Coming Up
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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:


Tavecchio perfect on his kicks in practice

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 12, 2013 – 12:57 pm

GREEN BAY–Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy promised an increase this week in the competition for the kicking job, and it began with an eight-kick contest between incumbent Mason Crosby and challenger Giorgio Tavecchio on Monday.

Kicking in a two-round bout from 36, 42, 46 and 53 yards, Tavecchio was perfect on his eight kicks, whereas Crosby’s lone miss was from 46, wide to the left.

There were no field goal attempts in Friday night’s 17-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason opener at Lambeau Field. McCarthy vowed in his postgame press conference to provide some kicking drama in this week’s practices.

Monday’s practice was closed to the public. The remaining practices this week will be open to the public. The Packers play in St. Louis on Saturday in Week 2 of the preseason.

In other news on Monday, running back DuJuan Harris practiced for the first time in this training camp. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy remained an observer as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Right guard T.J. Lang was out; he was replaced by Don Barclay, who was praised for his performance at right tackle on Friday. Wide receiver Randall Cobb was a full participant on Monday. First-round draft pick Datone Jones was sidelined by an ankle sprain. will provide full details from Monday’s practice.

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18 Responses to “Tavecchio perfect on his kicks in practice”

  1. By Ihappydirt on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    So Barclay has to slide for Lang? Why not make Newhouse earn multiple back-up spots on the line?

  2. By SmokeyJoe on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    So it sure seems to me that McCarthy and Thompson’s plan is coming to light here. No need for free agent proven talent to improve our weakness’ just throw in some dude and hope he works out eventually. I really think that they believe all they need to do to win is put Rogers and Matthews on the field no need to worry about the rest. The “only my drafted guys” thing doesn’t work when the draft picks wash out rate is so high. This road of mediocrity they have put this team on is long and rough, 10 years from now we will all be looking back and wondering why we allowed these guys to throw away all those years with Rodgers at the helm. Sorry, I don’t mean to be a downer but this season will show a lot about the future. I’m just a realist.

  3. By goldplater on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    all those supernatural athletes: If only they would have supernatural knees and ankles…

  4. By goldplater on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Ihappydirt: Newhouse is not square enough….

    @SmokeyJoe: What did you smoke? some mindblowing stuff I guess… there are a lot of expensive veterans injured already.

  5. By Pack4Life on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Smokey Joe, A realist? The packers have CLEARLY shown that they are great team and they know what there doing. Everyone wants to put the packers down cause they don’t make any big splashes in free agency, which in my opinion is smart. Also you don’t mean to be a downer but you just Put the whole team and organization down. Doesn’t sound like a fan to me. What is realistic is that the packers are a serious threat this year and truly only need to make a few key adjustments on Offense and Defense. Oh and Preseason doesn’t mean a damn thing.

  6. By smoken joe on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Packers will go 7 and 9

  7. By Pack4Life on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    @ smoken joe – And your higher then a kite.

  8. By OKGOPACK on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Smokey Joe must be a mind-reader, he knows what MMc and TT are thinking. :) I’m glad our team is in good hands. We’ve been in the playoffs 4 straight yrs. and won it all 1 of those years. Pretty terrible, huh?

  9. By Tom on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    To Smokeyjoe, i think their mind set is that everyone that comes out of the draft are insane athletes. Its getting people together and getting players with their mind in the right place who arnt gonna distract the other team mates. Get an insane QB and a team of players who are willing to subject themselves to the plan, and it doesn’t really matter what the plan is, as long as everyone is a part of it, so why waste tons of cap space when the one position you can’t pick up every year is a QB. Spend on the tough parts to find, find people who will be part of the plan in the other parts. That’s why the Packers were able to roll with their success from favre, because they took the few years before favre left to get their next QB knowing you can’t just replace the spot in a year or two.

  10. By Tom on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    And your retarted

  11. By David on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Newhouse can’t play ………….

  12. By Rick on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe Crosby could use a coupla bongs before kickoff.

  13. By axespray on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    So we should ditch draft and develop (which is what the ravens/steelers/colts/patriots have been using the past decade – only resulted in 8 superbowl wins) and go with smokeyjoe(aka Mike Sherman2.0)’s Throw away money and draft picks at old washed up free agents plan?

  14. By xsoup4u on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Cut Crosby already. As long as Rodgers doesn’t get hurt, they’ll be fine. If he goes down, it’ll be a rough season.

  15. By northerner on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    It is great to see the debate between those that think that the future lies in drafted players vs plan B or veteran players signed from other teams. The proof will be in the performance of the younger players this season. Remember experience buys a lot of players contributing playing time in addition to calming others down that need to earn the experience. Don’t be so quick to rip people for their opinion free speech is what this is all about.

  16. By carter Wilkinson on Aug 12, 2013 | Reply

    Smokeyjoe speaks the truth Rodgers has 6-8 years left in his prime and we keep people like Dom Capers as our d coordinator. We need to get someone better to run that defense go look at the stats for our D every year Dom has been here. And for the longest time Mike Mccarthy thoughts were we need to run the ball 50% of the time even if we have the best qb in the league and that is ridiculous play to your strengths. Bruce Arians would put up crazy stats with Rodgers. WE HIRED MCCARTHY AFTER HE DRAFTED ALEX SMITH AND HIS OFFENSE WAS RANKED 32 IN THE LEAGUE. We are wasting our window of opportunity. Get capers out even the year we won the superbowl look at stats, the best defenses to play the game were not “bend dont break”.

  17. By teegardenjohanna on Aug 14, 2013 | Reply

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  18. By PK on Aug 15, 2013 | Reply

    Smokin Joe to many hits from Ali — or the bong ? GB has the right course of action. It is a young player payroll with a few key keepers and turn the roster leauge. Thats why 85 is cryin the “purples” across the river.

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