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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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It's a good thing for Dez Bryant to get off the field

Posted Dec 19, 2013

This is the week for that trick play


Patrick from Cambridge, MD

This might be my favorite letter of all time: “Dear Kevin, I hope you feel better soon. I am mad at the Steelers because you are my No. 1 player. I am seven years old and love the Bengals and Bearcats. I know you played for the Bearcats and Bengals and I love the teams. I hope that Steeler player loses his house and has to live in his car. Get well soon, Nicholas.”

It’s a tough game for tough guys, kid.

Greg from New Britain, CT

Regarding the postgame handshakes, I’m kind of surprised you prefer the idea of players on different teams really disliking each other. Just yesterday, you mentioned to Roderick that “The honorable way is to congratulate your opponent on his win, and allow him to provide the pat on the back when you are the victor.”

Do that in the locker room with the media after the game. I think it’s important for everyone to get off the field as quickly as possible after the game. I don’t see anything good that can come from hanging around the field.

Steve from Cincinnati, OH

In regards to sportsmanship, what did you think of Dez Bryant’s early departure on Sunday?

He’s a magnificent football player, but he admittedly struggles at controlling his emotions. He’s the perfect example of a guy that needs to get off the field as quickly as possible after a game. More than any sport I’ve ever witnessed, football is an edge sport. It is played by men who work themselves up into a frenzy to play the game. I don’t wanna see that spill over into an ugly incident that could’ve been prevented. Coach Coughlin had a get-off-the-field guy. He made sure guys were moving toward the locker room and not loitering on the field or in the tunnel. That’s smart.

Brad from Neenah, WI

What’s that sound? You hear it? It’s a funny squeaky sound.

Is it the sound of Aaron Rodgers’ collarbone healing?

Theo from Vancouver, Canada

You said the Packers had a trick play for last Sunday but it did not happen. Why did you lie?

They got behind early and couldn’t use it. They’re gonna use it this week.

Scott from Fitchburg, WI

Vic, at what point in the NFL’s history did an injured athlete require medical clearance by a team doctor?

It can probably be traced back to when players first started suing teams for injuries. Remember that story I told about Tom Brzoza? Maybe he caused it.

Dhee from Aesch, WI

Vic, your conversational writing is hard to read. You can learn a lot by reading Mike Spofford’s writing; it’s clear and purposeful, and well thought out. Please stop writing as though you’re speaking to someone out loud. Rather, filter the stream of statements that enter your mind into crisp, imperative sentences that have a place on the page. I read Mike’s articles and not yours because where yours are filled with rah-rah cheerleading rants, his are logical pieces whose introductions lead with his conclusion, are backed up in his body and reinforced in the reprise of his conclusion. That is good writing.

I read everything Mike writes.

 

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