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  • 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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Game notes: Confusion reigned on wacky INT-TD play

Posted Dec 8, 2013

Quarless’ career day highlights strong game from TEs; Crosby runs FG streak to 10

GREEN BAY—For several moments late in the first half, no one seemed to know for sure whether Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon was running back a live ball or just going for a Sunday jog.

It provided a lesson in never stopping out on the field until a whistle is heard.

No whistle was blown when Weatherspoon picked off Matt Flynn’s pass after it deflected off intended receiver John Kuhn and then off of LB Paul Worrilow’s foot.

As Weatherspoon kept making his way up the Green Bay sideline, players from both teams stood momentarily confused, and only WR Jarrett Boykin and G T.J. Lang even came close to Weatherspoon as he went 71 yards in all for a touchdown to put the Falcons ahead 21-10 with just 23 seconds left in the first half.

“I didn’t see it happen,” Lang said. “When I turned around and looked, I saw Weatherspoon was kind of jogging, looking. Nobody really knew what was going on. I didn’t hear a whistle, so I tried to run down and make a play. Obviously, I need to work on my tackling.”

As players on the sideline watched the replay on the scoreboard and saw the ball pop upward off Worrilow’s foot, the way this season has gone for the Packers it was one of those “you’ve got to be kidding me” moments.

“It’s just one of those bad bounces that go against you,” Lang said. “We acknowledged that at halftime and knew we were going to have to play mistake-free football in the second half, and that’s what we did.”

Career day for Quarless: The Packers had been waiting for this type of performance from TE Andrew Quarless since fellow TE Jermichael Finley went down with a season-ending neck injury back in Week 7.

Quarless posted career highs in both receptions (six) and yards (66) while also catching a TD pass for just the second time in his career, and the first time since Week 7 of his rookie season in 2010.

The touchdown, a 2-yard back-shoulder throw from Matt Flynn, gave the Packers the lead for good at 22-21 with 12:01 left in the fourth quarter.

“It has to do with (the defender’s) leverage, how he’s playing,” Quarless said of Flynn deciding to go back-shoulder on the TD toss. “The guy was playing inside enough so back-shoulder was perfect. I was kind of thinking that in my head, too.”

Quarless’ 66 receiving yards were just more than half of his 130 on the season coming into Sunday’s game. Position mates Brandon Bostick and Ryan Taylor combined for four more receptions for 35 yards, giving the tight ends a total of 10 catches for 101 yards on the day.

“As a tight end room, as a group, this is probably one of our strongest games, minus (number) 88, which we’d love to have,” Quarless said, referring to Finley. “I talked about it before when he left, I just really wanted to match his intensity. That’s one of the things I told him in the hospital that day, he was playing with such intensity. As a tight end room, we stepped up the intensity and played hard.”

Long FGs tough duty: With the wind chill just below zero, Packers K Mason Crosby knew that when Falcons K Matt Bryant went out to attempt a 52-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter that it was going to be one difficult kick.

Bryant came up short, keeping the Packers in the lead and also forcing the Falcons to go for it on their next possession on fourth down from the Green Bay 33-yard line, rather than try another kick from 50-plus.

“It was tough out there today,” Crosby said. “The conditions, inside 50, it felt OK, but it seemed like once you got out into those long-range kicks, both (directions) it was kind of knocking it down once it got toward the goal line.

“It was a tough kick. It looked like he put a decent strike on it. You could tell it came off OK, but then it just kind of flattened out and fell short.”

Crosby didn’t have any long attempts but was a solid 3-for-3, making field goals from 40, 33 and 25 yards. He’s now made 10 in a row dating back to Week 10 vs. Philadelphia, matching the 10 straight he made to start the season.

“The footing was good out there,” he said. “Our field crew always does a great job.”

Crosby is now 29-for-33 on the season. He was 21-for-33 all of last season.

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