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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/

     
  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00PM - 10:00PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM CDT Packers at St. Louis Rams Packers at St. Louis Rams

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Next four weeks will define Packers defense

Posted Dec 3, 2013

Packers need to win the battle of the hitting

Brooks from Oklahoma City, OK

I think the last four weeks have proven this defense is still soft. Your thoughts?

It’s not the same defense I saw during the Packers’ four-game winning streak. I saw a defense that stood toe to toe with the Ravens. I saw a defense against the Lions that was more physical than the Lions were. I saw a defense shut down Adrian Peterson. Where did that defense go? It’s a question that will be answered by how the Packers defense plays down the stretch. Which is the real Packers defense? We’re going to find out in December.

Anthony from Janesville, WI

Vic, I think the Packers will be angry on Sunday after being embarrassed on Thanksgiving. Maybe we will see a team that likes to hit people.

If you don’t win the battle of the hitting, you can’t win anything more than the game, and that’s not enough because winning the game only lasts one week. Points come and go; they can be schemed. Hitting lasts; it defeats schemes.

Jack from Highland Heights, KY

Vic, you still question Russell Wilson’s arm strength. You are a joke. If you don’t like the guy, just say it, don’t make up a stupid observation. I am also sick of your players, not plays lingo. That makes zero sense.

OK.

Rafe from Brentwood, TN

My smart phone is forecasting snow and very cold on Sunday. Good or bad for our guys?

If it’s not good for the Green Bay Packers to play a game in the cold and in the snow in Lambeau Field in December, then something is dreadfully wrong.

John from Hillsborough, NJ

Do you think this defensive philosophy of Dom Capers’ (3-4 using tweeners) just doesn’t work nowadays?

It’s working in San Francisco. The 49ers are No. 6 overall, 11th against the run and fourth against the pass. It’s working again in Pittsburgh. After a horrible start to the season, the Steelers defense is back to a very respectable 13th overall and held Matt Stafford to 35 yards passing in the second half of the win over the Lions. Houston is No. 3 overall, No. 2 against the pass. The 4-3 is a time-honored defense. Carolina plays the 4-3 and it’s No. 1 in the league. Either one will work. I just prefer the 3-4 because I think it offers more flexibility.

Garrett from Menomonie, WI

Vic, draft and develop has been a flop and I blame the oversized egos of Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson entirely. It’s time to use free agency like any other reasonable team does. I’d like to hear you disagree.

I disagree.

Michelle from La Crosse, WI

I’m tired of the hurt, tired of the pain, tired of the fans who do nothing but blame. Every season ends the same, leaving us sad, low and lame, yet excited how close we came. I don’t like the quit talk, but we can’t walk the walk, so lower the season’s ceiling, and control your feelings. Thank you.

I like to watch.

William from Savannah, GA

Last week, I completed a half marathon while in the middle of a course of chemotherapy. I struggled during the race physically, I’ll admit, but I never thought of quitting. It just isn’t something I would consider, but it wasn’t until I caught up on the last few days of “Ask Vic” and saw the comments suggesting it would be better to quit than try to win every remaining game that I really got nauseous.

It was on a Monday, the week of the 2003 NFL draft, that my oncologist gave me the good news: I wouldn’t have to go to my scheduled chemo treatment the next day; I was done. I was so overjoyed, so charged with emotion that I went home, put on my jogging shoes and started running. I was certain I would run longer and faster than I ever had in my life, that’s how good I felt. Two minutes and 40 seconds later, I stopped. I barely had enough stamina to walk home. I remember it as though it was yesterday. Quitting sticks with us.


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