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  • 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.

     
  • 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/

     

Pregame warmup: Packers must win to stay in first place

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 27, 2013 – 6:31 pm

With kickoff less than an hour away, here’s the final rundown on what matters tonight from the Metrodome.

NFC North lead at stake

Detroit’s dramatic, come-from behind 31-30 victory over Dallas earlier on Sunday forces the Packers to have to win in order to remain in first place in the NFC North.

The Lions are now 5-3, with the Packers trying to get to 5-2 by beating the Vikings. Should the Packers lose, they would fall into a second-place tie with idle Chicago (bye this week) at 4-3.

Tonight’s game begins a stretch of four NFC North games for the Packers in their next six contests. Following tonight’s game, Green Bay hosts Chicago on Monday night and then, after two games against NFC East foes Philadelphia and the N.Y. Giants, the Packers host Minnesota on Nov. 24 and then travel to Detroit on Thanksgiving.

Packers injury update

The Packers will once again be without OLBs Clay Matthews and Nick Perry tonight, leaving Mike Neal, Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer as the only healthy players at that position. Perry returned to practice on Friday on a limited basis and was questionable to play with his foot injury, but he is inactive.

WR James Jones also is not returning to action tonight. That leaves the Packers with Jordy Nelson as the only regular starting WR in the lineup. Green Bay also is a little thinner than normal at TE, with both Jermichael Finley and Ryan Taylor sidelined.

Vikings QB change

Due to Josh Freeman’s concussion, the Vikings are turning back to QB Christian Ponder, the third different QB to start for the Vikings in their last three games, following Matt Cassel and Freeman.

Ponder has started four career games against the Packers, going 1-3. He lost his first three attempts before beating the Packers in Week 17 last season to get Minnesota into the playoffs. In that game, Ponder threw three TD passes a posted a 120.2 passer rating, the highest of his career. For a closer look at Ponder’s numbers against the Packers, scroll down to the chart at the bottom of this story.

Peterson’s performance

The above link will also provide all of Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson’s rushing statistics in his career against the Packers. Peterson rushed for 508 yards in three games against Green Bay last season, an average of 169.3 per game. His previous best in one season against the Packers came in 2008, when he averaged 145.5 in two games.

All purple

For those interested in fashion, the Vikings will be wearing all purple uniforms tonight — purple pants and purple jerseys, along with their usual purple helmets.


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7 Responses to “Pregame warmup: Packers must win to stay in first place”

  1. By Aarnaldo Rivera on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    Packer r awsome..

  2. By jennifer on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    GO PACK GO !!!!! make it 5 and 2 !!!!!!!!!!

  3. By Josh on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    GO PACK GO

  4. By Sergio A Benítez on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    Pofcake

  5. By boog on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    yaaaaaaaay

  6. By buffyprincess on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    Any Roster Sheets for tonight? I love those!

  7. By OKGOPACK on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    Step it up on ST. Come on and tackle AD. Find those holes Eddie and James. GO PACK!

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