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    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.

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    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
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    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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Best by numbers: No. 36

Posted Jun 7, 2011

Packers.com is letting you, the fan, give us some answers in our “Best by numbers” series. Our website staff has compiled a list of eight numbers worn by notable players from different eras, and it’s up to you to vote for the best player to wear each number.

The ballot is on the right side of the page, and on the home page.

In the vote on the previous installment, No. 31, history trumped recent familiarity, as Hall of Famer Jim Taylor captured roughly 75 percent of the vote to easily outdistance Al Harris. The first vote, on No. 30, went the other way, as Ahman Green topped Hall of Famer Clarke Hinkle.

Which way will you lean next? Here’s No. 36.

Mike Michalske (1929-35, 1937)

Michalske wore at least nine different numbers during his eight years with the Packers, but he wore No. 36 for three of those years so we’ll discuss him here.

Known as “Iron Mike” because he never came out of the game, Michalske played fullback, guard, end and tackle as an All-America at Penn State in 1925. A pro for three years before signing with the Packers in 1929, Michalske was named All-NFL five times with Green Bay, including all three years the Packers won their first three championships (1929-31).

Back then, guard was considered the toughest position in football, because on offense he had to block the opponent’s biggest defender, and on defense he was key to stopping the run. Michalske took it a step further and also chased down quarterbacks in the backfield, helping to convince coach Curly Lambeau to use fullbacks as guards for their quickness and explosiveness.

If you’re still wondering what made Michalske so special, consider this: In 1964, he became the first guard ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That says it all.

LeRoy Butler (1990-2001)

Drafted in the second round out of Florida State in 1990, Butler quickly became a fan favorite as well as a Pro Bowl safety after converting from cornerback. He’s perhaps best remembered for inventing the “Lambeau Leap,” when he jumped into the south end zone stands after taking a lateral from Reggie White, who had recovered an Oakland fumble, and running for a touchdown in 1993.

A blitzer, run-stopper, cover man and signal-caller all rolled into one, Butler likely would have become the first player in NFL history to record 40 interceptions and 20 sacks had a broken shoulder blade not ended his career midway through the 2001 season. He finished his career with 38 interceptions and 20.5 sacks, emerging as a defensive leader on the 1996 Super Bowl championship team with five interceptions and 6.5 sacks, second on the team in both categories.

Named to the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 1990s, Butler was a four-time first-team All-Pro and has been on the preliminary list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recent years, but he hasn’t advanced to the latter stages of the selection process. Former GM Ron Wolf has gone on record stating he’d put Butler in the Hall in a heartbeat for the way he pioneered a new breed of the all-everything defensive back.

Nick Collins (2005-present)

Donning No. 36 just three years after Butler’s retirement, Collins was potentially destined to live in his predecessor’s shadow. They were both second-round draft picks, selected three spots apart (Butler 48th, Collins 51st).

A starter from day one, however, Collins has forged his own identity as a playmaker and relatively soft-spoken defensive leader. He has missed just three games in his six-year career, and after intercepting just four passes in his first 47 professional games (including playoffs), he has picked off 18 in his last 53 contests.

His best season statistically came in 2008, when he intercepted seven passes and ran back three for touchdowns, tying a team record and breaking the team mark for interception return yards in one season, with 295. He had six more interceptions in 2009 and then capped off 2010 with an interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV.

There they are. Don’t forget to vote at the top of the page.

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