Evan "Tex" Western

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Managing Editor of Acme Packing Company, the SB Nation blog for the Green Bay Packers

University of Wisconsin alumnus

Lover of all things Wisconsin-related, especially the Packers, Badgers (primarily football and hockey), Brewers, beer, cheese, and sausage.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Milwaukee Brewers
  • NFL Green Bay Packers
  • NCAAF Wisconsin Badgers
  • NCAAB Wisconsin Badgers
  • NHL Detroit Red Wings
  • General Wisconsin Badgers Hockey; Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Winter Olympics United States of America
  • EPL Newcastle United
User Blog

Janis, Adams Making Plays; Thornton Out for Year?

Though depth is a concern on the Packers' defensive line thanks to injury, other positions like quarterback, linebacker, and wide receiver appear to be overflowing with it.

Jayrone Elliott Has New Nicknames: "LeBron" and "Shakespeare"


And if he didn't lock up a roster spot with his performance on Thursday night, I don't know what will do it.

Chiefs-Packers Second Half Game Thread

You've somehow sat through one of the most difficult-to-watch halves of football on the NFL schedule. You can make it for 30 more minutes of "action"!

Chiefs-Packers First Half Game Thread

Join APC to discuss the Packers' final game of the 2014 preseason.

Lambeau Field's Horse Collar Sausage Origin Revealed


The Green Bay Packers were named after a meat packing plant, so it should not be a surprise that one of their big additions to the Lambeau Field menu is a giant sausage sandwich. However, we now know one possible source of inspiration for the new monstrosity, thanks to Jeff Ash of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Packers-Chiefs Primer: Broadcast & Streaming Info

We give you the nuts and bolts on tonight's preseason finale, in which the Packers' reserves will play extensively.

Video: Richard Rodgers Is a Blocking Monster in Madden


Glitches in the newest edition of the Madden NFL franchise have been making the rounds lately, and rookie Packers tight end Richard Rodgers is featured in one found by our own Jason Hirschhorn.

Under-the-Radar Chiefs to Watch

We asked the experts over at Arrowhead Pride about some Chiefs players who we'll see a lot of in tonight's game.

Tolzien Eligible for PS, Rodgers/Flynn Like Denim

Apparently Scott Tolzien is eligible for the practice squad (not that it will matter) and his fellow QBs really, really like denim.

Which Chiefs Cuts Could be Appealing to Green Bay?

We discuss the upcoming preseason game with Joel of Arrowhead Pride and try to identify some Chiefs players who could be made available and would be useful for the Packers after final cuts.

Notebook: Bradford Working at Inside Linebacker

The Packers appear to be planning to take a long look at their fourth-round pick on the inside in Thursday's preseason finale, while a rookie receiver made a few splash plays in the final practice.

Wednesday Practice Updates and Live Thread

The Packers take the field in front of the public for the final time this morning.

House, Elliott, Boykin Impressing Packers Coaches

We look at the Packers media's spin around the locker room from Tuesday in today's curds, with a variety of player interviews and analysis.

Packers Place Six on IR to Get to 75

The Packers used injured reserve on Tuesday to get down to 75 players.

MM on Backup QBs, Four-Down Players, Sitton at C

The questions were flying at the Packers' head coach today about one of the most hotly-contested battles on the roster and the backup plans at center.

On Linsley and the No-Huddle, Guion's Return

Now that we've discussed the injured Packers at length, it's time to analyze their likely replacements.

Notebook: Guion Practices Monday, Makes Impact

The Packers got a defensive linemen back for the first open practice after losing B.J. Raji for the season.

Monday Practice Updates and Live Thread

The Packers practice in front of the public for the first time since Raji and Tretter's injuries today.

Curds Looks at Raji and Tretter Injuries In Depth

The injuries to B.J. Raji and JC Tretter are dominating the media coverage of the Packers this weekend, and with good reason.

Report: No Ligament Damage for Tretter

A report indicates that the Packers' starting center should be able to return after the first month or so of the regular season.

Packers Cut Harper, Rettig, Five Others

The Green Bay Packers took their first steps toward a 75-man active roster on Sunday, two days before the deadline.

APC's 75-Man Roster Cut Projections

APC projects which 13 players will be moved off the Packers' active roster to get down to 75 players.

Rodgers, Tolzien Solid in 31-21 Win Over Raiders

The Packers' starting offense found the end zone on half of its six drives and the defense dominated after a one-play hiccup early as Green Bay defeated Oakland in the teams' third preseason game.

B.J. Raji Out for Remainder of Game with Arm Injury


The Packers' starting nose tackle, B.J. Raji, suffered an arm injury in the second quarter of the game against the Raiders. The extent of the injury is not known, and it is possible that the team is simply being cautious with him. We should know more later after the game when Mike McCarthy speaks to the media.

Aaron Rodgers and James Jones Embrace in Warmups


In a nice show of friendship, the Packers' quarterback and one of his former teammates share a hug before the Packers-Raiders game.


Raiders-Packers First Half Game Thread

Join APC as we discuss the Packers' third preseason game.

Watch Adams' Snaps to Judge Boykin's Fantasy Value

The distribution of passes in the Packers' offense in recent years suggests that a third wide receiver should be a useful fantasy option in 2014, but snap counts in tonight's preseason game should...

Brandon Bostick Fires Shots at Bob McGinn on Twitter


The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn tweeted a report late last night about the severity of tight end Brandon Bostick's leg injury. Bostick was not too happy about it. Granted, if McGinn's report is true, that's a tough blow for Bostick. It is likely that his roster spot is still safe for now, but that remains to be seen.

Lambeau's New Crazy Food; OLBs Look to Break Out

The food vendors at Lambeau have a new mind-blowing item, and we expect a story from any APC reader who tries one at a game this season.

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