching staff, which occurs right after he speaks with the media.

He hasn’t revealed all week how much certain players will play in a game that means nothing playoff-wise to the Packers, though receivers Randall Cobb (groin) and Greg Jennings (knee) plus running back James Starks (ankle/knee) have been ruled out. Tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) is doubtful on the injury report, while linebacker Clay Matthews (ankle) and cornerback Charles Woodson (knee) are questionable and also may not play.

McCarthy did hint that he views Sunday as Flynn’s game, when he was asked what he’d like to see from his backup signal-caller.

“I want to see Matt Flynn play like he did in New England, but take it a step further – win the game,” McCarthy said.

The New England game on Dec. 19, 2010, was Flynn’s first pro start, in place of Rodgers, who was out with a concussion. Playing against the AFC’s top team on the road in prime time, Flynn completed 24 of 37 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns, and he had the Packers 15 yards from a game-winning TD when he was sacked on fourth down, ending a 31-27 loss.

With Flynn in the final year of his contract, there’s been all sorts of speculation about his future and whether another team will sign him as a free agent in the offseason to give him a chance to start.

Flynn said this week he feels no extra pressure in that regard heading into this game, but there’s no doubt his performance will matter for his future. A quiet, unflappable leader who earned the confidence of his teammates last year in the Patriots game, Flynn has spent the week focused on the here and now – mastering the game plan and applying what he’s learned since last year’s start to perform even better.

“I’m not really trying to go out there and prove anything to anybody or the rest of the NFL,” he said. “I’m going to go out there and try to win the game. My job as the backup is to do my best to not let there be too much of a drop-off at the position.

“Go in there, execute the offense, move the chains and put points up. That’s my job, and that’s all it should be.”

If Rodgers doesn’t play, he would finish the regular season with the NFL’s single-season record for passer rating at 122.5, besting Peyton Manning’s 121.1 in 2004.

It would then be up to Flynn to help the offense chase various single-season team records that are within reach, though several would take a really big game to achieve.

  • With 326 first downs, the offense needs 29 to surpass the 354 first downs in 2004. With 210 passing first downs, 26 are needed to beat the 235 in 1995.

  • With 5,932 net yards, the offense needs 426 yards to eclipse the 2004 total of 6,357.

  • With 345 pass completions, 39 are needed to beat the 383 completions from both 2005 and 2007.

One record sure to be reached is for gross passing yards. The Packers have 4,681 this season and need just eight to top the 4,688 from 1983. The offense already has set team records for net passing yards (4,455), points (515), touchdowns (64) and TD passes (45, all by Rodgers) and can extend those.

Flynn also can help the offense hold onto the team record for completion percentage. The Packers have completed 67.9 percent of their passes this season (345 of 508), better than the 66.3 percent from 2007.

Truthfully, of course, those numbers are the last things on Flynn’s mind as he prepares for what’s likely to be his most extensive playing time in 54 weeks.

“There’s no experience out there that’s better than live bullets,” he said. “That’s what quarterbacks really and truly grow from.

“I’ve always had confidence in myself, but it’s one thing to have the confidence, and another thing to go out there and show it and prove it. If I get the opportunity, that’s what I’ll have to do.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 30

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