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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/

     

Murphy against expanding schedule to 18 games

Posted by Mike Spofford on July 24, 2012 – 12:57 pm

Mark Murphy

In his remarks to the media following Tuesday’s shareholders meeting, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said he has changed his stance on the possibility of the league expanding the regular-season schedule to 18 games.

Murphy said during negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with the players in 2011, he was in favor of converting two preseason games into regular-season games, making the 20-game season a 2-18 split, rather than the current 4-16. But he’s no longer in favor of such a change.

“I couldn’t support a move to 2-and-18 now,” Murphy said. “With all the focus on player health and safety, it would be really hard to do that.”

Murphy suggested he would support eliminating two preseason games and keeping the regular season at 16, but he acknowledged the challenge there is the lost revenue for the league. He added that it’s debatable whether reducing the preseason by two games would have any impact on player health and safety, because he said a team’s starters might play the same amount of preseason snaps in those two games that they do now in four. Also, that type of reduced preseason might not provide enough time for teams to develop and evaluate their young talent, particularly if starters would then cram their four games of preseason snaps into those two contests.

“But those are the things we have to look at,” Murphy said, “what we can do to make the game as safe as possible for our players.”


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7 Responses to “Murphy against expanding schedule to 18 games”

  1. By Jay on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    I love the 4 Pre-Season games because it gives rookies, undrafted players, chances to let themselves shine a little, and in two games, 8 quarters (and of course 18 reg. games), isn’t going to give everyone that chance.

  2. By Howard Paley on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    I am against the textending 2 games to season schedule. Too many injuries during preseason. I believe the Packers lost to the Super Bowl Giants, because the amount of injuries the Packers had the end of the season, and through the playoffs.

    Howard Paley

  3. By Cali Packers Fan on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    Last season injuries wasn’t really an issue. The Pack lost because McCarthy sat Rodgers. Rodgers was rusty in that game. When you have that much momentum goin’ into the playoffs, sitting a red hot QB is a no no. That’s just my opinion.

    Cali Packers Fan

  4. By BIG CHEESE on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    The game is much too physical and violent to add two more regular season games. The result will more than likely be more injuries, and shorten the careers for players.

    Has anyone heard any more about the possibility of eliminating kickoffs? That will take even more away from the excitement of the game. How would Super Bowl XXXI have ended without the contributions of Desmond Howard?

  5. By Earl on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    The CFL has a 2-18 schedule currently, and has for a long time. The 2 preseasons games doesn’t help any of the teams develop young talent in the CFL. The starters play most of the preseason snaps, and then the young guys just seem to wait for an injury to allow them into the game. Then they are terrible and everyone just accepts that they are learning. I was 100% in favor of an 18 game NFL schedule, but reflecting on what I don’t like about the CFL has soured me and I’ll stick with the 4-16 schedule.

  6. By Chad on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    How about expanding the roster along with increasing the number of games? Unions are supposed to be about increasing money for their employees. That would obviously mean that more employees and more revenue would be a win-win.

  7. By Bruce on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    Cali Packers Fan

    Actually, it had nothing to do with Rodgers being rusty. We fumbled 3 times and had 9 dropped passes. We don’t have those fumbles and actually catch the ball and we have actual offensive rythm. I bet we score 30 to 40 and Giants would have had 17.

    Nothing to do with sitting AR.

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