Why Aaron? Why do you have to be like this?
You won the only fun game of The Weekend of the COVID Return and a defeat by the Arizona Cardinals to your division rival Detroit Lions put the Green Bay Packers in first place in the NFC. You are considered a favorite to win the MVP, which would be the second in a row after the Packers have chosen your replacement. All of that and you actually take the time to go on a cheeky podcast every week and not talk to the quarterback, but you actually talk like a human. Rodgers, because you have to actively dislike yourself.
In the Tuesday appearance of this week on Pat McAfee’s show, Rodgers wore one of Barstool Sports’ Cancel Culture hoodies. Rodgers told McAfee that Barstool founder Dave Portnoy personally sent him the hoodie. Come on man. Rodgers, do you have any idea how insulting it is to wear a Cancel Culture hoodie by Barstool?
You have been intentionally dishonest with the public about your vaccine status and then you are spreading disinformation on COVID is bad enough.
Let us recall then his statement:
“I realize I’m in the sights of the awake crowd right now, so before my final nail is put into my annulment culture chest, I’d like to set the record straight. “
Now you’re wearing a hoodie from a company you had a problem with racism, misogyny, and went ashore in an attempt to prevent employees from unionization. The head of the company that sent you that hoodie was recently accused of some disturbing acts of sexual misconduct – Portnoy denied that any misconduct occurred.
The fact that Barstool even made that hoodie is insulting. All the problems they have had over the years and they make clothes that mock those problems. They don’t care if they’re wrong, they can’t be silenced and they want to rub everyone’s nose.
This is what that shirt Rodgers represents, not free speech. McAfee also distanced himself a bit from Portnoy when Rodgers hinted that Portnoy is a fan of the show. They then continued with a fun conversation about Rodgers breaking the Packers’ touchdown record, why he’s so diligent about not turning the ball, that final touchdown pass on Sunday to Marquez Valdez-Scantling, and Rodgers even made a nice jab. to McAfee. Rodgers said the host on the show speaks three languages, English, Pittsburgh and Fuck.
I liked Rodgers for most of his career. I thought he was the best quarterback I had ever seen until Patrick Mahomes started not casting glances. Rodgers’ interviews were generally good; the profile that Mina Kimes made of him for ESPN it was great – although I don’t think the title, “Aaron Rodgers Unmasked”, has aged very well.
He used to be a fun superstar and now he’s getting Barstool on us. He’s upholding this myth of “culture erasing” as if Louis CK didn’t have a commercial for his new stand-up special during Live Saturday night, and there isn’t a giant electronic billboard on 110 in Los Angeles.
It’s fun like watching Rodgers play football has never been, but as a person it gets less fun almost by the day. It turns out he’s more of the guy who was mad at one piece of puff done about him by 60 Minutes, by this deep and interesting thinker who has spent time with the Dalai Lama. People who have a problem with what you’ve said and done in the last few months, Aaron, has nothing to do with them wanting you to be silenced for having a counter-cultural opinion. What you said about vaccines and COVID prevention was not real and you even admitted that the NFL treated your research like it was nonsense. Who should we trust, the ultra-conservative, multibillion-dollar business that wants their game to run smoothly, or the free-thinking quarterback who ingested horse dewormer?
It doesn’t have to be Aaron. We could just laugh at your stories on the McAfee show and learn more about your thought process as you play. Instead we learned about your thought process and, personally, I would like to know a lot less of it.