Green Bay has no shortage of these sites. They range from straight news to humor, but all of them have one thing in common; they live and die by their team and the passion comes out in their words. On the final day of featuring the city of Green Bay, I think it’s fitting that I give the stamp of approval to some websites that Packers fans should be following on a daily basis (you’d be surprised how many sheep just get their information from ESPN, CBS Sports, or NFL.com).
Acme Packing Company – This is a one stop shop for Packers fans. The site is updated multiple times a day, and the content is a combination of stats, news, and opinions. The website also features a “Fanpost” section, where fans can state their own opinion, and other fans can comment on it. Unlike a lot of website’s I’ve visited the people making comments, whether they agree or disagree, are actually making logical points. Too often you find that comment threads result in people playing internet tough guy and threatening to kick someone’s ass or bang their wife (which is also entertaining). You won’t find that garbage here.
Packers Gab – This website is also updated daily giving Packers fans news, video, and daily injury reports. They also feature a section that recaps each game, which is helpful if you missed part of the game or looking for a different recap than you’ll find on ESPN. Something a bit different they have is a “Police Blotter” tag, so you can look up which Packers are currently in legal trouble. Considering athletes somehow have no problem getting in trouble, I find this addition entertaining (even though it’s not written in a funny way).
Cheesehead TV – I really dig this site. Like the aforementioned sites, the content is updated daily (see a pattern here?), and the content ranges from news to breakdowns to betting odds to opinions. They feature a link to get tickets (the current price of a ticket is $139), as well as a “Packer World” tab, which essentially is a links tab, but instead of just linking websites, the articles from the links are directly on the page making it much easier to navigate. They also have a regular podcast as well as a picture gallery (which does have some fine looking bunnies). If you like it, buy them a beer.
Lombardi Ave – This site serves one purpose and that’s to get Packers news out to Packers fans. The articles are well written and give the reader all the information they will need regardless of the topic. They also feature writers from other teams giving their point of view, in a non-antagonist way (something I’m not used to). This gives the reader a different opinion you normally wouldn’t hear. There are numerous links for fans to find other sites, and the site isn’t visually busy like so many others. I get the idea that Lombardi Ave doesn’t care about frills, they just want to get to the point.
Total Packers – This is the closest Packers website I found that is like The Sports Riot! It’s not the standard journalistic bulls**t you find on a lot of sites. The articles at Total Packers are their own opinions mixed with sarcasm and humor and nothing is sugar coated. They have a message board which allows the fans to mix it up with each other in their own words, and you cannot overlook the “Wallpaper” section. After giving it a view, it might have converted me to a Packers fan. It’s a can’t miss.
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