About The Power Sweep

The Power Sweep exists to make you a smarter fan of the Green Bay Packers. We take our team seriously, but not too seriously. Our community of fans from across the world focus on the best parts of rooting for the Green Bay Packers.

Our coverage of the Green Bay Packers is entering its sixth full NFL season in 2017-2018.

The greatest challenge for websites who cover sports teams is how to generate fresh, unique content. Our options are: 

  1. Try to do what professional sportswriters do, only with less access and on our own time.
  2. Try to do something completely different.

We’ve chosen the second option. As a result, The Power Sweep focuses less on being first and more on being interesting. We believe our unique content is different than our competition. Our content is:

  • Less serious than traditional media
  • Positive and optimistic
  • More professional than a typical fan blog

Covering the Packers since birth, but online since 2012

Our humble corner of the Packers blog community was carved out on July 17, 2016. The previous iteration of The Power Sweep, The Packer Perspective, was founded by Jon Meerdink on April 24, 2012 with the tagline, "NFL football through Green and Gold glasses."

The braintrust of The Power Sweep – #86 Jon Meerdink and #87 Gary Zilavy.

The braintrust of The Power Sweep – #86 Jon Meerdink and #87 Gary Zilavy.

The Power Sweep's leadership

Jon Meerdink is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Power Sweep, which began in 2012 under the name The Packer Perspective.

A blogger, podcaster, voiceover artist, and all-around media producer, Jon's first distinct Packers memory is the team's loss to the Dallas Cowboys in 1996. Things have improved considerably since then!

Jon lives in Indiana with his wife and their chinchilla.

Gary Zilavy is the associate editor for The Power Sweep. He officially joined the team in 2016, but contributed in big and small ways throughout the site's life as The Packer Perspective.

Gary's travels through professional football have taken him to Paul Brown Stadium, the HHH Metrodome, the Georgia Dome, Bank of America Stadium, and Lambeau Field.

He currently resides in Atlanta.