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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/


Mike McCarthy on the 2013 schedule release

Posted by Duke Bobber on April 18, 2013 – 7:51 pm

(on opening the season at San Francisco)
“Opening day is always exciting. Playing the San Francisco 49ers is obviously a challenge that we look forward to.”

(on not having back-to-back road games)
“I like it. It gives you a chance to get into a routine of playing at home and then on the road, to get into a flow. Winning on the road is so important.”

(on playing on Thanksgiving Day)
“It’s an incredible tradition, playing on Thanksgiving Day. It’s a blessing for everyone involved. We’re fortunate enough to still be home in time to share in the importance of the day.”

(on the long week leading into Week 14 after playing on Thanksgiving)
“That will serve as a second bye week for us, which you appreciate with the early bye we have in Week 4.”

(on the final month of the schedule following Thanksgiving)
“I think we have a really tough finish on paper with the teams we’re playing down the stretch.”

(on the schedule)
“We’ve known since the end of the season who we’re playing, and now we’ve found out where we’re playing them. Frankly, I’ve never looked past the first four weeks, and that will be the same as far as how we prepare our team.”

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23 Responses to “Mike McCarthy on the 2013 schedule release”

  1. By Ihappydirt on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    Bye in the third week. Thanks a lot NFL.

  2. By Ihappydirt on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    After the third week, I should have said.

  3. By begreen12 on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    Not an easy game in the whole schedule but it seemed like the NFL Network folks thought the Pack would have a great season although they also felt the Pack got hosed with the way the schedule plays out. Opening against the Niners and closing against the Bears with lots of prime time games including the Lions on Thanksgiving (personally don’t like that). Wow what a season!

  4. By Samuel Resz on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    Should be a lot of fun and very interesting. The Packers definitely have a tough schedule. I am (of course) hoping they win the Big One.

  5. By michael tackett on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    can u send me the schedule

  6. By The Tavis Smiley Suicide Squad on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    Come check out our punk band “the tavis Smiley suicide squad” in Green Bay at the Concert Cafe at 8pm! $10 at the door. All ages

  7. By The Tavis Smiley Suicide Squad on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    oh it on 4/20/2013. we’ll see you all there!!

  8. By Mike on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    Very Tough schedule… yikes!!

  9. By Steve on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    I think it’s a good schedule evens out and it will make a statement as the season ends in the big Play Off run.

  10. By NOTTHATRODGERS on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    It is a very tough schedule…But, c’mon people, do really think the other teams WANT to play THE PACK…I don’t think so…Also, one more thing, quit dragging this out, get Aaron Rodgers signed…GO PACK GO!!!

  11. By animal lover on Apr 20, 2013 | Reply

    tough schedule, tough teams! best of luck!

  12. By Brian on Apr 20, 2013 | Reply

    Love watching the pack on Thanksgiving! Im not crazy about opening at S.F., but that’s just how it goes sometimes. The 3 Sunday night games are cool cuz the whole country is watching. Monday night games used to be that way but ever since the switch to ESPN the games have lost their luster. Looking forward to another run at the Super Bowl!

  13. By Rick on Apr 21, 2013 | Reply

    Might want to double-check those three Sunday night games. One looks a lot like a Monday to me.

  14. By kiefer on Apr 21, 2013 | Reply

    Love this schedule. Very tough but winnable games. Packers will show they have improved on D. Superbowl Champs Lets get it !!

  15. By Kevin L. Broehm on Apr 21, 2013 | Reply

    Challenging in both preseason games, but holy smoke WHAT A REGULAR SEASON FOR THE GREEN AND GOLD. If we get past the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 I can confidently say a 12-4 or even a 13-3 season for the most talented team and the most cohesive over the past six out seven seasons since Mc Carthy came on the scene (74-38) from 2006-2012 one win short of Mike Holmgren at (75-37) from 1992-1998. Anythhing less then 10 wins would be a HUGH and I mean HUGH disappointment. Can’t say for sure if they’ll be in the Super Bowl, but then again who knows. Just being honest about our appearing in Super Bowl 48, but when the dust clears on that last Sunday’s game on December 29th, 2013 at least I say it will be their third NFC North championship by one full game on Minnesota and Chicago respectively. GO PACK GO

  16. By Scott K on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    Hugh disappointment? Is that the same as huge?

    Go Pack Go

  17. By northerner on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    Eric Torkelson will come out of retirement and give the pack the punch they need for this schedule.

  18. By Salman on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    What do you guys think we will lose by the 49ers right agian? It will be a close game but we will still lose.

  19. By Joe on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    Do you really think the Pack will lose in SF? What do you imagine the Packer coaching staff has been focused on in the off-season. They will not be caught off guard this time. And, if we secure a running back and safety in the draft, the dynamics change. We will need to protect Aaron, but sometimes a potent running game will do just that. GO PACK GO!

  20. By spini on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    upto I saw the paycheck ov $9694, I accept that…my… mom in-law could truly receiving money part time on their apple laptop.. there neighbour had bean doing this for under 12 months and as of now cleared the mortgage on their house and got a top of the range Lotus Elise. this is where I went, kep2.com

  21. By chris on Apr 24, 2013 | Reply

    To be the best you have to play the best. This team and its coaches are up the challenge. This team and its fans do not want to win a championship and have it attributable to an “easy schedule” which would be the claim by some sports writers.

  22. By nvpackerfan on Apr 24, 2013 | Reply

    On paper it’s a tough schedule. But, you never know how injuries will play out for any team. Only chance the Pack has in any game is to protect Aaron. Defense is mediocre at best. Packers need some one other than Cobb to return kicks that can hold onto the ball.
    Pack is drafting too low to get any immediate help so it’s basically the same team. What the Pack should draft with their first pick is a receiver who can get open. The Packs offense has to protect the defense and keep them off the field. I love the Pack, but I’m laying the pts in the 49er game.

  23. By Moe on Apr 25, 2013 | Reply

    A very difficult schedule

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