I haven’t taken a solid pot shot at a Packers site in quite some time. But when I see a blatant ripoff like this I really can’t help myself. Not only is it completely uncreative, it’s completely clueless as well. More importantly, where has people’s sense of pride in their own creativity disappeared to? It’s really quite tragic.
As much as it pains me to say, we all know that CheeseheadTV has branded itself solidly over the years as perhaps the number one non-media or team run Packers entity in the world. Yes, in the world. If you are a Packers fan on the internet you know it, you probably go there, and it has a flavor unique to itself. That as it is, the recent opening of CheeseheadTalk.com is not only a disgrace, it’s a slap in the face to creatives the world over.
I’m all for Packer sites. I’m a Packer fan. What I am not for is ripping off the hard work of others. Even worse, ripping them off and doing a poor job of it. Cheesehead Talk has done just that, and needs to not only change their theme but find themselves a whole lot of help in figuring out the facts.
I now will offer my analytical services free of charge.
To start, you are not solely a Packers site. I dig other Wisconsin sports too, but the Cheesehead is Packers. Although the first cheesehead was made and worn at a Brewer game, everyone knows it was adopted and now is primarily reserved in association with the Packers. You may see a head or two at a Brewers game, maybe one at a Bucks game, but it’s all about the Packers and always will be.
You also have absolutely zero creativity. Your site is so similar to CheeseheadTV that it’s scary. From your show, to the little icons on your website, it’s obvious whoever decided to go this route was using CHTV as a model. I’m sorry, but it’s too blatant to deny. Not to mention doing an admirably crappy job of accomplishing your task. If you’re going to borrow someone’s idea at least try to enhance it, not downgrade it to some knockoff-perfume-like copy-cat.
Even with all this said, the worst thing of all is your obvious complete lack of Packer knowledge. In your recent episode you start by coining Johnny Jolly “The Jolls” which is simply stupid. We all know he’s the “Jolly Rancher” so please get that correct. Finally, and most disgraceful of all is this:
Really? Seriously? We have millions of dollars under the salary cap. In an uncapped season? Now that’s a knowledge bomb.
If you can’t come up with your own creative ideas, don’t know anything about the Packers, and instead choose to poorly emulate someone who does it better than anyone else, you deserved to be called out. This is a prime example of yet another person with no creative spirit, trying to make a buck off someone else’s hard work. You should be ashamed… and kicked in the nuts.
You’ve been served. Happy Fourth of July.
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