Evan "Tex" Western

  • joined Aug 05, 2009
  • last login Jul 10, 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

Packers' Injury Rate Among Worst in NFL Since 2010

Only three NFL teams have had worse luck with injuries over the past four years, and none of them can match the Packers' success over that time period.

World Cup Thread: LET'S GO AMERICA


In our Open Thread for the 2014 World Cup, we find virtually no connections to World Cup countries besides the United States. So let's make some up and find a rooting interest or two for Packers fans if the USA gets bounced early.

Matthews, Raji Make Packers' 09 Draft Best in NFL

We examine the Packers' success in the 2009 draft and compare it to the struggles of most NFL teams to find productive players that offseason.

Shields Stays Motivated, WR Group is Deep

The recipient of the biggest contract that the Packers awarded so far this offseason is the subject of today's Curds.

Packers Sign Rookie LB Shaun Lewis

The Packers surprised fans today by debuting a new body to the competition at inside linebacker before he was announced as a member of the team.

Lyerla and Raji Back at Practice Tuesday

A rookie and a veteran who missed last week's practices are back with no apparent issues today.

Matthews Still Sitting Out of OTAs This Week

The Packers take the field again today for their last open practice of OTAs.

Nominate the Packers' Best Plays of 2013


We ask you, the readers, to give us examples of the Packers' best plays from the 2013 season.

Nelson Talks Contract at Charity Softball Game

We've got all the news that's fit to print about Jordy Nelson's softball game in the first curds of the week.

City of Green Bay Wants to Host Future NFL Draft


While it looks like the NFL won't consider the smallest city in North American professional sports to host the 2015 Draft, don't rule it out in future years.

2015 Draft Leaving Radio City; Location Still TBD


The NFL's premier offseason event will be on the move next year, both in terms of which weekend it will take place as well as its venue.

Hayward Looks to Rebound, Williams to Cash In

Two position groups are featured prominently in today's curds - wide receivers and cornerbacks.

Niners Hedge Their Bets with Kaepernick Deal


By contrasting it with the Packers' quarterback's contract, we examine why the contract extension between Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers demonstrates that the team is absolutely unwilling to commit 100% to their quarterback becoming an elite player.

No Scrimmage at Family Night; Kaep Signs New Deal

The Packers have set the date for their annual Family Night, and a rival team locks up a quarterback for several years.


Open Thread #87: Warp Speed, Jordy!

It's time for the latest APCOT, where GIFs reign supreme and Jordy Nelson is this thread's person of interest.

NFL Ditches Roman Numeral for Super Bowl 50


Love Roman numerals on your Super Bowls? You'll have to settle for the number 50 this year.

Tretter Snaps to Sister, Nelson Hopes for New Deal

In today's curds, we find numerous players on the offense, both young and old, role players and stars, in the news.

McCarthy on Injuries, Tolzien, Centers, D Line

The Packers coach discussed some players returning from injuries and some key position battles in his press conference on Tuesday.

How Many QBs Should the Packers Have in 2014?

We ask you the readers about how the Packers should address the signal-callers this season.

OTAs Resume; No Update on Cobb's Contract

OTAs resume today, and we learn that there's no update on the contract status of one of the Packers' top wideouts.

Young OLBs Will Have to Fight for One Roster Spot

With several veterans at the top of the Packers' depth chart, we predict that four young linebackers will have to battle each other for one roster spot in training camp.

On Tretter at C, Raji at NT, and Rodgers' Yoga

Today's cheese curds feature quotes from Packers' linemen and their star QB, plus a look at former Packers assistant Andy Reid's motivational strategy.

The Difference for Abbrederis: Getting Separation

We continue our film study on the Packers rookies with the team's second fifth-round pick.

Packers Players Discuss Weekend Plans


Now that the team's first round of OTAs are complete, the Packers are off on their own for a little while.

Clinton-Dix Deal worth $8.338M over 4 years


We now know the approximate details of the contract agreed upon by the Packers and their first-round draft pick.

Hyde at Safety, Simpler Schemes on D, & More

With the first open practice and media availability of OTAs wrapped up, let's take a spin around the blogosphere to find out a little more about what's going on in Green Bay.

Abbrederis Impresses In First Open Practice

APC was in attendance at the Packers' open practice on Thursday and has a batch of interesting notes from the session.

McCarthy on Peppers: "He Moves Like a Young Man"

The Packers head coach addressed the offseason, the planning of practices, and a few new players in his first post-practice presser of the year.

Thursday Cheese Curds

The Packers opened up a roster spot on Wednesday, but it was not for Jermichael Finley, whose visit was apparently just a formality.

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