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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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Top five plays in Lambeau Field history

Posted Jul 9, 2011

Last month, nfl.com solicited votes from fans on the top plays in the history of some of the league’s oldest stadiums.

Lambeau Field, of course, made the list and the online voting produced the following top five. Here’s a little more background on the plays, presented here in chronological order, along with links to videos of each play.

“Ice Bowl” sneak – Dec. 31, 1967

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This isn’t just one of the top plays at Lambeau, but one of the most famous in the history of the NFL.

Quarterback Bart Starr came to the sideline to talk to Vince Lombardi about calling his own number. Sneak it, not hand it off to Chuck Mercein.

Lombardi’s memorable response of course was, “Run it and let’s get the hell out of here.”

Instant replay game – Nov. 5, 1989

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The Packers had lost eight straight games to the Bears. Their last win over Chicago had come in 1984, when third-string quarterback Rich Campbell completed a “Hail Mary” pass to Phillip Epps in the final minute at Soldier Field.

This play was nearly as big a prayer, with an added dose of controversy. The Packers faced fourth-and-goal from the 14-yard line, trailing 13-7, with less than a minute left. Quarterback Don Majkowski scrambled to his right and, on the run, threw back across the field to Sterling Sharpe, who caught the ball between five or six Chicago defenders.

Initially, Majkowski was flagged for being across the line of scrimmage when he threw, negating the touchdown. After a lengthy replay review, however, the touchdown stood and the Packers kicked the extra point for a 14-13 victory.

For years afterward, the Bears put an asterisk next to this score in their media guide, forever labeling it the “instant replay game.”

First “Lambeau Leap” – Dec. 26, 1993

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The Packers clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 1982 on this day after Christmas, but one moment from the game has lived on far longer than that postseason berth.

Oakland quarterback Vince Evans dumped the ball off to running back Randy Jordan, who was immediately hit by LeRoy Butler, forcing a fumble. Reggie White scooped up the fumble and, just before getting dragged out of bounds, lateraled back to Butler, who took it the final 25 yards to the end zone.

Butler spontaneously jumped into the south end zone stands, initiating the “Lambeau Leap,” which was further popularized by receiver Robert Brooks in the mid-1990s and continues today.

Monday night miracle – Nov. 6, 2000

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With the Packers and Vikings tied at 20 in overtime on a rainy Monday night, this game ended in the most improbable of fashions.

Quarterback Brett Favre lofted a pass down the right side to Antonio Freeman, who fell to the ground after leaping to try to make the catch. The pass appeared incomplete, only the ball deflected off Minnesota defender Cris Dishman and hit Freeman’s shoulder as he slid on the sloppy turf. Freeman instinctively rolled to his back, snagged the ball before it hit the ground, got up and waltzed into the end zone for a 43-yard touchdown.

What’s often forgotten is a gaffe by Minnesota punter Mitch Berger that allowed the miracle to take place.

With 7 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Vikings were lining up for a 33-yard field goal to win the game. Berger, however, fumbled the snap and began scrambling to his right. His desperation pass was intercepted by the Packers, and the game went to overtime.

Had Berger remembered it was only first down, he could have quickly thrown the ball out of bounds and given kicker Gary Anderson another try at the game-winner on second down. The history books thank him for his momentary lapse.

Al Harris’ pick-six – Jan. 4, 2004

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As historic as it was, the finish to the 2003 NFC wild-card game has been slightly distorted through the years.

When the Seahawks and Packers went to midfield for the overtime coin flip, Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck pronounced upon winning the toss, “We want the ball and we’re gonna score.” Referee Bernie Kukar’s microphone was on, so Hasselbeck’s proclamation was heard by everyone in the stadium and those watching on TV.

Legend has it that Hasselbeck then promptly threw the pass that Harris intercepted and returned 52 yards for a touchdown, the first postseason overtime game in league history decided by a defensive score.

Not exactly true. The interception actually occurred on the third possession of overtime. Seattle receiver Alex Bannister fumbled on the drive right after the coin flip, the Packers went three-and-out, and the Seahawks had driven to midfield before the fateful pick.

But that’s OK if a few details get lost. The story is better the way everyone believes it happened.

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