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.

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  • 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
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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.

OAK-GB Game Primer: National Broadcast on CBS

The Packers and Raiders have some connections, but the focus of Friday's preseason game is player evaluation.

Notebook: Hayward Sits, No Word on Game Status

On Thursday, the Packers previewed the practice format that they will use on the day before regular season games this season.

Thursday Practice Updates and Live Thread

The Packers get in final preparations for their third preseason game today.

On Practice Squad Eligibility, Up-Temp Offense

Young Packers will get another chance to stick with the team this year and next, even if they have extensive playing experience as a rookie.

Live Q&A with Silver and Black Pride


In the first of multiple cross-blog posts, we talk with Silver and Black Pride to discuss Friday's preseason game.

Nick Collins Retires; Rodgers Has Trust Issues

Some of the Packers' young wide receivers have yet to earn their quarterback's trust, but Aaron Rodgers has high praise for a former teammate who's coming back to Green Bay to visit this Friday.

Packers Waive Colt Lyerla, Place Him on IR

The experiment is over, at least for now, but the Packers keep the rookie tight end in the organization at least for this season.

Notebook: Stoneburner, Elliott Get Opportunities

The Packers took the field again on Tuesday, and some notable moves on the depth chart were observed.

TT: "Need to Keep the Best Players" for Final 53

The Packers' GM made it clear that there would be essentially no advantage given to drafted players over undrafted rookies or veterans in terms of making the roster out of training camp.

Tuesday Practice Updates and Live Thread

After an impressive Monday practice by Flynn and Tolzien, the QBs look to repeat in Tuesday's session.

MM the Mad Scientist; Jay Elliott's Tough Road

The Packers' defense is the topic of the day in today's curds, with rookies and veterans alike being discussed.

Notebook: Flynn and Tolzien Both Impress on Monday

The Packers' backup quarterback battle is getting heated, and both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien had excellent practices on Monday.

Monday Practice Updates and Live Thread

The Packers resume practice on Monday of a short week.

APC Gets Rettigulous During Rams Game Threads


APC's activity during the Packers' second preseason game is logged for posterity.

Boykin Impressing as WR3, DL Defends the Run

We wrap up the reactions from Saturday's game today before another open practice kicks off at noon.

Halftime Score Update: Packers Lead 10-7


The Packers take a lead into the half after a great performance by the first-team offense.

Scott Tolzien Takes Over for Aaron Rodgers Against Rams


Apparently his solid performance in the rain last week against Tennessee earned Scott Tolzien the right to be the second Packers' quarterback in the game this week ahead of Matt Flynn.

Packers' OL is Dominating Rams' Talented DL Early On


This is one of many tweets discussing how impressive the Packers' starting offensive line has looked on the first two drives against the Rams.

Packers-Rams Game Thread

Join APC as the Packers and Rams battle on national television in the second game of the preseason.

Packers-Rams Primer: Game Time, TV, Streaming, Etc

We're back with our second game primer of the preseason, as the Packers play the Rams on national TV this weekend.

Tolzien, Tretter to be Tested in St. Louis

We look ahead to Saturday's preseason game and how it should be a big test for a pair of young Packers.

Lyerla Has Torn MCL and PCL; Maybe Out for Year

The severity of the rookie's injury is not yet known, but a season on Injured Reserve seems like a reasonable conclusion at this point.

Position Battles Forming; On the 2012 Draft Class

The Packers' 2012 draft is in the spotlight after the Jerel Worthy trade.

Wednesday Practice Updates and Live Thread

The Packers resume practice at 11:45 AM this morning at Ray Nitschke Field.

Q&A with Football Outsiders - Burnett, Hawk & More

We discuss the Packers' roster and upcoming season with Mike Tanier, who agrees with us that the Packers should be a top Super Bowl contender this year, barring another major slate of injuries.

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