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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • 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.

     

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Steelers-Packers could be defining home game of the season

Posted Dec 18, 2013

What team stands the best chance of beating the Seahawks?


Grayson from Roseville, CA

I want nothing more than to host San Francisco in the playoffs, and then travel to Seattle. Russell Wilson is not undefeated at home; he lost once, more than a year ago. He threw a game-ending interception in the end zone. I remember, and I would love to remind him of that fact.

The drama is increasing, and I’m lovin’ it.

Roderick from crossing the Kalahari, Africa

In my experience, poor losers tend to be poor winners as well. They want to flaunt their victories but are sour in defeat. Any insight as to whether the most vocal agitators against the coaches and management during the rough spell are now the most vocal chortlers during the recent upswing?

The same people that break their arms patting themselves on the back in victory, refuse to congratulate their opponents on their victories, claiming instead to have lost the game rather than having been defeated. 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. Sports provide a platform on which we might achieve distinction. It’s our choice.

Parvati from Santa Monica, CA

What type of team is best suited to knock off Seattle in the playoffs? A physical team like the 49ers or Carolina, or a team that can spread them out like the Packers or Saints?

You’re on it. I think it can be done either one of those ways, but you better be awfully, awfully good at it. I think you can spread them out and outscore them. I don’t think they have the firepower to match scores with a team such as the Packers or the Saints, when they’re healthy and on their games. Most of all, I think the way to beat the Seahawks is to put the game in Russell Wilson’s hands. Make him put his team on his shoulders and carry it. You do that by forcing him to score often.

Lester from Plymouth, MN

Wow! The Seattle comments made me jump out of my chair. I’m making the trip for this Sunday’s game. Are you present at any public events this weekend?

I do a pregame radio show in the Atrium, beginning at about 1:50 p.m., I think. You’re not gonna punch me, are you?

John from Port Edwards, WI

Best week of the season is upon us.

It just might be, and I can’t help but remember a little prediction Mike Spofford made way back in the spring when the schedule was announced. We did a video in which we each picked what we thought would be the best games of the season, and Mike picked the Steelers-Packers game. I thought to myself, “No way, the Steelers will be out of it by then and the Packers will have a playoff berth clinched.” Well, the Steelers are out of it, but they could strike a terrible blow to the Packers’ playoff hopes and that makes this a high-intensity game that could make it the defining home game of the season.

Nick from White Bear Township, MN

Vic, I just finished a 15-page research paper recommending that the NFL remove the facemask from the helmet in an effort to reduce serious injuries. I actually came across a ton of really interesting trends that suggest you may be right after all. For instance, while the NFL saw a drop in the number of kick returns and a subsequent decline in the number of concussions on kickoff plays, the overall rate of concussions was not altered in a statistically significant way. They treated a symptom, but didn’t find the cure. Thanks for the inspiration. I quoted you in there somewhere.

The helmet is the problem. It’s difficult for me to imagine Terence Garvin using his face to break the Bengals punter’s jaw.

Josh from San Bernardino, CA

Is there anyone in particular that you’re looking forward to reuniting with when the Steelers come to town?

Yeah, I’m looking forward to seeing my reporter friends. It was a group I joined a long time ago and I continue to hold dear to my heart all the night-before-the-game dinners and press box banter we shared. Memories make us rich.

 

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