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  • Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Ironwood 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:

    Ironwood: Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. To benefit Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets on sale at Super One Foods, 1480 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, Mich.

  • 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

Packers contingent watches Super Bowl on Navy carrier

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 8, 2013 – 9:43 am

USS George H.W. Bush

A Green Bay Packers contingent spent Super Bowl weekend off the coast of Key West, Fla., on the USS George H.W. Bush, a Navy aircraft carrier, and watched the big game with upwards of a couple thousand sailors.

The trip, arranged by Navy Entertainment, included a tour of the ship, extensive autograph sessions and some relaxing social time with the enlisted personnel on board.

DB Jarrett Bush, TE Ryan Taylor and OL Greg Van Roten were the current Packers players who went. They were joined by alumni William Henderson and Ahman Green, and by assistant equipment manager Tom Bakken and head athletic trainer Pepper Burruss. Also with the group was Houston Texans backup QB T.J. Yates, Taylor’s college teammate and roommate at North Carolina.

The group reached the carrier via an “arrested landing” on a C2 Greyhound. In addition to experiencing a “trap” or landing, the group also got to observe launching and trapping exercises on deck. At departure time on Monday, the group was “catapulted” on an aircraft back to Key West.

Bush, Henderson, Bakken and Burruss had been on similar excursions in prior years. Bakken, a military aviation enthusiast, said on a trapped landing, the airplane goes from roughly 130 miles per hour to zero in 1.5 seconds, while on a catapult launch, it goes from zero to 115 mph in about 2 seconds.

The USS George H.W. Bush houses roughly 3,000 sailors, and its Commanding Officer is Capt. Brian “Lex” Luther, a Marquette University graduate. The Super Bowl was viewed on a large, 18-feet-by-30-feet projection screen, and Bakken estimated that anywhere from half to two-thirds of the sailors were able to take a break from their regular work duties on Sunday to drop by the hangar bay for an autograph and to watch some of the game.

To view a photo gallery of the trip, courtesy of Navy Entertainment, click here.

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24 Responses to “Packers contingent watches Super Bowl on Navy carrier”

  1. By Margaret Birkett on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    Go Pack!!! Go Navy!!!
    A proud Wisconsinite, former Navy Brat living in VB…

  2. By Big Cheese on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    Go Troops Go. Your service and sacrifice is greatly appreciated. The Pack will be back next year.

  3. By Polish_Prophet on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    The ghetto gang signs by the guy in the orange/black was disrespectful and uncalled for. You want to acknowledge your “homies,” do it on your Facebook or Twitter accounts, but not on a military ship that represents the United States of America. Seriously, dude.

  4. By Dan A on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    Packers continue to go on the road and entertain our troops! Makes this Packer fan proud.

    Thank you troops and thank you Packers!

    Go Pack Go!

  5. By Canadian Bill on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    Right on. I have family in the states that are in the Military. makes this Canadian very prowd. Go pack Go

  6. By brat1475 on Feb 8, 2013 | Reply

    I am stationed on the ship, and as a Packers fan, it was an absolute pleasure to meet these guys. Thank you to them and the Packers organization. Go Pack Go!

  7. By The Daley Fan on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Polish Prophet. No one cares. You’re an idiot. Everyone in the military does stupid poses and signs in pictures. Go back to Salt Lake City douche.

  8. By Ryan on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Ha-Ha Daley Fan. I served on a carrier, and what an exhilirating feeling of standing on the flight deck during flight operations.

  9. By Packer Backer on Feb 10, 2013 | Reply

    Great picture. The Pack will be back. Thanks to all the military for their service.

  10. By Retired Army on Feb 11, 2013 | Reply

    The problem with sporting gang signs by a member of military has been addressed repeatedly. Unfortunately the challenge is not with rules but with the enforcement. Not only is not allowed but it is not conducive with “good order and discipline” which I quote directly from military regulations. It is sad that a a lack of discipline exercised by this young man reflects poorly on a positive event. “Go Pack”

  11. By aman alderson on Feb 12, 2013 | Reply

    oh my god im so mad that is the boat that my squadron is attached to. this is one time i wish i actually was on the boat.

  12. By Gertrude Weber on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    I wish my homeland of France would reinstall the Vichy.

  13. By Charles Bath on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    By the tidefall of the waxing moon, one can be dubbed, “the Inscriptor.”
    -Abraham Lincoln

  14. By Jimi Anway on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    This is so cool knowing that i was on the maiden deployment of that carrier and the Commanding Officer is a a die hard packer fan like myself . it is great to know that he got to meet some of the team and hang out with them

  15. By George Smith on Feb 14, 2013 | Reply

    Why is it that every time people see a black man make some kind of hand gesture it has to be a gang sign? Maybe he should’ve put his hand on his heart and I guess he would’ve seemed more patriotic huh? People get over yourselves. Jarrett Bush isn’t and never has been a gang member. If he would’ve been a white guy with a polo shirt on and some Lee Dungaree’s on making that same gesture nothing would’ve been said. The brothers are fine as long as their scoring TD’s right? Whatever. “Go Pack Go” man……

  16. By Walter Goltz on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Great job by our beloved Packers players and staff. Regarding the hand gestures: Is it possible that the gentleman being vilified is doing a Hawaii-style “hang loose” sign? I’m more concerned about the “thumbs up” gang sign from that white guy on the left? That looks like some sort of Polish gang sign to me. :)

  17. By Sheboygan Area Drinker on Feb 15, 2013 | Reply

    Didn’t even try and renegotiate with the 2010 Def MVP?

    21 you are the man, thanks for showing us domination. Nick Collins and Charles Woodson years together were truly special. You are a turnover machine and an intimidating force. Glad you got a ring, you will be missed in GB. THANKS 21

  18. By John Dutcher on Feb 16, 2013 | Reply

    Ahhh. That is not a gang sign. Looks more like the “hang loose” “all is cool” sign. Dont judge and know what your talking about before a comment is made. Polish Prophet needs to apologize then crawl back under that rock. Go pack from Santa Barbara

  19. By SPIDAZ on Feb 17, 2013 | Reply

    I am in several ASIAN GANGS. That gang sign specifically means he is the LEADER of the particular gang, and that the gang is claiming the area the sign is shown as the PROPERTY OF THE GANG. Now some would call this Domestic Terrorism, but I think its really a CALL TO ARMS.

  20. By Anderson on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Yes uhm, clearly that dude is doing the “hang-loose” sign. Made famous by surfers. You people are ridiculous.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaka_sign

  21. By former officer on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    City of Sheboygan Gang Task Force experience… There might be some validity to what “SPIDAZ” is saying

  22. By John Dutcher on Feb 18, 2013 | Reply

    Please activate the D-bag filter

  23. By Rick on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    The guy in the blue jeans is doing part of the secret KKK handshake.

  24. By former officer on Feb 19, 2013 | Reply

    http://projecthopeplainfield.org/images/gangs/hand_signs_02.jpg

    Its the first sign. He’s claiming high status.

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