Technology brings Packers training camp into living room


 

Sometimes the best things are laid right into your lap – and such is the case with the Green Bay Packers training camp, which is being delivered play-by-play, hit-by-hit, catch-by-catch and fumble-by-fumble by the beat writers who have the budget and time to spend watching and delivering for all of us sitting at home.

Through Twitter, writers from the Green Bay Press Gazette, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and cheeseheadtv are bringing us every moment of camp, with so much description and excitement in every tweet that one feels like they’re standing right there on the sidelines.

Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s a great thing. As a fan blogger of the team, this is right from Heaven. Because I have a day job and can’t make the 250-mile trek to Green Bay every day, this technology is a gift that keeps on giving.

Not only is it fun to watch camp unfolding through the eyes and fingers of the tweeters, but it also provides valuable information for writing future blogs. For instance, one of the interesting tidbits relayed by the tweeters was the fact that Aaron Rodgers and Don Barclay (playing center) had two consecutive plays of fumbled snaps. How often does that happen? I guess that’s what camp is for. Needless to say, both Barclay and Rodgers were taken out – and how often does a $100-million QB get taken out?

Now that’s some awesome stuff.

Anyway, if you’re interested in continuing to follow training camp through Twitter, check out these guys’ Twitter handles:

Jason Wilde

Ty Dunne

Pete Dougherty

Mike Vandermause

Tom Silverstein

Wes Hodkiewicz

Paul Imig

Brian Carriveau

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