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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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Win over Cardinals positions Packers for grind

Posted Nov 4, 2012

The Green Bay Packers welcomed the arrival of their much-needed bye week with a 31-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy was already turning his thoughts ahead to the Detroit Lions.

“Six and three is the position we’re in,” McCarthy said of the Packers’ record at the bye. “That’s the last thing I told the team. I think it’s time to take a step back and look at how we got to 6-3, and then commit. It’s a time to get healthy and get ready for the grind, and the grind begins in Detroit.”

That game in Detroit on Nov. 18 will kick off the stretch run for the Packers, a seven-game schedule that will include five games against NFC North opponents. They are five games that will decide the Packers’ fate in 2012, as the Packers try to close the gap on the division-leading Chicago Bears, 7-1.

 Battered and depleted, the Packers bowed their neck and positioned themselves for a second-half-of-the-season run by swamping the visitors from the desert with a trio of first-half touchdown passes by Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers, despite claiming to have been off his game, pitched another touchdown pass in the second half, giving him 25 for the season.

“Very commanding victory for us. I’m proud of the football team for the way they battled through injuries,” Mike McCarthy said.

The Packers’ injury reported lengthened on Sunday when Jordy Nelson, who was in his comeback game from a hamstring injury that idled him the previous week, sustained an ankle sprain early in the game and did not return to action. The Packers also lost right tackle Bryan Bulaga (hip) and linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) to injuries.

The critical moment in the game occurred late in the third quarter, with the Packers leading 24-14 and the Cardinals facing third-and-one from the Packers 2-yard line. That’s when Packers rookie defensive lineman Mike Daniels stopped running back LaRod Stephens-Howling for a one-yard loss that forced a field goal.

If that didn’t kill the Cardinals’ momentum, the next play from scrimmage did. Rodgers completed a short pass to reserve tight end Tom Crabtree, who beat the Cardinals to the end zone for a 72-yard, catch-and-run touchdown that erased any doubt as to what the outcome of the game would be.

“It’s time to evaluate, step back and clean things up heading to Detroit and the third quarter (of the schedule),” McCarthy said, emphasizing his Detroit theme.

The Packers hope they’ll be able to take a healthy team to Detroit. They will certainly be taking with them one of the bright new stars in the game, Randall Cobb, who turned 12 touches into 208 yards on Sunday.

Cobb caught touchdown passes of 13 and 21 yards in the first half. He rushed from scrimmage three times for 29 yards, returned a kickoff 44 yards and a punt 28. He is the Packers’ do-it-all guy, and his impact has increased weekly, especially while the Packers have been forced to play without Nelson and Greg Jennings.

“Randall Cobb is a playmaker. That’s how we view him. Playmakers need the ball in their hands. He played injured today, which tells you a little bit about him,” McCarthy said. Cobb was playing with a shoulder hurt.

The Packers might even be taking with them to Detroit a running game, which came to life for 176 yards against the Cardinals. Rodgers scrambled for 33 of those yards, but running backs James Starks (61) and Alex Green (53) combined for 114 yards, and that’s a significant improvement over the 62 yards for which the two men combined in the previous game.

“I was pleased with the rushing effort today. That’s the way you want to run the ball,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy was complimentary of just about everything his team did, except for Rodgers’ daring recovery of a fumble.

“I’m not a fan of it. It scared the hell out of me. He plays the game the way it should be played. I get paid to worry,” McCarthy said.

Now it’s time to “worry” about what the Packers have to do to make it into the postseason. Ten wins will usually get a team into the playoffs.

“Division games are the most important games,” McCarthy said.

Clearly, then, the most important part of the season is dead ahead, after a short break.

“They got some extra time off. It’s well deserved,” McCarthy said.

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