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  • 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.

     
  • 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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Who’s hot, who’s not in the NFC and AFC playoffs?

Posted Jan 1, 2014

Give me NFC title game in Lambeau or let’s go to DEFCON 1

Ryan from Fredericton, New Brunswick

Vic, who would you rather win the Eagles-Saints game? I’m not convinced the Packers match up well against and can beat the Panthers, so an Eagles win can help in that respect. The Packers “beat” the Seahawks in Seattle last year, so the prospect of getting two rivalry teams in back-to-back weeks makes my mouth water. I think Green Bay would be best to avoid that Panther defense and Cam Newton’s abilities.

You make good points. The Panthers played the Seahawks off their feet in the season opener this year in a 12-7 loss to Seattle. Carolina is a much better team now. If I can’t have an NFC title game in Lambeau Field, then I think I’d like to see the Packers play in Seattle for the NFC title. Let’s take the drama to DEFCON 1.

Shannon from Rockford, IL

I’m confused why the Packers switched back to Crosby for kickoffs. Masthay had 19 kickoffs with 17 of them being touchbacks, whereas Crosby has had 42 kickoffs with only 13 being touchbacks. Am I confused?

Step outside and kick something. See how far it goes. You know what I mean? The touchback time of the year is gone, Shannon. The Packers and 49ers will almost certainly be playing in temperatures that will either be below zero or feel as though they’re below zero. Nothing goes far in those temperatures. This is the time for directional kicking, at which Crosby is a more accomplished kicker.

Dave from Fort Leavenworth, KS

Happy New Year, Vhic. Any resolutions?

Have more fun. That might not be possible, but I’ll try.

Alex from Milwaukee, WI

Who do you see as this year’s hot team coming into the playoffs? I think the Eagles and Panthers are looking pretty tough right now.

The Eagles and Panthers are hot teams. I think the 49ers are playing a true brand of playoff-type football. The Seahawks? I don’t know. The Saints are not hot, but one play and one game can change that. I think that’s exactly what’s happened to the Packers. That game-winning play in Chicago makes the Packers a hot team. In the AFC, are the Broncos a hot team or a spent team? That’s the big question I have about the Broncos. Did they spend it all on getting the No. 1 seed and getting Peyton Manning the record? I think the other five AFC teams are poised to get hot. Maybe that missed field goal and blown officiating call will make the Chargers hot. That kind of stuff happens.

Jim from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

At the beginning of the season, you thought it would be possible to go 11-5 in the NFC North and not make the playoffs. What would you have said if someone told you in September that 8-7-1 would win the division?

I would’ve said, “Who got hurt?” The answer would’ve been Aaron Rodgers and that would’ve explained it all. If Rodgers doesn’t get hurt, I don’t see the Packers finishing any worse than 12-4, and that means 11-5 might not have made it into the playoffs because the Saints are 11-5 and they’re the No. 6 seed in the NFC.

Dan from Rochester, NY

Vic, this comment is not to be misconstrued as chortling. I respect the 49ers as a talented and dangerous football team. I’d be a liar if I was to say they don’t make me nervous. That being said, an image flashed in my head today. It was an image of the 49ers bench, the players huddled in the freezing cold, snowflakes fluttering about and Colin Kaepernick wearing a long face. It’s late in the game and it’s been a grind for both teams. It has come down to the final seconds, once again. I can’t help but have a feeling about this one. I’m not a superstitious person, but there’s just too many elements of drama, too many unlikely events this season that have transpired, and this is the culmination of all of those dramatic ups and downs. I can’t dismiss it as just a feeling. This one has all the makings of an epic triumph over a team that has crushed our winsome spirit so many times as of recent. The cold, the adversity, the return of “The Man,” the menace from the West visiting for a playoff game on our hallowed ground. I can almost see the ghost of Lombardi looking on from the tunnel. It’s absolutely perfect.

That’s not chortling; that’s dreaming and dreaming is OK.

Nick from Morris, IL

Vic, I went to the game and all the Bears fans were blaming the refs. Bears fans are the worst. Regardless, the walk out of the stadium was a great one. You could hear the waves crashing on the shores of Lake Michigan, it was so quiet.

That’s chortling.


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