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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
  • 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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Points explosion sends message to NFC North

Posted Oct 14, 2012


HOUSTON—They’re back. More importantly, their quarterback is back.

Aaron Rodgers’ six-touchdown performance in the Packers’ 42-24 win over the Texans at Reliant Stadium on Sunday night put a smile on his postgame face reporters hadn’t seen since the Packers offense was in full flight a year ago. The old verve returned to his tone. The MVP was back and that means the Packers are back because Rodgers is the Packers.

“He’s good at celebrating,” Rodgers joked with a subtle jab at Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who mockingly jabbed at the Packers quarterback by doing a “discount double check” celebration following a sack Rodgers said he “stepped into.”

“One of his best performances as a Packer,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said of his quarterback.

Rodgers completed 24 of 37 passes for 338 yards, six touchdown passes and a 133.8 passer rating. More importantly, Rodgers put pressure on the Texans to score points, and that pressure to keep pace with the Packers took the Texans out of their run-the-ball personality and put them squarely into a panic pass mode.

That’s Packers football. It’s the way the Packers won 15 games in 2011 and it’s the way they won this game, which marks a return to the ways of last year before a loss in Kansas City began a mysterious slump.

The slump is over. That’s the message the Packers sent with their explosive performance last night, and it’s a message that will raise the hairs on the backs of necks throughout the NFC North.

“It was a game I was into early. I felt good about the plan,” Rodgers said. “They challenged us. They played a lot of one-eyed safety. We wanted to take some shots early.”

The deep ball returned to the Packers offense at the 11:34 mark of the first quarter, when Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson in stride down the right sideline as Nelson crossed the goal line. It was a scene reminiscent of any number of games last season.

Where had it gone? Nobody knew, but McCarthy challenged his offense to rediscover it, to start gashing defenses with it, and just as McCarthy predicted, the moment it happened the opponent would back off its coverage, which is what the Texans did. With room to roam, the Packers’ receivers ran free on the Texas “prairie” last night.

So ended a week of angst for Rodgers. It was a week that began with a loss in Indianapolis that caused ripples of discontent within the Packers fan base and the media.

“Of course I heard it,” Rodgers said. “Friends like to tell me what’s being said out there. I’ve always played with a chip on my shoulder and I like it when people give me a reason for that chip.”

The chip is back, too. Good!

Next up is a trip to St. Louis, the final leg of a three-game road stretch of schedule. A win would send the Packers home 4-3 for games against Jacksonville and Arizona, before a bye week to rest for a finishing schedule that includes five NFC North games. Those games will likely decide the Packers’ fate.

“This is a team that has a lot of pride. It’s almost good when people doubt us a little bit,” Rodgers said, playing the chip card again.

“When things don’t go well, the quarterback takes a lot of the heat,” McCarthy said. “He’s jumped over a lot of bigger hurdles than this week.”

Be that as it may, Rodgers had the look of a guy who was awfully glad to have this hurdle behind him. He was wearing the look of confidence that led the Packers to 19 consecutive wins and a Super Bowl title. He was wearing the look of a guy who knows he’s about to get on a roll.

 

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