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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.

     

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Cardinals bringing stiff defense to Lambeau Field

Posted Oct 31, 2012

The last time the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals played against each other, the result was a record-setting explosion of points and yards. The Cardinals won that game, 51-45, which remains the highest-scoring postseason game game in NFL history. It was also a preview of the league’s future.

They’ll meet again this Sunday at Lambeau Field, but don’t expect the same kind of shootout. This one might be more about defense.

The Packers are coming off their lowest yardage production in two years, and the Cardinals managed just three points in a lopsided loss to the 49ers this past Monday. Here’s something else the two teams have in common: lots of injuries.

“We’ve got to keep working. We’ve got to eliminate those mistakes that are hurting us. Hopefully, we’ll get some guys back from injury. It’s really just staying focused on this week’s opponent,” Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt said.

The Packers and Cardinals will also share a bye week following this game, and the Cardinals are especially looking forward to using that bye to get healthy and make a second-half-of-the-season run at the playoffs.

They opened the season with a 4-0 run, then followed that with an 0-4 run. The Cardinals are desperate for a win this Sunday.

“I’m not saying this is the championship game for us, but with this being the last game before the bye week, these guys are going to be all in for this week,” former Packers guard Daryn Colledge said. Whisenhunt said Colledge, who left the Packers in free agency a year ago, has been the Cardinals’ best offensive lineman through eight games.

“If you told me we were going to lose two tackles, two running backs, two tight ends, a guard and we’d be sitting at .500 at midseason, I’d probably tell you that would be a lie,” Colledge said. “We still have a half a season to go and we need to step up, but we’ve got a tough schedule ahead of us. You’ve got to hit your stride at the right time. We need to have a good game this weekend, we need to come out of the bye week healthy and start getting the train rolling again.”

The Cardinals’ problems on offense continue to be rooted at quarterback, where Kevin Kolb is out with an injury and backup John Skelton has thrown just one touchdown pass and carries a 61.5 passer rating.

The Cardinals’ offense is next-to-last in the league in total yards, but the defense will carry a No. 6 ranking into this game, which includes a No. 4 ranking against the pass and a No. 1 ranking in sacks per pass play.

Those are daunting rankings as they pertain to a Packers offense whose struggles in the running game have spilled over into the passing attack. What the Packers do best, the Cardinals are best at stopping.

“They know what the Green Bay Packers can do. I don’t have to tell them,” Colledge said.

Similarly, the Packers know what they’ll be facing on Sunday, which is to say the exact opposite of what they faced in the desert in the 2009 playoffs. These Cardinals are about defense.

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