Total Packers Manifesto
At certain times, readers of Total Packers have questioned our credibility because we use what some people would consider colorful language. Sometimes, we make fun of things that dome people consider sacred and that can be off putting.
At times, we’re taken aback by these ignorant attacks. We all have “real” jobs outside of this blog. Some of us have actually worked for newspapers and magazines. We’ve been journalists and damn good ones. But that really doesn’t get to the heart of the matter.
This site was built for one reason, and we’ve always stated that clearly — we look at the Green Bay Packers and the NFC North and we tell it like it is. No one else does that. Total Packers does that. That’s why we have a readership. Most people visit this site because we have strong opinions about the Green Bay Packers, and those people either adamantly agree with us or adamantly disagree with us.
We respect that and pride ourselves on the fact that this site is an open forum. No one has to agree or disagree with us. However, it has always been our feeling that we provide an accurate picture of the Green Bay Packers and their foes (some of them hated) from the point of view of people from Wisconsin. We certainly don’t represent everyone’s point of view.
What we do is speak from the heart. We’re passionate about the Green Bay Packers. If someone asked us what our favorite television program was, we’d say Green Bay Packers football. If someone asked us to name our heroes, Vince Lombardi would surely be among them. If someone sliced one of our veins open, the blood might be green. Or it might be gold.
We make no apologies. Never will.
In fact, those of you who have read this blog for some time know that we put our feelings into words — whatever those words may be.
Why do we do it? Because that’s how we feel — as people who love the Green Bay Packers and write about the Green Bay Packers. And we do it because we know that’s how most of you feel. We know you’re like us — that you live and die for the Green Bay Packers. If you weren’t, you’d be reading a saccharine version of this site that told stories with no emotion or insight involved.
So, we’re going to continue to use colorful language. We’re going to continue to say what’s on our mind. We’re going to continue to tell it like it is. We’re going to make fun of those who deserve to be made fun of. If that offends you, then I’m sorry. If you don’t get it, that’s unfortunate.
You can question our credibility all you want. We won’t censor your comments, because everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Our articles are well researched, they’re accurate, and they’re well-written. Our satire bites, just like satire is supposed to. Maybe some of you ought to look that word up… satire…
And finally, yes, we enjoy women. We enjoy them a lot. Many of you have accused us of being misogynist, insensitive or otherwise.
We’ll guarantee you this. None of the women who have ever worked with us would share any of those opinions.
So, if you’re looking for someone who pulls their punches, is more conservative like yourself or who reads to political correctness manuel, you should get your Green Bay Packers news from another source. These are a couple we recommend:
However, if you continue to read this site — and we hope you do — you will continue to see colorful language, passion and humor.
Frankly, we hope you enjoy your goddam self while you’re doing it.