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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

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Cobb continues rise to stardom

Posted Oct 21, 2012


ST. LOUIS – Earlier this week, coming off his first career 100-yard receiving game, Randall Cobb talked about getting on the same page with Aaron Rodgers.

On Sunday in St. Louis, Cobb looked like he was on the same line of that page.

Cobb did a little bit of everything on offense in the Packers’ 30-20 victory at the Edward Jones Dome. He ran the ball and caught a shovel pass out of the backfield, and he added key catches from the slot on his way to a two-TD day with more than 100 yards from scrimmage.

“I feel like it’s come a long way,” Cobb said of his connection with Rodgers. “You can see he trusts me a lot more. I’m just trying to be consistent with that and doing all I can to help this offense and help this team.”

Rodgers’ trust in Cobb was no stronger than on a key third down in the fourth quarter. With the Packers leading 20-13 and needing a knockout punch, the Rams jumped offside and Rodgers took advantage.

He let it fly to Cobb deep down the hashmarks, and Cobb hauled it in without breaking stride for a game-sealing 39-yard touchdown.

Rodgers has been superb throughout his career with those free plays, and Sunday was no exception. He also hit Jordy Nelson for 52 yards on a free play in the first quarter to set up the Packers’ first touchdown.

“He’s great at finding his receivers downfield,” Cobb said of Rodgers when he sees a yellow flag on the defense. “We all try to become targets whenever they jump offside. We try to get open. That’s the biggest thing is getting open and giving Aaron a target downfield.”

Cobb had two receiving TDs in a game for the first time in his career and finished with eight receptions for 89 yards. He added a 19-yard run that helped lead to a field goal in the first half, and his 11-yard burst up the middle on a shovel pass preceded his second TD.

His first score, a 5-yard reception, concluded a brilliant 12-play, 80-yard drive to open the third quarter that put the Packers in control. On that drive, Rodgers converted three consecutive third downs, two with passes to Nelson, who had his second straight big day with eight catches for 122 yards and a TD.

“It’s just about executing,” Nelson said of the efficiency on third downs, as the Packers were 9 of 15 on the day. “We just have to amp it up a little bit more when it comes to third down. Those are big downs to keep the possession alive.”

On the flip side, the Rams were just 4 of 11 on third downs, and the Packers kept them out of the end zone through the first three quarters.

The Packers struggled to contain the St. Louis running game early, but the only crucial mistake came when a bubble screen to receiver Chris Givens ruptured into a 56-yard gain. That led to a Steven Jackson TD run that pulled the Rams within 20-13 with 8:50 left in the game, before the Packers answered with Cobb’s long TD.

That screen pass almost went nowhere for St. Louis. Linebacker Clay Matthews got a hand on the throw as it left quarterback Sam Bradford’s hand, but the wobbly pass still found its way to Givens.

“That’s two weeks in a row that I’ve gotten a hand on a screen pass and unfortunately it went out of the gate,” said Matthews, who had one of the Packers’ three sacks of Bradford. “I’ll have to jump a little higher next time.”

Most important is that the Packers jumped above .500 for the first time this year at 4-3 with two home games before their bye week. The team talked all week about needing to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, and that mission was accomplished.

“I think we took a step in the right direction,” Matthews said. “Getting two wins in a row is big, and we’re finally coming home for two games. We’d like to finish this first half of the season with a 6-3 record.”

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