Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien runs with the ball in front of Kansas City Chiefs safety Kelcie McCray in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 34-14. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

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Welcome to Lombardi Ave, the Green Bay Packers news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Lombardi Ave is dedicated to providing top-notch Packers news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Raymond Rivard, editor

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Rivard has been editor of two weekly newspapers in northern Wisconsin for the past 23 years. His love of the Green Bay Packers and his drive to reach out to all Packers fans moved him to write columns for select websites in the mid- to late-1990s under the pen name of Apackphan. The opportunity to continue with lombardiave.com has brought him to this page where he has been laboring for the past 2-plus years. Getting back into blogging has allowed Rivard to continue to follow the team with renewed interest.

Dan Dahlke, Staff Writer

Dan Dahlke lived most of his life in Wisconsin and grew up a Packers fan. He currently lives in southern Washington, just outside of Portland, OR, with his beautiful wife. He got his Bachelors in English at Washington State University, where he studied writing. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys writing about the Packers and all things football. Twitter: @dandahlke86

Josh McPeak, Staff Writer

Father of three beautiful girls and the husband of the most beautiful woman in the world. The cherry on top...I get to write about the Green Bay Packers. God is good...All the time! Go Pack Go!!!

James Katorski, Staff Writer

David Burdette, Staff Writer

David Burdette is a staffer on Lombardiave.com. He is nuts about the Packers, cheers them on every Sunday they play, owns stock in the team, and owns several Green Bay jerseys, with his prized one being an Aaron Rodgers SuperBowl XLV jersey.

Jamie Wright, Staff Writer

Based out of Jacksonville, Florida, I am a long-time fan and stockholder of the Green Bay Packers. My favorite colors are Green and Gold, my favorite phrase is "Go Pack Go!" and my favorite hat is a piece of cheese. My past idol was Brett Favre, my present vote for Presidential Candidate is Clay Matthews III and my future dogs names are Jordy and Driver. It's all Packers ALL DAY -- and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Tom Mrozla, Staff Writer

Tom Mrozla lives in Grand Forks, ND and he is in his second year of graduate school at the University of North Dakota. Follow Tom on twitter- @tom_mroz

Davey Miller, Staff Writer

Davey Miller is Co-Host of the 'all about the Packers' show 'First Word" any weekday morning after a Packers game on 1420 AM The BREEZE. He also is color commentator for high school football and basketball for East Central Wisconsin. Davey is a former Marine. He has experienced Lambeau Field personally about 70 times, including Brett Favre''s first appearance and first start, the original Lambeau Leap game, holding Barry Sanders to minus 13 yards rushing, two minus 30 below zero Detroit games, and many others, the Al Harris playoff interception game... Davey is a life long Packer backer and is honored and humbled to be able to bring to Packer fans news and stories about everyone's favorite team. Go Pack Go!!

Patrick Hughes, Staff Writer

Patrick Hughes is an avid blogger, runner, gardener, artist, and backpacker. But once the NFL season starts all of those things are scheduled around when the Green Bay Packers play. Patrick resides in Portland, Oregon. However he grew up an hour south of Title Town in the Cheese Capital of the World, Plymouth, Wisconsin. Packer Sundays help connect him to his family and friends back in the cheese state. Packer fandom has also created new friends for him, as there is a large contingency of Cheeseheads in Portland and many gather at Saraveza in North Portland to cheer on the Green and Gold.

kennkorb, Staff Writer

Currently 23. Graphic Designer/Photographer, with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media. Very avid sports fan, with the NFL, NBA, Pro Tennis and World Cup Soccer being my favorites. Most importantly, a Green Bay Packers fan since I was 6. I'm always searching every day for new ways to enhance my knowledge of my favorite sports and teams, and I love being able to spread what I come across to others and help expand their understanding and appreciation of what we are watching take place. I'm grateful to have another platform in which to do that with.

Coalter Hansen, Staff Writer

Coalter Hansen is a Wisconsin native who resides in Pine River, WI. Coalter knew early on that he was going to be a lifelong Packers fan. He is proud to note that he has never missed a game whether he was watching it live on television or in person. Besides being a diehard Packer fan, he is also an avid Wisconsin Badger Football fan. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors, whether it’s hunting or doing stuff around the farm. Coalter encourages you to leave a comment, positive or negative, because he loves a healthy debate.

Kevin Gibson, Staff Writer

Kevin Gibson is a content marketer, free-lance writer and author who regularly contributes to LEO Weekly, Insider Louisville, AlcoholProfessor.com and other publications and blogs. He also posts to his own blog site, 502Brews.com, regularly. In addition, he plays bass and sings in a band called the Uncommon Houseflies, and loves beer, bacon and the Green Bay Packers. He also published a novel, The Liberation of Crystal Hill, in 2011.

Tim Thomas, Staff Writer

Tim Thomas has always been a major Virginia Tech fan and is currently a freshman at Virginia Tech. Tim started his own sports blog in December 2011, the True Sports Blog, and continues to run it today. Tim joined the FanSided Network in April 2012 as a writer for his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers at Lombardi Ave, Tim started out as a writer for Fighting Gobbler in September 2013 before taking over the job as editor a few months later.

Luke Hanish, Staff Writer

Having grown up in a small hole-in-the-wall town in Northern Wisconsin, we were always known to have a higher deer population than people. One thing we always had was the Packers. After recently relocating to the Green Bay area I cant thank lombardiave enough for allowing me the privilege to write for them! I finished school last summer with a bachelors in Media Business and look forward to writing about anything and everything green and gold! #PACKERNATION4LIFE!

Kyle Engman, Staff Writer

I grew up in Northern Wisconsin, watching the Packers every Sunday with my family. I'm an amateur sports photographer. Graduated from Amery High School in 2012 and currently attending UW-Barron County for a degree in Journalism. Sci-Fi Movie Aficionado. I like Hunting, Fishing, Football, and Cars. I also like to write NFL, a lot. You can follow me on my Twitter (located conveniently below this). Got Comments, Questions, let me know, I like discussion.

Kevin Dickens, Staff Writer

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