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  • 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.

  • 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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There's no cold like Green Bay cold

Posted Dec 20, 2013

It's not what you did, it's what you do that counts

Rasean from Orlando, FL

I saw that interview with Bill Cowher, and given that he was one of the best coaches in the NFL, it has to give me and other Packers fans more confidence in this Packers team.

Coach Cowher is a straight shooter. He also said this will be a tough game for the Packers. This isn’t your typical Steelers team, but one thing about them hasn’t changed: They’ll still hit you.

George from Sturgeon Bay, WI

I think the postgame incident between Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz supports your belief that postgame contact should be minimized.

It was spicy and I kind of like that, but it wasn’t a proud moment. Show me that you can line up 92 players and 40 coaches and have them pass each other and shake hands without incident every week, and I’m all for it. Let’s see, in a 16-game weekend, that’s 1,472 players and 640 coaches, and no incidents? That’s funny. I’m very happy for hockey’s honor, but I also remember the Red Wings whining and crying a few years ago that Sidney Crosby didn’t show them enough respect in the handshake ceremony following the deciding game of the Stanley Cup finals. Just win and get off the field, baby.

Chad from Stratford, WI

The Packers struggle tackling and defending against a QB who is mobile. How is the defense going to stop Big Ben?

I envision Clay Matthews having a big day.

Steven from Las Vegas, NV

Do you pronounce your last name Ketchuhm or Ketchmuhn?

Congratulations, Steven, you’re in the Hall of Fame.

Roland from Glen Cove, NY

Vic, you wrote that McCarthy seemed optimistic about Rodgers, then Mike wrote that Rodgers did not sound optimistic about being cleared. Did anyone check if Dr. McKenzie is optimistic? He is the only one that matters, at this point.

This is the most fun I’ve had since Bradshaw let that myna bird sit on his right arm to try and make the pain go away. As the bird moved up Bradshaw’s right arm, Bradshaw said he felt his arm get warm and the healing begin. As it turned out, it didn’t work, but it sure made for a good story.

Brian from Ellettsville, IN

Hey, Griswold, where do you think you’re gonna put a tree that big?

In the living room?

Mark from Stewartville, MN

Vic, I’d love to see the Packers go all the way, too, but I’m concerned about the defense’s ability to stop the run. Can the Packers fix that problem at this late date?

The Colts allowed the Jaguars to rush for 375 yards in Week 14 of the 2006 season, and the Colts went on to win the Super Bowl and, in my opinion, it was the defense that led the way. What you did no longer matters. At this point in the season, it’s what you do that counts.

Derek from Eau Claire, WI

If there is heavy snow on Sunday (which is a possibility), who does that favor, the Packers or the Steelers?

The Steelers are a cold-weather team, but it’s 56 degrees in Pittsburgh today and temperatures are forecast to go into the 60s this weekend. It’s been a warm week there. I think cold weather favors the Packers for this simple reason: There’s no cold in the league like Green Bay cold. I can’t help but wonder what the reaction will be on that plane when it breaks through the clouds and gets a look at the ground.


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