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  • 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.

     
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    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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    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/

     

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Game notes: Mike Daniels' fumble return changed the game

Posted Dec 9, 2012

Defensive TD was second for Packers in two games against Lions this season


GREEN BAY—Just to recover Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford’s second-quarter fumble would have been a momentum-shifting play.

But rookie defensive lineman Mike Daniels turned it into a game-changing one, scooping up the ball and rumbling his squat, 294-pound frame 43 yards for a TD that kick-started the Packers’ comeback in a 27-20 victory over the Lions on Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

“That was the biggest play in the game,” fellow defensive lineman Ryan Pickett said. “They were driving the ball. We hadn’t stopped them yet. That was the turning point in the game. Big play. You’ve got to be happy for the rookie to make a play like that.”

Detroit led 14-3 and had just crossed midfield for the third time in three possessions when the well-protected Stafford lost the handle on the ball as he tried to throw. Stafford dove to the ground to recover it but couldn’t corral it, and there was Daniels to pick it up, bounce off a tackle attempt by offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus and then race untouched for his first touchdown since playing running back as a senior at Highland Regional High in Blackwood, N.J.

“Whenever I smell the end zone, I’ve got to get in,” Daniels said. “I had to bring back those old skills, if that’s what you want to call them.”

The defensive score was the Packers’ second against the Lions in two games this season. Three weeks ago in Detroit, safety M.D. Jennings’ 72-yard interception return for a touchdown carried similar significance. On Sunday, Stafford’s gaffe and Daniels’ opportunism energized the 70,382 in attendance as well as everyone on the Green Bay sideline.

“That’s what everybody was telling me, that we needed that,” said Daniels, who became the first Packers rookie defensive lineman since Ernie Pannell in 1941 to return a fumble for a TD. “That was a big play. I was just thinking about trying to catch my breath because I knew we had to get back on the field, but it’s just good to bring that extra juice to turn things around at a pivotal point in the game.”

‘Picking’ up where he left off: Eight weeks ago, cornerback Sam Shields got his first interception of the season on a Sunday night game in Houston, and then was promptly injured on the next play when he got kicked in the lower leg.

He’d been out of action since with shin and ankle injuries, until Sunday, when he snagged another interception, this one on a Stafford deep ball intended for receiver Kris Durham. Coupled with Daniels’ big play, that gave the Packers defense two turnovers in two straight possessions with the team trailing and the Lions driving.

“It was like he hadn’t missed a beat,” safety Morgan Burnett said of Shields, who got the lion’s share of playing time as an outside corner in the nickel and dime packages over Davon House. “It was fun having Sam back out there. He brings a lot of humor to our defense and he’s always out there smiling, playing the game like he’s a little kid.”

Burnett explained what he meant by humor.

“There are times where everyone is intense, and then Sam might break a little joke to break the ice – ‘It’s just a game, it’s football.’ You enjoy watching him play, because he plays with passion but he has fun with it.”

Minimal damage: Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson continued his quest to break Jerry Rice’s single-season record for receiving yards with 10 catches for 118 yards, but a solid night from cornerback Tramon Williams helped limit the damage.

Johnson didn’t have a catch longer than 20 yards, and Williams broke up a couple of deep balls to him. Williams drew the assignment of guarding Johnson most of the game, usually with help from a deep safety.

“We didn’t let him kill us,” Williams said. “We kept him in front of us and didn’t let him get big plays, so it was definitely a productive day.

“Facing a guy like that definitely brings out the best in you. If it (doesn’t), you’re probably going to have a long day if you aren’t ready to go. I was definitely ready to go and do my part out there today.”

Johnson, who has gone over 100 yards in six straight games and nine times overall this season, now has 1,546 receiving yards on the year. He needs 302 yards over the last three games to match Rice’s mark of 1,848 yards in 1995.

Repeat performance: In the Sunday night win over Houston in Week 6, Packers receiver Randall Cobb set a career-high with 102 yards receiving on seven receptions.

His numbers on Sunday night against Detroit: 102 yards on seven receptions.

Cobb made a highlight-reel grab good for 24 yards in the third quarter, when he leaped for a high pass near the sideline and tipped it back to himself with his right hand. It might have been his best catch of the season, if not his career.

He was still kicking himself over a play earlier in the third quarter, though, when quarterback Aaron Rodgers went deep to him on a free play, but Cobb dropped what might have been a 40-yard catch. The Lions were called for being offside and for roughing the passer on the play.

“I still left some plays out there,” Cobb said. “If I could have made that catch on that free play, it could have been a bigger game. I’m always looking to get better.”

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