Evan "Tex" Western

  • joined Aug 05, 2009
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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Manager of Acme Packing Company

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
User Blog

Peppers, Goodson Transfer Hoops Skills to Gridiron


With tonight's NBA Draft on the horizon, we decided to take a look at the pair of Packers who parlayed experience playing college basketball into professional football careers.

US vs. Germany Primer and Open Thread


This is kind of a big deal.

Bostick, White Look for Bigger Roles on Offense

One young Packer looks to drop some weight in an effort to gain a bigger role on offense, while another is bulking up with the same goal in mind.

Only 17 Open TC Practices? It Could Be Worse...

If you thought the Packers' scaling back of open practices is bad, just wait until you see what some other NFL teams are doing.

Ranking the Roster, Players 70-61


Our rundown of the Packers' roster continues with the next batch of 10 players, which takes us ever-closer to the magic number 53.

Clinton-Dix, NFC Rookies Visit Hall of Fame


Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is among the players checking out the history of the NFL today.

Hyde's Punt Return Ranks as 8th-Best Play of 2013


Our countdown of the Packers' best plays from 2013 continues with a special-teams score from one of the Packers' stellar rookies.

Abby Works His Tail Off; RBs Look to Step Up

The Packers have any number of hard workers, and a former walk-on looks to be one of them.

Lacy Looks to Repeat, Rodgers Talks Starr/Favre

The Packers' lead tailback readies himself for a repeat performance in his second season.

Bears Add Veteran Safety Adrian Wilson

The Bears' safeties were not good in 2013, and they're adding yet another low-risk veteran in the hopes that someone emerges from the position group to be productive on their defense this season.

Packers' Roster Depth Defined


We find that the Packers have a pretty good handle on the 13 positions which, according to one NFL writer, define a team's overall depth.

Lacy's Corkscrew Is Our 10th-Best Play of 2013


We kick off our top plays of 2013 by looking back at an incredible individual effort to find the end zone in the snow.

Starks, Barclay Look to Impress in Backup Roles

A pair of Packers who are slated to be backups in 2014 hope to make their presences felt in training camp.

World Cup Open Thread #2: Go Switzerland!


If you were still looking for another rooting interest at the World Cup, look no further.

Packers Announce Release of RB Johnathan Franklin

It's official - the Packers have released the injured running back.

Q&A on RBs, Demetri Goodson, and Return Men


We discuss a handful of roster spots in a quick Friday afternoon Q&A.

Packers Full Training Camp Schedule

We now know exactly when the Packers will be practicing this summer as they prepare for their opening-week game against Seattle.


APC Open Thread #88: All Glory to the Tight Ends

We look back at the rich tight end history associated with the number 88 in Green Bay as we open up this thread to the peanut gallery.

Bowling, Superpowers, and Beard-Favre

It's a video-heavy edition of Cheese Curds, wherein we find the Ol' Gunslinger in a Senate race ad.

Packers Worried Franklin's Injury Could End Career

Reports indicate that the Packers are concerned about losing yet another player to a career-ending neck injury.

Packers' WRs Called "Elite" by SB Nation


The Packers' wide receiver corps is one of the three top units in the league, according to one writer in our network.

Daniels Sounds Off on Defense's Toughness

Mike Daniels sounds off on the state of the Packers' defense and his plan to make sure his teammates are tougher this season.

Sitton & Matthews Sit Out, Harris Returns Kicks

The Packers' minicamp began today with an open practice and we find a new name in the mix at kick returner.

Who Could Be the Packers' John Brooks in 2014?

With an unlikely savior leading the USA soccer team to victory against Ghana last night, we try to identify a player who could come out of relative obscurity to become a critical piece to the Packers this year.

Minicamp Starts Today; Rodgers Attends Everything

The Packers' minicamp starts today with a practice which is still scheduled to be open to the public.

Davante Adams Talks Playbook, Draft, Pet Monkeys

Dan Rubenstein of SB Nation talked to Davante Adams at the NFLPA Premiere event. If he's as good on the field as he is in interviews, then the Packers got a good one.

Which Former Packers are Most Underrated?

Fans love to talk about the best players in their team's history, but who are some of the best Packers who do not get enough credit?

Tex Talks Packers OTAs, Rookies, & Favre with CheeseheadTV


On Friday morning, I joined Brian Carriveau of CheeseheadTV on his podcast, Railbird Central, to discuss the events of the Packers' OTAs, their rookie class, and our reactions to Brett Favre's recent comments in the media.

McCarthy Ranked 10th Among NFL Coaches


He's down a few spots from last season's ranking, and one of the coaches who jumped up over him is a rather questionable pick.

Rodgers, Mike Daniels Discuss Football and Life

Two prominent Packers answered questions on Thursday and though they're at different stages of their careers, they each have a great perspective on football and life in general.

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