Evan "Tex" Western

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  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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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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Family Night: Start Time and Online Streaming


The Packers host their annual Family Night on Saturday, and we have you covered with the details.

Report: Abbrederis Indeed Appears to Have Torn ACL

Sadly, the Wautoma native's rookie season appears to be over before it even began.

Lacy Should be Top Packer Taken in Fantasy Drafts

Though the passing game in Green Bay still earns most of the headlines, Eddie Lacy's production and role should make him the first Packer off your fantasy draft board this fall.

Janis Has Shingles, but Is Expected Back on Monday

The rookie Packer's health issue is finally known, and thankfully it's a pretty minor condition.

MM: No Update on Abby's Knee, Good Day for Adams

Receivers, tight ends, and centers were the big topics of the day in Big Mac's daily presser.

Notebook: Bostick, Lyerla, Adams Are Improving

A handful of young Packers pass-catchers are showing signs of improvement as the first week of camp winds down.

Friday Practice Updates and Live Thread

The Packers take the practice field for the final time in advance of their Family Night practice this weekend.

Notebook: Sean Richardson Still Making His Mark

Young players like Sean Richardson and Alex Gillett were the stars of the Packers' practice on Thursday.

Thursday Practice Updates and Live Thread

The Packers' fifth practice kicks off once again at 8:20 AM Central time today.

Raji Impresses, Peppers Loves Playing Linebacker

It's all about training camp battles now, and the Packers have several players worthy of examination.

Packers Extend Ted Thompson's Contract


The architect of the Packers' roster will be remaining in Green Bay for several years to come.

Notebook: Mike Neal and Jamari Lattimore Return

The Packers got good news today as a pair of defensive players were back on the field at practice.

Wednesday Practice Updates and Live Thread

The fourth practice of Packers training camp kicks off at 8:20 Central this morning. Join us for live updates and discussion.

Tretter's Transition, Bush Fights to Make Roster

Packers young and old are featured in today's curds, as some look to make the roster while others look to lock in a starting job.

Rodgers II Stands Out; Lang's Injury is Minor

Weight, injuries, and expectations are always big topics at the start of training camp, and it's no different for the 2014 Packers.

Raji, Richardson, Bulaga Looking Good in Practice

The Packers' first padded practice found DuJuan Harris returning kicks, a young safety picking off a star QB, and the lines going at it in drills.

Nelson Contract Structure: Low Cap Hits in 2014-15


After getting a nice signing bonus, Nelson will take a pay cut in the second year of his new deal.

Rodgers Happy for Nelson; Hyde Over Ha Ha For Now

We recap some of the stories from the first week of Packers training camp.

Monday Practice Updates and Live Thread

The Packers take the field for their third practice on Monday. Follow along here.

Saturday Practice Updates and Live Thread

We have gathered the Packers' beat writers' reports from practice live and in one place as the team works for the first time in training camp Saturday morning.

Five Packers Start Training Camp on Injury Lists

Thankfully, Clay Matthews is not one of them. Unfortunately, Mike Neal and Nick Perry are.

MM: Packers' Practice Schedules Changing in 2014

The Packers' coach discussed the team's practice habits, roster construction, and player evaluation processes in his final press conference before training camp practices begin.

Training Camp is Here; Nelson's Deal Is Hot Topic

Jordy's expectations for his new contract are the biggest news item to come out of Green Bay lately, but that will change tomorrow when players take the field for the first time in camp.

Norway Curling Pants Maker Has Green/Gold Designs


If you were fascinated by the attire of the Norwegian Curling team in the last two Olympics, you can now get some of their pants or other attire in Green & Gold versions.

Shareholders Meeting and Murphy Presser Recap


The Packers' season-ticket waiting list, games in London, and the NFL playoff system were among the many issues addressed in Thursday's Packers shareholders meeting.

Camp Rules for Rookies: Don't Hit the Quarterback

Those red jerseys exist for a reason in training camp - if you're a rookie who so much as touches a star QB in practice, you'll be out on your ass instantly.

Shareholders Meeting Today; Mac Gets Emotional

In a media-heavy edition of curds, we look ahead to this morning's Packers shareholders' meeting.

53-Man Roster Analysis and Prediction Central

APC's roster predictions will be announced position-by-position, and we'll keep all the posts organized here for you in one place.

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