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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.

  • 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.

  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    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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Increase the playoffs by four teams, four games

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Drum roll likely to happen for Thursday’s press conference

Casey from Minneapolis, MN

The past few weeks, the drum roll has been for the Friday press conference. Judging by Mike’s comments, he’d like to make a Rodgers decision before Friday. Has the drum roll begun for Tuesday’s press conference? Or will we spend Christmas wishing for good news on Thursday?

There’s no press conference scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday. The Packers begin practicing for the Bears on Thursday and I feel strongly Mike McCarthy wants to go into that practice knowing who his quarterback is for Sunday, so I think we get the news in Thursday’s press conference following practice.

Patrick from Paducah, KY

McCarthy stated Pittsburgh had gotten six other teams to jump offsides on field goal attempts this season. What did they do to draw us off?

As soon as I saw Mike Tomlin high-five Kevin Colbert on the sideline, I knew it was a set up. The Packers had it scouted. They alerted their players to it. I looked for a hand flinch on the tape, but couldn’t find one. The holder bobbed his head when he hard-counted, but the linemen aren’t looking at the holder’s head, they’re looking inside at the ball. I don’t know what happened, but I’m convinced there’s intrigue involved. What defenders have to know is that when it’s less than five yards to go for a first down, cool it.

Jerry from Wilmington, NC

Vic, thanks to you my wife gave me copies of “Total Football” and “Total Football II, The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League,” as early Christmas gifts. I’m loving them!

Thanks for reminding me of the wonderfully dedicated man who co-authored those books, Bob Carroll. Because Bob loved pro football history as much as he did, we have a point of reference we otherwise wouldn’t have. The founding fathers were great promoters, but lousy historians. Football’s history is every bit as good as baseball’s and getting better all the time. It’s a shame we don’t know more about players such as Jim Thorpe.

Kyle from Asheville, NC

Vic, over the past several weeks, I’ve seen you mention you would like to see the NFL increase the number of teams that make it into the playoffs. What exactly would you like to see?

I’d like to see the playoff field increased to eight teams per conference and byes eliminated for the one and two seeds. It would give us four extra playoff games without increasing the length of the postseason. Cut the preseason down to two games. Who needs it? It’s already been moved to September. The games that are being played now are too good to keep to a minimum. We need more of them.

Arod from North Liberty, IA

Win and in; pretty cut and dried to me. No need to overanalyze it, right?

But we will and you’ll read it because we can’t get enough of it.

Wally from Springfield, MO

Vic, what do you think about how the refs handled the clock on that last play? It totally cost the Packers at least one more play. I know it doesn’t matter in the playoff race and all, but they gotta do something about these refs screwing over games like this.

The referee and the umpire were out of sync and it cost the Packers a play. I would also remind you that Carl Cheffers might’ve erred on the blocked field goal call. Some would say that’s your touchdown, Wally.

Wesley from Jacksonville, FL

Vic, of all the moments you have absorbed this year, which do you believe will be your favorite, or do you think that moment will come this Sunday? Everything’s set; I propose to my girlfriend today. I had to say it to you because I follow your column every day.

I believe my favorite moment of this season is yet to come. What do you think will be your favorite moment? You know what I mean?

Justin from Oquawka, IL

Bears vs. Packers. You called this one.

Yeah, I saw it in a dream. I was sitting in the press box at Soldier Field, but why was my friend Mel Tucker angry at me? What does that mean? It’s driving me crazy.

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