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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/

     

‘Long’ week ends with 23-10 win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 13, 2012 – 10:41 pm

Five days of worry came to a happy ending for Packers fans on Thursday, as the Packers rallied from an opening-day loss to score a 23-10 win over the Chicago Bears.

Beating the Bears isn’t something new to the Packers, who’ve now measured their NFC North rivals to the south for the seventh time in the last eight meetings between the two teams. What’s surprising, and most encouraging, is how the Packers scored this most recent win.

Defense was the star of the game. After having been roughed up by the 49ers on opening day, the Packers defense rallied with arguably its best performance in two years.

The Packers defense held the Bears to 168 yards of offense. It intercepted Bears quarterback Jay Cutler four times and buried him under an avalanche of sacks.

A 13-0 halftime lead was pushed to 16-3 early in the fourth quarter with a clutch, 54-yard field goal by Mason Crosby. Then an old hand at this rivalry, Donald Driver, closed the door on the Bears with a 26-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Reserve tight end Tom Crabtree made the critical play of the first half. Crabtree scored on a 27-yard touchdown pass from holder Tim Masthay, with 1:50 to play in the half, on a fourth down fake field goal play. The touchdown rescued a dominant first-half performance by the Packers that ran the risk of being largely wasted.

The Packers held a 201-47 yardage advantage over the Bears in the first half, and nearly seven minutes more time of possession, but struggled to score. Rodgers had two passes dropped, one by Jordy Nelson and the other by Jermichael Finley. A holding penalty against T.J. Lang canceled another potential scoring drive.

Tramon Williams intercepted Cutler with 1:07 to play in the first half, giving the Packers the ball at the Bears 48 yard line. The Packers then jockeyed into field goal position – thanks to a dropped interception by Lance Briggs and a 16-yard screen pass to John Kuhn – from which Crosby booted a 35-yard field goal. Crosby opened the scoring with a 48-yard kick.

Randall Cobb gained 28 yards on a third-and-three run. Coach Mike McCarthy continues to use Cobb in creative ways. He also caught a pass for 20 yards.

Linebacker Clay Matthews continued his fast start to the season by registering 3.5 sacks.

Cedric Benson revived the Packers’ running game. Following a game in which he gained just 18 yards on nine rushing attempts, Benson rushed 20 times for 81 yards.

 


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Packers hold 13-0 lead at halftime

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 13, 2012 – 9:02 pm

The Packers took a 13-0 lead into halftime against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

Reserve tight end Tom Crabtree scored on a 27-yard touchdown pass from holder Tim Masthay, with 1:50 to play in the second quarter, on a fourth down fake field goal play. The touchdown rescued a dominant performance by the Packers that ran the risk of being largely wasted.

The Packers held a 201-47 yardage advantage over the Bears, and nearly seven minutes more time of possession. Linebacker Clay Matthews is the star of a rejuvenated defense, as Matthews notched 1.5 sacks of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

Cedric Benson is at the heart of a revived running game. Following a game in which he gained just 18 yards on nine rushing attempts, Benson gained 45 yards on 11 carries in the first half of tonight’s game. He also caught three passes for 30 yards.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ stats – 14 of 21 for 128 yards – would be significantly better, and the Packers’ lead might be significantly larger, were it not for two dropped passes, one by Jordy Nelson and the other by Jermichael Finley. A holding penalty against T.J. Lang canceled another potential scoring drive.

Tramon Williams intercepted Cutler with 1:07 to play in the first half, giving the Packers the ball at the Bears 48 yard line. The Packers then jockeyed into field goal position – thanks to a dropped interception by Lance Briggs and a 16-yard screen pass to John Kuhn – from which Mason Crosby booted a 35-yard field goal. Crosby opened the scoring with a 48-yard kick.

Cutler was held to four completions in nine attempts for a mere 37 yards.

Randall Cobb gained 28 yards on a third-and-three run. Coach Mike McCarthy continues to use Cobb in creative ways. He also caught a pass for 20 yards.


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Packers vs. Bears Roster Card

Posted by packers.com on September 13, 2012 – 6:33 pm

Download the Packers vs. Bears roster card here: http://pckrs.com/p2xc


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Packers-Bears gameday inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 13, 2012 – 5:19 pm

The following players have been declared as inactive for tonight’s Packers-Bears game:

Green Bay Packers
11 WR Jarrett Boykin
28 S Sean Richardson
31 CB Davon House
44 RB James Starks
56 LB Terrell Manning
85 WR Greg Jennings
98 DE C.J. Wilson

Starting lineup changes: On offense, #89 James Jones will start in place of #85 Greg Jennings at wide receiver. On defense, #99 Jerel Worthy will start in place of #98 C.J. Wilson at right defensive end.

Chicago Bears
18 WR Dane Sanzenbacher
46 S Jeremy Jones
70 G/C Edwin Williams
75 DT Matt Toeaina
79 T Jonathan Scott
86 TE Kyle Adams
93 DT Nate Collins

Starting lineup changes: On defense, #92 Stephen Paea will start in place of #75 Matt Toeaina at nose tackle.


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Packers sixth-youngest roster in league

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 13, 2012 – 5:17 pm

The NFL has released its statistical analysis of the opening weekend rosters of all NFL teams, and the Packers come in as the sixth-youngest team at an average age of 25.70.

A few years back, the Packers were the youngest team in the league three years running, but they have remained among the youngest quarter of teams (8 of 32) throughout Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s tenure.

The only teams with an average age younger than the Packers are St. Louis (25.30), Cleveland (25.55), Philadelphia (25.51), Miami (25.57) and New England (25.68). The league average is 26.22.

Among others in the NFC North, Detroit has the league’s oldest roster (27.42), Minnesota is just a shade older than Green Bay (25.72), and Chicago is above the league average (26.62).


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