Evan "Tex" Western

  • joined Aug 05, 2009
  • last login Jul 28, 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

Bradford Ignores Doubters; House Looks for Impact

The dead zone of the NFL offseason continues on with discussions about young Packers Carl Bradford, Don Barclay, and Davon House.

Jolly's Doctors Clear Him to Play; GB to Follow?

The former Packers defensive end is looking for another chance in the NFL, this time after being cleared from a neck injury.

Strange Packers Crafts, T-Shirts, and More


Babies and pets are evidently big among Packers fans, at least if the Packers items found on online marketplace Etsy are any indication.

Tolzien, Finley, Lacy Plays Are Honorable Mentions


With the countdown halfway over, we look back at some of the plays that just didn't quite make it.

Hyde, Clinton-Dix Ready for Training Camp Battle

Neck injuries and training camp battles are featured in the final curds of the week.

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...

Minicamp Starts Today; Rodgers Attends Everything

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

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