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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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Tuesdays with McCarthy

Posted Dec 26, 2013

In this week's edition, the head coach looks back at the wild game against the Steelers and looks ahead to another memorable chapter of the Packers-Bears rivalry.


(Editor's note: Due to the holidays, Tuesdays with McCarthy is appearing on Thursday this week.)

Q. Is that one of the wildest games in your coaching career?

We’ve had a wild game two weeks in a row. A lot of ups and downs. We talked about it potentially being a crazy game and how we needed to take care of the football, take the ball away and the importance of tackling. There were big plays back and forth with the game on the line. I’m sure it was a great game to be a spectator.

Q. Did you expect the Steelers to take a knee a couple of times and then kick?

That’s a decision for their team. I understand the rationale, but after it was evident they were going to run it the first play, we decided to let them score.

Q. Was your offense delayed in snapping the ball with 10 seconds to play?

The mechanics of when the clock started and when the umpire gave us the go-ahead to snap the ball was not coordinated. It obviously doesn’t take 10 seconds to snap the ball and run a three-step drop in the red zone on the 6-yard line.

Q. Everything now is on the line this week. What’s the mood of your team?

They’re excited. We have a renewed energy and an opportunity to play for the NFC North division championship. It’s been a grind to get here, and now we have to finish it. I’m excited to get through this week’s work.

Q. Packers and Bears for the title; as it should be?

As it should be. As I told the guys in the team meeting, I quoted the late, great Steve Sabol. My first year as a head coach at the owners’ meeting, I had a chance to visit with Steve. He was talking about the history of the NFL and how as a young man he was around Coach Lombardi, Don Shula and other great coaches. He expressed the great admiration he had for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field. He told me, “Don’t ever forget this: When things are good in Green Bay and Chicago, things are great for the National Football League. It’s the greatest rivalry in professional sports.” I’ve never forgotten that and I think it’s held true.

Q. Is Christmas an obstacle to the routine, or do you know the Bears well enough that a day off is a good thing?

I like having Christmas in the middle of the week, because it puts things in perspective. It gives people a chance to step away for 24 to 36 hours from work, and come back rejuvenated and ready to go. I like it when Christmas falls on a Wednesday.

Q. What is it about your offense that fits Matt Flynn so well?

With Matt, we’ve gone back to basics. We’re running the football and staying in clean plays. Matt does a very good job of running the offense. We’re a quarterback-friendly system. Everything we do is based around making the quarterback successful, because ultimately he’s the player that has the ball in his hands every single play. The starting point is the running game, and from there you have the protections, protection adjustments, and the ability to have an action-passing game and a drop-back passing game. Matt’s a very consistent, athletic quarterback. He’s a better athlete than people realize, and he’s getting better each week.

Q. Did he play well against the Steelers?

He played very well in spots. If he were sitting here, he’d talk about the two turnovers. They were obviously big plays for Pittsburgh. He did a lot of good things, and he gave us a chance to win the game.

Q. What are the keys to beating the Bears?

We have to play great team football. All three units have to play to one another. Our special teams are definitely going to be challenged. Every year that's the case when we go down there. Offensively, we have to do a good job exercising our game plan, getting in and out of our personnel groups. Defensively, we’re facing a Bears offense that’s hot. Their perimeter players – the running back, tight end and two receivers – and their offensive line is much improved from last year. They’re playing together and they’ve solidified since the first game against us. This is a great challenge for us.

To see previous editions of Tuesdays with McCarthy, click here.

 
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