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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/



Bart Starr - Class of 1977
Quarterback (1956-71)
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Greatness wasn't necessarily expected when the Green Bay Packers drafted quarterback Bart Starr in the 17th round in 1956. But greatness is what the Packers got.

Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 197 pounds, Starr wasn't a physically intimidating quarterback, and in the early part of his career he was hardly dominant. In his first five seasons, Starr's interceptions (41) were almost double his touchdowns (23).

But Vince Lombardi's 1959 arrival in Green Bay sparked Starr's dramatic evolution. From studying game tapes of Starr's first three seasons, Lombardi saw potential in the University of Alabama alumnus' mechanics. He also loved Starr's ability to manage a game.

And with Starr at quarterback the Packers went on to win six division crowns, five NFL championships and two Super Bowls.

From 1960-67, the Packers were 62-24-4 under Starr. The only playoff game Starr ever lost with the Packers was his first, the 1960 NFL Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles. After that, Starr was a perfect 9-0 in postseason play.

Starr was the MVP in Super Bowls I and II, throwing for a combined 452 yards and three touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders, respectively.

Ironically, the play Starr might be most famous for was a run.

In the 1967 NFL Championship game, better known as the 'Ice Bowl,' the Packers trailed the Dallas Cowboys 17-14 late in the fourth quarter. The Packers got the ball to the Dallas 1-yard line with less than a minute left, but the icy field conditions made it difficult to execute quick-hitting running plays.

During the Packers' final timeout, Starr suggested to Lombardi that he should just sneak the ball into the end zone instead of handing it off. Lombardi agreed and Starr called '35 wedge,' a running play designed to Chuck Mercein.

None of Starr's teammates expected him to keep the ball, but with 13 seconds left he pushed his way into the end zone for the winning touchdown in what remains arguably the most famous game in football history, played at Lambeau Field amidst a wind chill of 45-below.

Starr was voted to four Pro Bowls during his career (1960-62, 66) and won the league MVP award in 1966.

Starr's '62 campaign included a career-high 2,438 yards passing and marked the first of four seasons in which he led the league in passing percentage (62.5). The second was in 1966, when he completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 2,257 yards and 14 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions.

Other seasons leading the league in passing percentage came in 1968 (63.7) and 1969 (62.2), and at the time of his retirement following the 1971 season, Starr's career completion percentage of 57.4 was an NFL best.

Starr also held the Packers' franchise record for games-played (196) for 32 years, through the 2003 season.

Immediately after his playing career ended, Starr became the Packers' quarterbacks coach in 1972.

In 1973, the Packers retired Starr's number 15, making him just the third player in team history to receive that honor.

In 1975, Starr became the eighth head coach in franchise history, replacing Dan Devine. Starr's tenure as head coach ended after the 1983 season (53-77-3, .410, including postseason).

Bryan Bartlett Starr was born January 9, 1934, in Montgomery, Ala.

Starr's Career Stats courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau:

1956 (GB)9442454.53257.392365.1
1957 (GB)1221511754.51,4896.9381069.3
1958 (GB)121577849.78755.5731241.2
1959 (GB)121347052.29727.256769.0
1960 (GB)121729857.01,3587.904870.8
1961 (GB)1429517258.32,4188.20161680.3
1962 (GB)1428517862.52,4838.5512990.7
1963 (GB)1424413254.11,8557.60151082.3
1964 (GB)1427216359.92,1447.8815497.1
1965 (GB)1425114055.82,0558.1916989.0
1966 (GB)1425115662.22,2578.99143105.0
1967 (GB)1421011554.81,8238.6891764.4
1968 (GB)1217110963.71,6179.46158104.3
1969 (GB)121489262.21,1617.849689.9
1970 (GB)1425514054.91,6456.4581363.9
1971 (GB)4452453.32866.360345.2

1956 (GB)5357.000
1957 (GB)31983.234
1958 (GB)251134.512
1959 (GB)16835.202
1960 (GB)7121.703
1961 (GB)12564.718
1962 (GB)21723.418
1963 (GB)131168.905
1964 (GB)241656.937
1965 (GB)181699.412
1966 (GB)211045.027
1967 (GB)21904.303
1968 (GB)11625.612
1969 (GB)7608.604
1970 (GB)12625.216
1971 (GB)3113.711