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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.

     

Matthews takes advantage one-on-one

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 12, 2012 – 3:25 pm

Last Sunday, San Francisco thought LT Joe Staley would be able to handle Packers LB Clay Matthews one-on-one for much of the game, but Matthews made the Niners pay.

He recorded 2 1/2  of the Packers’ four sacks to open 2012 with a multi-sack game, just like he did in 2010. Matthews only had one multi-sack game in 2011, mostly because he faced regular double teams and there wasn’t enough pass rush from elsewhere on defense for the opposing offenses to change their plans.

So, what does that mean against the Bears on Thursday night? Chicago’s offensive line has faced its share of criticism in recent years for protection problems, and they’ve faced Matthews so much it seems unlikely LT J’Marcus Webb would be asked to block Matthews one-on-one very often.

That could mean Matthews’ defensive mates will get their first real test as to how much pass rush they can provide of Matthews is doubled.

“That’s the overall principle of pass rush is that those who have one-on-ones need to win their matchups, because we believe our guys on defense should be able to take advantage of that,” Matthews said on Wednesday. “We were able to do that a few times this last week.

“If that is the case (that double teams are on tap for him), I’m still going to get after the quarterback, and other guys need to do that as well.”

Injury update: RB James Starks’ return to practice on Wednesday was a surprise development, Mike McCarthy said, but obviously a positive one. Starks was a limited participant and is listed as doubtful for Thursday’s game, but he practiced for the first time since developing turf toe in the preseason opener back on Aug. 9.

“That was excellent news this morning,” McCarthy said. “He’s making progress.”

In addition to Starks, WR Greg Jennings (groin) and CB Davon House (shoulder) being doubtful, LB Terrell Manning (concussion) has been ruled out of the game, while LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle) and DE C.J. Wilson (groin) are questionable.


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Where to watch Thursday’s Packers-Bears game

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 12, 2012 – 1:42 pm

- If you’re looking for a bar to watch the game at, try www.packerseverywhere.comPackers Everywhere was created to let you know where you can gather with other Packers fans to watch games and have all kinds of other Packers-related fun. We know that the only thing you like more than watching Packers games is watching them with your fellow fans.

- NFL Network will broadcast the contest to a national audience. This will be the Packers’ third-ever appearance on NFL Network and their first since Nov. 29, 2007, at Dallas.

- Play-by-play man Brad Nessler and analyst Mike Mayock will have the call from the broadcast booth with Alex Flanagan reporting from the sidelines.

- The contest also will air as a simulcast locally on WGBA (NBC, Ch. 26) in Green Bay and WITI (FOX, Ch. 6) in Milwaukee.

- Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 53-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) calling the action. The duo enters its 14th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, which covers 44 markets in six states.

- Dial Global Sports radio will air the game across the country. Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Trent Green (analyst) will call the action with Hub Arkush reporting from the sidelines.

- Univision Radio will broadcast the game in Spanish to a national audience, with Rafael Hernandez Brito (play-by-play) and Raul Striker Jr. (analyst) calling the action.

- The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel 93, WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.

The information above is contained within this week’s Dope Sheet. For even more information on Thursday night’s game, check out the Dope Sheet.


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Jennings misses practice again; Starks doing some drills

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 12, 2012 – 11:44 am

WR Greg Jennings missed practice for the second straight day on Wednesday due to his groin injury. Jennings was not present during the portion of practice open to the media. Rookie LB Terrell Manning (concussion) also missed practice.

RB James Starks was seen going through some drills for the first time since his turf toe injury in the preseason opener. On Tuesday, Mike McCarthy labeled Starks “doubtful” for Thursday’s game, and it would be a stretch to activate him for the game after missing four-plus weeks of practice, but it appears he is on the comeback trail.

McCarthy will speak to the media after practice, and the final injury report will be issued then.


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