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Aaron Rodgers says he's "superultracompetitive"

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has landed in the eyes of many league observers as one of the best quarterbacks in the game.  And that’s where he wants to be. 

He’d be even higher if he would get rid of the ball a little more quickly.

“The last thing I want people to think is that I don’t take football
seriously,” Rodgers told Tim Keown of ESPN The Magazine in a feature that landed Rodgers on the cover of the latest issue of the publication.  “I’m superultracompetitive.  But at the same time,
my life is not on the line.  My playing reputation is on the line, but
nothing tangible.  When I tell people I’m not nervous before games, does
that mean I don’t take it seriously?  No, it means I’m not nervous
because I’m confident, and I prepared my butt off all week.”

Rodgers also took a slap at some of the guys picked higher in the draft than the former Cal quarterback, who plummeted out of the top 20 picks in round one five years ago, at a time when it appeared that the team for which he rooted growing up, the 49ers, possibly would make him the No. 1 overall pick.

“I see so many silver-spoon guys, and I don’t think the mental toughness
is always there,” Rodgers said.  “I’ve dealt with adversity.  I’ve dealt with
disappointment.  I’ve dealt with not being picked and not being one of
the guys.  When I see adversity now, I look forward to it.  When I see
opportunity, I make the most of it.”

Though that last part sounds vaguely like the first draft of the lyrics to a Steve Winwood song, it’s a good approach.  And it has served Rodgers well.

It’ll serve him even better if he can get rid of the ball faster in 2010.
  

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  1. Contra says: Jul 19, 2010 7:13 PM

    He’d be even higher if he would get rid of the ball a little more quickly.
    ———-
    He’d be even higher if he didnt have to work with a ‘budget team’. Seriously, the Packers would be a threat in the NFC North and the NFL is your boy Ted Thompson decided to open up the wallet a bit and get some weapons. Maybe even an O-line perhaps. But nooo…there is some sort of margin the “publicly traded” Packers must work with.

  2. Krow says: Jul 19, 2010 7:16 PM

    His offensive line still stinks.

  3. Contra says: Jul 19, 2010 7:16 PM

    COME ON FLORIO!
    We need one more Brett Favre article to make it a Trifecta for the day.
    Im sure you can drum something up.
    Hey…report what time it is in Mississippi.

  4. ganggreenguido says: Jul 19, 2010 7:17 PM

    as much as i think hes a great qb i cant help but think of Ellen Degeneres on testosterone boosters everytime i look at him

  5. burntorangehorn says: Jul 19, 2010 7:18 PM

    Florio’s next trick: implying that Ochocinco rips off Huey Lewis and the News lyrics.

  6. The Oven says: Jul 19, 2010 7:19 PM

    Florio, is he your “Mr. Fantasy”?

  7. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 19, 2010 7:26 PM

    You gotta feel for Aaron Rodgers. This story (of Rodgers replacing Favre, should never have turned out the way it did. Instead, it is nothing less than an astounding saga of self-serving and ingrateful sports not knowing how to handle disappointment. It’s never good to generalize, but when 73,000 people at Lambeau Field shamed themselves in a petty and spiteful, display not usually attributed to the supposedly kind and gracious Midwestern people, fans everywhere took notice. The whole country watched fascinated as fans of the Green Bay Packers bitterly attacked and discredited Brett Favre, their beloved former hero who gave them everything he had for 16 years. They could care less about what he wanted, only about what they wanted – their champion thoroughbred to retire on their terms, as a plow-horse. How did they valued Brett Favre’s contributions, by offering to hoist his jersey aloft as some crappy half-time entertainment at Lambeau Field and writing him a check – nice! It appears they had a poor understanding of Brett Favre and didn’t want to know about or care about the turmoil he was experiencing – over leaving the game and the Packers! By the time they figured it out, he was beating their brains out wearing a Vikings uniform. Maybe the Packers will handle the end of Rodgers career a little differently.

  8. Fire Ted says: Jul 19, 2010 7:27 PM

    For a guy who leads a team not considered “a threat to win the NFC North” the Vikings’ fan trolls sure spend a lot of time talking about how bad the Packers are…such douchebaggery.

  9. j0hnny63 says: Jul 19, 2010 7:30 PM

    The Oven says:
    July 19, 2010 7:19 PM
    Florio, is he your “Mr. Fantasy”?
    ——————-
    omg this.

  10. monet99 says: Jul 19, 2010 7:33 PM

    Contra what are you talking about? Greg Jennings,Donald Driver,and Jermichael Finley are not weapons? You must be kidding.

  11. TheOne says: Jul 19, 2010 7:33 PM

    Yeah Green Bay needs to build on that o-line and give Rodgers more time in the pocket. This would also help Greg Jennings have more time to get open deep so then Rodgers would not have to keep going short every play to Driver.

  12. Emoney says: Jul 19, 2010 7:37 PM

    Contra,
    If the packers suck, then why are all of the experts picking the cowboys, vikings, and packers as the favorites to represent the NFC? You keep hating while you sit on your high horse for winning two games. Every year is a new year. Things change. Every game is different. If the packers sweep you this year, I’m intelligent enough to still say the vikings are a top team, but you Viking fans are too cocky. You can never give the packers credit for anything. If the packers win Tue super bowl this year, you’ll still make up some excuse for Tue win and claim they suck.

  13. .fanball58 says: Jul 19, 2010 7:40 PM

    Good one Fire Ted -
    and your “such douchebaggery” comments applies directly to the poster calling themselves “Contra”.

  14. Gophersnot says: Jul 19, 2010 7:43 PM

    It doesn’t matter how the turd is polished and packaged, it’s still a turd. Rodgers lacks the charisma, drive and leadership to convince huddled teammates they could drive the field and win, Favre did (and still does.) Rodgers is talented but very aloof. Its’ obvious the fans aren’t sold either. (Of course it’s hard to judge his ability when he’s constantly on the turf.)
    Packer fans can scream and disagree all they want. Favre was and still is the leader on the field, Rodgers isn’t and won’t be. His individual stats mean nothing, it’s all about the wins and losses.

  15. bogmon says: Jul 19, 2010 7:43 PM

    Since A-Rodg and Favre are intrinsically tied for years to come I have to make one comment.
    There is a right way and a wrong way to leave an organization and a fan base.
    Last season Aaron Kampman ( a natural DE) was forced into a system that made him play O. Linebacker….he did it hesitantly…and while having one of his worst seasons as a Packer was subsequently injured missing the latter part of the season….the Packers chose not to re-sign him…and after 9 seasons he moved on to Jacksonville.
    Within a week of signing with the Jags we took out a full page add in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel THANKING the Green Bay fans and the organization for the great years and all the love they had shown him in that time….
    He also stated that he looked forward to one day returning to Lambeau with his sons to one day relive with them his glorious days as a Packer.
    ….and then there is Lorenzo…..
    who did nothing but alienate a whole STATE full of fans that gave him god-like praise for 16 years thru the good and ALOT of bad….no thank you……no cordial goodbye…
    Just the intent to go play for the biggest rival and “stick it” to ‘em…..
    There is a right way and a wrong way to handle your legacy!

  16. kello says: Jul 19, 2010 7:44 PM

    Hey Dial-A-Cliche, I booed Brett when he came to Green Bay and I am proud of it. He’s a Viking, that’s what sports fans do, boo opposing players.

  17. Tinbender says: Jul 19, 2010 7:50 PM

    He also says he’s Supercalafragalisticexpealadocious

  18. Calistin says: Jul 19, 2010 7:51 PM

    How lucky are we Packer fans to have 2 great QB’s in a row? I really dig Rodgers style and his play.
    And for the idiot that says the Packers are a budget team. It was the same in the 90′s, and 2000′s, Favre made avg WR look great. He’s still doing it in Minn, look at those chumps, last year they looked notso bad.
    You don’t need a break the bank all-star team to win anything. Hell, look at the Redskins and Vikings, spend, spend, spend, choke, choke, choke.

  19. Contra says: Jul 19, 2010 7:54 PM

    Emoney says:
    July 19, 2010 7:37 PM
    Contra,
    If the packers suck, then why are all of the experts picking the cowboys, vikings, and packers as the favorites to represent the NFC? You keep hating while you sit on your high horse for winning two games. Every year is a new year. Things change. Every game is different. If the packers sweep you this year, I’m intelligent enough to still say the vikings are a top team, but you Viking fans are too cocky. You can never give the packers credit for anything. If the packers win Tue super bowl this year, you’ll still make up some excuse for Tue win and claim they suck.
    ———-
    Wrong – I would congratulate the Packers if they won the Superbowl. You say the Viking fans are too cocky!? You kidding me!!?!?!? Read every Packer thread on here. The holier than thou attitude got flushed down the toilet with Jolley and Underwoods antics. Then when Viking fans called out Packer fans for it all which could be uttered in response was “12 championships”. Ok WOW that absolved everything. You could have a drunk Aaron Rodgers mow down a kindergarten playground full of kids and the only response from Packer fans would be “12 championships”. Come on!

  20. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 19, 2010 7:59 PM

    Fire Ted says:
    “For a guy who leads a team not considered “a threat to win the NFC North” the Vikings’ fan trolls sure spend a lot of time talking about how bad the Packers are…such douchebaggery”.
    “…douchebaggery”???
    What is that, a Green Bay purse party?
    WTF are you whining about? Don’t know where you’ve been “FireTed….” but you better grow a pair!
    Almost a year ago, after it was announced Brett Favre had signed with the Vikings, the internet floodgates opened and thousands of Packer fans unleashed their special brand of sewage. Everybody knew Packer fans would be upset and would react – but holy shit! – nobody expected Packer fans to trip out and go mental way they have. Sadly Viking fans couldn’t resist the temptation to act like idiots and escalate the attacks. After two losses to the Favre it’s now a street fight…
    Word of advice, pole smoker – only a sissy uses the expression “douchebaggery”, you’ve got to come up with better shiz than that.

  21. Occam says: Jul 19, 2010 8:01 PM

    “I’m superultracompetitive. ”
    Totally. And SuperUltraWickedNeet-o!

  22. thewizardofbrahs says: Jul 19, 2010 8:03 PM

    as a vikings fan,i love watching aaron rodgers play.he knows his stuff. i remember the feeling of my heart dropping to my stomach during the first vikes/pack game last year where the vikings scored and rodgers answered back almost immediately!

  23. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 19, 2010 8:03 PM

    kello says:
    “Hey Dial-A-Cliche, I booed Brett when he came to Green Bay and I am proud of it. He’s a Viking, that’s what sports fans do, boo opposing players”.
    Out here in Los Angeles, we thought all the fat women folk were moooing… Thanks for clearing that up.

  24. junior3443 says: Jul 19, 2010 8:05 PM

    Viking Fans how does it feel to know that you are by far the most annoying fans the NFL has to offer. almost every year your team has to raid teams rosters or throw so much money at free agents so they will come and wear those queer purple uniforms so you guys can get a good team for 2 to 3 years at best, is your team not smart enough to understand that great teams are built through the draft for the long haul? You guys played a saints team that had one of their worst games of the year and you still choked the game away.Brett Favre will never help VIKINGS win a super bowl because you
    are the VIKINGS.

  25. Westley says: Jul 19, 2010 8:11 PM

    @Gophersnot – What kind of troll comment was that? I shouldn’t even respond to you, but I want to point out a few things.
    Favre lost the respect of the lockerroom in Green Bay when he felt “distant” from the younger guys. He had his own private room away from the lockerroom to change and get ready in. He’s an introvert in his old age who speaks little unless he is asked to speak (which he ends up spilling everything in his head). Introverts seek a sense of “belonging”, and that is what he got in Minnesota, because they needed him badly.
    And how can you say Aaron Rodgers isn’t a leader? Countless articles of lockerroom teammates express how great of a presence he had! Look at what Charles Woodson said, he said Rodgers is the “best quarterback in the league”. It doesn’t mean he is the “best”, it just means that veteran, Defense of Player of the Year recipients look up to him.
    You say stats don’t count, but then become a hypocrite when you say “wins-losses” count. That’s a stat.

  26. Franchise says: Jul 19, 2010 8:16 PM

    Rodgers is a very good QB. Yes, he does hold the ball to long, but numbers dont lie).
    He does have weapons (Jennings and Driver were the best WR combo in the division until this year).
    The Packers problem is the O line and more importantly the run game.
    If Rodgers gets help in either catagory, they might have a shot.

  27. rudedog36 says: Jul 19, 2010 8:30 PM

    dito bogman. I use to love this guy, and still rooted for him in NY. But to quit NY just so he could go to the queens is absolutly a stab in the back. If he loved the game so much and just wanted to play, he could have stayed with the jets. He manipulated his way to the queens just to get Ted back. To me he is a low life i cant stand anymore.
    Whats funny is everything im saying now, the viking fans said to us for 16years.
    Contra, f of f and pervy. since i havent read your reply to this yet, stick it. im right and you know it.
    Lets see if these kids can come back with anything that doesnt have curse words, gay slangs, or something about people in wisconsin.
    I bet not.

  28. Jeremy says: Jul 19, 2010 8:38 PM

    It doesn’t matter how the turd is polished and packaged, it’s still a turd. Rodgers lacks the charisma, drive and leadership to convince huddled teammates they could drive the field and win, Favre did (and still does.) Rodgers is talented but very aloof. Its’ obvious the fans aren’t sold either. (Of course it’s hard to judge his ability when he’s constantly on the turf.)
    ____________
    I respect your opinions, but you’re confusing Favre and Rodgers when you talk about the aloof thing. Near the end in Green Bay Favre was distant, dressed in his own lockerroom and didn’t attempt to build relationships with his teammates. Just ask Greg Jennings
    Rodgers, on the other hand, constantly had teammates over for dinner. They love him and have said so publically many times. They would drive through a wall for him.
    With all due respect, I don’t think you read the article in Mr. Florio’s post.

  29. Jeremy says: Jul 19, 2010 8:38 PM

    Oh, and believe me, the fans love him, too.

  30. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 19, 2010 8:39 PM

    Contra says: July 19, 2010 7:13 PM
    He’d be even higher if he would get rid of the ball a little more quickly.
    ———-
    He’d be even higher if he didnt have to work with a ‘budget team’. Seriously, the Packers would be a threat in the NFC North and the NFL is your boy Ted Thompson decided to open up the wallet a bit and get some weapons. Maybe even an O-line perhaps. But nooo…there is some sort of margin the “publicly traded” Packers must work with.
    ——————-
    Do you actually believe the crap you spew? O-line was addressed by re-signing Tauscher and Clifton. When both were back from injury last year, no QB was sacked less than Rodgers in the entire NFL. With Lang and Bulaga as backups, they’re sitting pretty nice. How many more weapons do they need on Offense? For crying out loud…they have one of the deepest WR cores in the entire game. Ryan Grant averaging 4.4 YPC and 2 seasons in a row with 1200+ yards on a passing first team and NOT FUMBLING, he’s vastly underrated.

  31. johnko says: Jul 19, 2010 8:41 PM

    rudedog36 says:
    July 19, 2010 8:30 PM
    He manipulated his way to the queens just to get Ted back.
    Lets see if these kids can come back with anything that doesnt have curse words, gay slangs, ….
    I bet not.
    ——————————————
    Wow

  32. Philtration says: Jul 19, 2010 8:44 PM

    Rogers is so competitive that he decided to try out for the U.S. World Cup Soccer team during the playoff game against the Cardinals.
    GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

  33. Adam-Chris Schefterson says: Jul 19, 2010 8:44 PM

    Contra says:
    July 19, 2010 7:13 PM
    He’d be even higher if he didnt have to work with a ‘budget team’. Seriously, the Packers would be a threat in the NFC North and the NFL is your boy Ted Thompson decided to open up the wallet a bit and get some weapons.
    ———————–
    2009 Green Bay Packers salary: $114,597,569
    2009 Minnesota Vikings salary: $99,806,040
    Oopsie. Egg on your face again. At least you’re used to it.

  34. Green n' Gold says: Jul 19, 2010 8:45 PM

    Dial-A-Cliche says:
    July 19, 2010 7:26 PM
    You gotta feel for Aaron Rodgers. This story (of Rodgers replacing Favre, should never have turned out the way it did. Instead, it is nothing less than an astounding saga of self-serving and ingrateful sports not knowing how to handle disappointment. It’s never good to generalize, but when 73,000 people at Lambeau Field shamed themselves in a petty and spiteful, display not usually attributed to the supposedly kind and gracious Midwestern people, fans everywhere took notice. The whole country watched fascinated as fans of the Green Bay Packers bitterly attacked and discredited Brett Favre, their beloved former hero who gave them everything he had for 16 years. They could care less about what he wanted, only about what they wanted – their champion thoroughbred to retire on their terms, as a plow-horse. How did they valued Brett Favre’s contributions, by offering to hoist his jersey aloft as some crappy half-time entertainment at Lambeau Field and writing him a check – nice! It appears they had a poor understanding of Brett Favre and didn’t want to know about or care about the turmoil he was experiencing – over leaving the game and the Packers! By the time they figured it out, he was beating their brains out wearing a Vikings uniform. Maybe the Packers will handle the end of Rodgers career a little differently.
    ———————————————————
    Wow, has Favre got you fooled. You and your flock deserve each other. Aaron Rodgers and Ted Thompson have more class in their pinkies than Brett Favre has in his whole body. You can keep on following your immature, classless, selfish, control freak, etc… all you want. The train has left the station, real Packer fans support the PACKERS, not some selfish JERKOFF!!

  35. burntorangehorn says: Jul 19, 2010 8:50 PM

    Occam says:
    July 19, 2010 8:01 PM
    “I’m superultracompetitiv e. ”
    Totally. And SuperUltraWickedNeet -o!
    ==============================
    He’s from California, not some douchey Boston suburb.

  36. Gophersnot says: Jul 19, 2010 8:53 PM

    Westly,
    If you “shouldn’t respond” to my post, why did you? Talk about troll.
    I simply pointed out what’s obvious to the most casual of observer. I’m not a Packer fan, yet I see it.
    With 2 minutes left on the clock, the game on the line and 90 yards to go, would you rather have Favre or Rodgers leading the drive? If you say Rodgers, I say “just say no to drugs.” The Packers always rallied behind Favre as he gave them the confidence to succeed. Who cares about the locker room dynamics, it’s all about what’s on the field.
    So Favre wasn’t the most friendly with the rookies. Have you ever heard of rookie hazing? Perhaps he felt threatened by a rookie working to take his job. That’s simply self-preservation.
    Recent articles where Favre was interviewed showed he stayed to himself not because he was an asshole, but because he was nearly twice the age of the rookies. The rookies wanted to party all night and Favre wanted to go home and be with his family. He had nothing in common with them except team allegiance. It’s simply deciding what’s more important.
    I never slammed Rodgers, I simply said Favre was a better leader on the field. Rodgers is very intelligent (something of which you have no experience). Typically, very intelligent people have problems relating to those on a lower intelligence rung. That’s why I said Rodgers seems aloof. I can’t see him discussing the Relativity Theory with his teammates.
    Woodson referring to Rodgers as “the best QB” couldn’t be because they are on the same team? Rodgers is a good QB, but he’s not on the same level as Favre, nor will he ever be.

  37. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 19, 2010 8:56 PM

    junior3443 says:
    “Viking Fans how does it feel to know that you are by far the most annoying fans the NFL has to offer. almost every year your team has to raid teams rosters or throw so much money at free agents so they will come and wear those queer purple uniforms so you guys can get a good team for 2 to 3 years at best, is your team not smart enough to understand that great teams are built through the draft for the long haul?”
    __________________________________
    It feels rather nice actually, especially after our drafts produced, Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice, and Percy Harvin who took turns torching Charles Woodson (I forget, what year did you draft him?) and bitch-slapped the Packers on both Monday Night Football and at Lamb-blow field.
    Now go print out this post, have your mommy put it on the refrigerator next to your finger paintings and don’t forget to say your prayers tonight for Johnny Jolly.

  38. Occam says: Jul 19, 2010 9:06 PM

    “Jeremy says:
    Near the end in Green Bay Favre was distant, dressed in his own lockerroom….”
    Favre only started doing that after Rodgers showed up. The “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy doesn’t stop your teammates from figuring out the truth themselves. Can’t really blame Favre for not wanting to get naked in the same room as Rodgers.

  39. Allied Biscuit says: Jul 19, 2010 9:16 PM

    he is really pissy about not being drafted higher. what a prick. get over it, and grow up you whiny baby. if you had been drafted by the 49ers, you’d be a back up somewhere for life by now. i can’t believe he calls waiting to be drafted ‘overcoming adversity.’ my god. get over yourself.
    he is the cockiest player in the league you haven’t found out about yet. just wait. this guy shoots his mouth off.

  40. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 19, 2010 9:22 PM

    Green n’ Gold says:
    “Wow, has Favre got you fooled. You and your flock deserve each other. Aaron Rodgers and Ted Thompson have more class in their pinkies than Brett Favre has in his whole body. You can keep on following your immature, classless, selfish, control freak, etc… all you want. The train has left the station, real Packer fans support the PACKERS, not some selfish JERKOFF!!”
    __________________________________
    Everything you said in your rebuttal is true – I can’t argue with any of it. However, I was pointing out that Rodgers deserved to start his career with a clean (drama-free) slate. And I never spoke of Ted Thompson’s class?
    Despite the way Favre botched his retirement and put the Packers in an awkward position. I like many, felt Favre could have been afforded at least a minimum amount of respect for all he gave over his 16 year career in Green Bay. Attacks on Favre have crossed the line and now include his wife and family and up bringing and that shiz is low class!

  41. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 19, 2010 9:24 PM

    @bogmon
    You said, “….and then there is Lorenzo…..
    who did nothing but alienate a whole STATE full of fans that gave him god-like praise for 16 years thru the good and ALOT of bad….no thank you……no cordial goodbye…
    Just the intent to go play for the biggest rival and “stick it” to ‘em…..”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Well – then you won’t mind when he retires as a Viking and then chooses to go into the HOF as one, right?
    I won’t mind either.

  42. JimmySmith says: Jul 19, 2010 9:24 PM

    Fact remains, the NFL is a QB driven league and your team can’t get very far without a very good QB directing it.
    The Packers are proven talent evaluators as evidenced by the last 20 years and they are in good shape (barring major injuries) for the next ten years.
    That’s why it is so mildly amusing to see our Queenie fans on the post when their record in that department is so spotty and at times, downright awful (See T Jack Off, the most famous jump passer of the last decade). They are so bad at it that they have to grab sloppy seconds from the heap pile of Packer castoffs.
    Its like never getting laid (a common attribute among Viking fans) and when your chance finally comes, you have to take somebody’s fat ex-wife with the pistol grip ears, floppy fun bags, and a close approximation of the Grand Canyon.
    Have fun Vikes, your INT throwing QB doesn’t have a lot of thread in those tires.

  43. Bob Nelson says: Jul 19, 2010 9:25 PM

    Won’t it be nice when the season begins and all these ill mannered things allegedly called viking creatures disappear again?
    With even more patience that franchise will move and we will not have to hear any more of their rude and untruthful jealousy and libel.

  44. Walleyeman says: Jul 19, 2010 9:28 PM

    Viking fans know they have nothing after Favre and are jealous that the Packers have another star franchise QB. Once again we all know Favre gave his all in 2009, he is done.

  45. Howie Handles says: Jul 19, 2010 9:29 PM

    “Word of advice, pole smoker – only a sissy uses the expression “douchebaggery”, you’ve got to come up with better shiz than that.”
    Wow, someone who calls other poster “pole smoker”, has the balls to talk down to other person.
    And as far as the Pack fans, quit whining about Favre. Your team let him go, and he still wanted to play. It worked out pretty well for both teams, and your QB obviously has many years ahead of him. Let it go.

  46. PackersRS says: Jul 19, 2010 9:31 PM

    There wasn’t a single word on the article about the Vikings or Favre, yet the comment section is only about that.
    For crying out loud, people, get off your mom’s basement!
    Damn you, digital inclusion!

  47. Chiefs2010 says: Jul 19, 2010 9:35 PM

    They’ll take the North next year, you can take that to the bank..

  48. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 19, 2010 9:35 PM

    @Green n’Gold
    You said, “Wow, has Favre got you fooled. You and your flock deserve each other. Aaron Rodgers and Ted Thompson have more class in their pinkies than Brett Favre has in his whole body. ”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    So when Aaron Rodgers was running his mouth and insulting Kornheiser, that was a classy move? Personally, I think the classy move would have been to say something neutral and move on.
    You’re putting Rodgers on a pedestal. Based on what I’ve seen in the last two years – if he ever disappoints you Green Bay fans, he’ll be roasted.
    Hopefully your team learned something with Favre: the team GM doesn’t get to decide when a player retires. If the team wants to move on, move on and let the player do the same.

  49. wrath4771 says: Jul 19, 2010 9:41 PM

    Honestly, the only difference right now between Rodgers and farve is about 14 years in age. You can point to Rodgers at the end of the Cardinals-Packers game if you want to, but it’s been a long time since Farve has lead a come back in a game that mattered (see 2008 and 2010 NFC championship games). As for booing Farve, Viking fans will never understand because they have never had a player like Farve. Yes, the Vikings have had some great players, but none like Farve. The only thing that would be close to Farve going to the Vikings is Jeter saying he’s always wanted to be a Red Sox. Though I admit, LeBron leaving Cleveland the way he did is pretty damn close.

  50. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 19, 2010 9:41 PM

    @ JimmySmith
    You said, “That’s why it is so mildly amusing to see our Queenie fans on the post when their record in that department is so spotty and at times, downright awful (See T Jack Off, the most famous jump passer of the last decade).”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Is that the same T Jack Off that helped the Vikings win the division in 2008?
    I don’t think Tarvaris Jackson is the answer for the Vikings, but that’s because I’m hoping that either Joe Webb or perhaps a draft pick in 2011 allows us to find a solid, long term solution at QB. T Jack isn’t a bust, but he’s no Brett Favre. Or Aaron Rodgers for that matter. Nevertheless, he was still part of the NFC North Champions in 2008.

  51. Adam-Chris Schefterson says: Jul 19, 2010 9:46 PM

    VikingsPrincess says:
    July 19, 2010 9:24 PM
    Well – then you won’t mind when he retires as a Viking and then chooses to go into the HOF as one, right?
    I won’t mind either.
    ———————–
    Have you ever heard that players don’t go into the HOF as a player of any particular team? You should’ve.

  52. jrmbadger says: Jul 19, 2010 9:46 PM

    “Gophersnot says:
    July 19, 2010 7:43 PM
    It doesn’t matter how the turd is polished and packaged, it’s still a turd. Rodgers lacks the charisma, drive and leadership to convince huddled teammates they could drive the field and win, Favre did (and still does.)”
    ==============================
    Did I miss a Favre superbowl? He only won the one in 96 right? Cuz, I swear he’s choked in the playoffs ever since ….
    “Rodgers is talented but very aloof. ”
    ===============================
    you must personally know him then huh?
    ” Its’ obvious the fans aren’t sold either. (Of course it’s hard to judge his ability when he’s constantly on the turf.)”
    ===============================
    “Packer fans can scream and disagree all they want.”
    ================================
    i thought we weren’t sold on him? If we weren’t sold on him, why would we scream and disagree?
    “Favre was and still is the leader on the field, Rodgers isn’t and won’t be. His individual stats mean nothing, it’s all about the wins and losses.

    ================================
    11-5 is a pretty good record dontcha think? Favre’s first two years he went 9-7 and 9-7.
    Gopher snot -
    The only thing that is “obvious” is your Viking insecurity. Deep down you know Rodgers is a great quarterback and you realize that your precious team gets to face this guy for the next 12 years or so and that scares you …. To keep your head from exploding you invent reasons why Rodgers won’t kick your sorry team’s butt for the next 12 years …. you tell yourself that he can’t win the big game … you tell yourself it will be OK.
    Well LISTEN UP YOU NAMBY PAMBY CRYBABY …. Rodgers is the real deal, he’s gonna be a Packer for a long time, and HES GONNA KEEP YOUR SORRY TEAM IN SECOND PLACE FOR A LONG TIME!
    Face it, once Favre retires, your team goes to last place.

  53. JoeSixPack says: Jul 19, 2010 9:46 PM

    …expialidocious

  54. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 19, 2010 9:50 PM

    @ Bob Nelson
    You said, “Won’t it be nice when the season begins and all these ill mannered things allegedly called viking creatures disappear again?”
    Meanwhile, JimmySmith said, “Its like never getting laid (a common attribute among Viking fans) and when your chance finally comes, you have to take somebody’s fat ex-wife with the pistol grip ears, floppy fun bags, and a close approximation of the Grand Canyon.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Oh yes, Bob. Minnesota Vikings fans are the ONLY ones who are “ill-mannered”. Or not.

  55. Adam-Chris Schefterson says: Jul 19, 2010 9:50 PM

    Dial-A-Cliche says:
    July 19, 2010 8:03 PM
    Out here in Los Angeles, we thought all the fat women folk were moooing… Thanks for clearing that up.
    ———————–
    You’ll be so happy when your team comes out to join you.

  56. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 19, 2010 9:51 PM

    @ Chiefs2010
    You said, “They’ll take the North next year, you can take that to the bank..”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You are correct. The Vikings will three-peat. Good call.

  57. bigbuck says: Jul 19, 2010 9:53 PM

    if rodgers is a great qb why is he has 17 win 15 lost.i think he sucks i see them go 8-8 this year if that

  58. Adam-Chris Schefterson says: Jul 19, 2010 9:53 PM

    VikingsPrincess says:
    July 19, 2010 9:35 PM
    Hopefully your team learned something with Favre: the team GM doesn’t get to decide when a player retires. If the team wants to move on, move on and let the player do the same.
    ————————
    In Favre’s case, not even the player gets to decide when to retire. He waffles and hems and haws until someone else makes the decision for him.

  59. LordFavre says: Jul 19, 2010 9:55 PM

    Erin Rodgers is SuperUltraGay….
    Once again, the classless, jerkoff Packer fans are out in full force….Maybe Favre was aloof because he new that scumbag Ted Thompson was cutting him out of the loop, and the team.
    But go ahead Ted-o-philes….keep drinking the kool-aid…
    You’ve annointed Rodgers as the 2nd Coming, and all I’ve seen is a guy who can pile up a lot of stats, but not too many wins when it counts….or in another words….
    He seems like the NEW JEFF GEORGE of the NFL…..or a LOSER.
    Packer fans….worst trash in the NFL…

  60. Adam-Chris Schefterson says: Jul 19, 2010 9:57 PM

    Dial-A-Cliche says:
    July 19, 2010 7:59 PM
    Word of advice, pole smoker – only a sissy uses the expression “douchebaggery”, you’ve got to come up with better shiz than that.
    ———————–
    Oh, but the really tough guys use the word “shiz” when they mean shit. If you want to say shit, say shit. Shiz makes you look (more) like a retard.

  61. BigPackBigWin says: Jul 19, 2010 9:58 PM

    Brett Favre has as many road playoff wins as Aaron Rodgers since 1998.
    Yeah, that oozes leadership.

  62. MrHumble says: Jul 19, 2010 10:01 PM

    “I see so many silver-spoon guys, and I don’t think the mental toughness is always there,” Rodgers said. “I’ve dealt with adversity. I’ve dealt with disappointment. I’ve dealt with not being picked and not being one of the guys. When I see adversity now, I look forward to it. When I see opportunity, I make the most of it.”
    —————————————–
    Two comments. He should thank BF, he got to learn from one of the best. Two, he should stay on good terms with BF as history has a tendency of repeating itself. When BF came to the Packers and they started winning again, he was their hero and they proclaimed BF the best QB ever to play………until he left them and then he was “dirt”. You would be well to remember that AR, Packer fans love to bash everyone else but they are no different, it all comes down to “what have you did for me today”, they will be quick to turn on you too!

  63. new prague says: Jul 19, 2010 10:02 PM

    Ryan Grant is better than Adrian Peterson.

  64. Wrathchild says: Jul 19, 2010 10:14 PM

    Well, that’s just Superterrific!

  65. CsanBoySmith says: Jul 19, 2010 10:16 PM

    Face it, once Favre retires, your team goes to last place.
    well said, jmr, insecurity is more than apropos

  66. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 19, 2010 10:16 PM

    Bob Nelson says:
    “Won’t it be nice when the season begins and all these ill mannered things allegedly called viking creatures disappear again?”
    “With even more patience that franchise will move and we will not have to hear any more of their rude and untruthful jealousy and libel.”
    ___________________________________
    Well, well… look who’s come out of hiding, if it isn’t the self-righteous hypocrite Bob Nelson.
    Hi Bob! You have quite a fan following.
    Since you’ve always run your mouth about the “well run Packer organization” and it’s high moral standards in comparison to the Vikings we’d love to hear you spin rapist Mark Chmura being inducted in the Packer hall of shame (guess nobody in the Packer organization has teen-aged daughters).
    Then, give us your excuses for Johnny Jolly, he’s been suspended and is due to face criminal drug charges that could land him in prison 20 years.
    Next on the court docket; The Underwood (and unknown number of Packer participants) hooker scandal. It should break around the start of training camp (or as soon as the police figure that mess out.
    If you fu*king dare, please open your mouth in defense of your hood-rat football team we all want to laugh ourselves into convulsions.

  67. Gophersnot says: Jul 19, 2010 10:17 PM

    jrmbadger,
    Tough talk hiding behind your mommy’s computer. I live in GB and would be more than happy to meet and discuss my “Namby Pamby-ness” anytime, anywhere, name the place.
    I never said anything derogatory, yet you feel it necessary to assert your toughness by standing behind your team. I’m shaking. Rodgers will be the GB QB for a long time, that’s true. But, it doesn’t mean he will ever attain greatness.
    Jackhole.

  68. bogmon says: Jul 19, 2010 10:24 PM

    @ VikingPrincess..
    You-
    Well – then you won’t mind when he retires as a Viking and then chooses to go into the HOF as one, right?
    I won’t mind either.
    ___________
    I truly do not care one way or another….I am a fan the colours on the jersey and not the numbers on them….It doesn’t effect my life one bit how Jocks get their last bit of fleeting glory.
    I am a Packer fan…it’s about history; tradition; and community.
    Packer pride transcends the drama of one slack-jawed yokel with a rocket arm and questionable acumen under pressure.

  69. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 19, 2010 10:24 PM

    Adam-Chris Schefterson says:
    Dial-A-Cliche
    Out here in Los Angeles, we thought all the fat women folk were moooing… Thanks for clearing that up.
    —————– ——
    You’ll be so happy when your team comes out to join you.
    ___________________________________
    Actually we are happy with the Vikings being in close proximity to the Packers. The thought of fat women from Wisconsin waddling around with cheese hats turns our stomachs.

  70. CaptainMarvel says: Jul 19, 2010 10:35 PM

    I could have a 100 passer rating too if I took 80 sacks.

  71. bogmon says: Jul 19, 2010 10:37 PM

    Vikings fans now officially MORE annoying and repulsive than Bears fans!

  72. The Tire Slasher says: Jul 19, 2010 10:38 PM

    “Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has landed in the eyes of many league observers as one of the best quarterbacks in the game.”

    League observers who think Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the game need to observe a little closer. The guy isn’t even CLOSE to being on the same level as the league’s true elites – Brady, Manning, Brees. He’s not even close to cracking the second tier (Roethlisberger, Favre, Rivers, McNabb, etc.) He’s a middle of the pack QB in a pass-heavy offense, the kind of guy who puts up big numbers without the big wins. He’s erratic, sloppy, not very accurate, and takes WAY too many sacks. And his beard is pathetic, too.

  73. Franchise says: Jul 19, 2010 10:44 PM

    @JimmySmith
    “Have fun Vikes, your INT throwing QB doesn’t have a lot of thread in those tires.”
    Maybe not, but thhere is enough to slap the taste out of the state of Wisconsin’s mouth, and yet another division title.
    I’m a Viking fan that give Rodgers the credit he deserves. He is a great QB. I also remember Favre having great seasons while the rest of the team floundered.
    The other trend Rodgers is following Favre in career-wise is inconsistant playoff play.
    Dont worry though, you wont have to see it in 2010.

  74. ACDC84 says: Jul 19, 2010 10:50 PM

    “The only thing that would be close to Farve going to the Vikings is Jeter saying he’s always wanted to be a Red Sox. Though I admit, LeBron leaving Cleveland the way he did is pretty damn close.”
    ——-
    Very well said.
    And as a previous poster mentioned, Aaron Kampman demonstrated how to be the definition of a CLASS ACT. #4? Not so much.
    And to all my fellow Packer fans: I know it’s tough, but try not to dignify the ignorant comments from queens fans with lucid, factual responses. They are just trying to get under your skin because they know they’re wrong. Don’t appease them.

  75. jrmbadger says: Jul 19, 2010 10:53 PM

    “new prague says:
    July 19, 2010 10:02 PM
    Ryan Grant is better than Adrian Peterson.

    I won’t disagree with that ….
    They call him ALL DAY, but the only thing he does ALL DAY is fumble the football.
    AP is incapable of winning the big game – he folds like an accordian under pressure.
    I look forward to him handing off again to Clay Matthews.

  76. new prague says: Jul 19, 2010 10:59 PM

    Missus Humble
    You are one dumb SOB. BF treated AR like crap. He still hasn’t spoken with him since he left GB. What a whiny little bich.
    And don’t even get on that one again….BF chose to leave GB. TT finally had enough of his antics and said, “fine”. I’ll go with the other guy. Packer fans saw that for what it was. BF is a selfish, a-hole who turned on his team and his fans.
    I myself was bitter, until I saw what we had in AR
    There is not one GM in football today that would take BF over AR.

  77. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 19, 2010 11:01 PM

    bogmon says:
    “Vikings fans now officially MORE annoying and repulsive than Bears fans!”
    ____________________________________
    And Packer are fans now officially MORE whiney and bitchey than Cher Fans.

  78. Green n' Gold says: Jul 19, 2010 11:07 PM

    @VikingsPrincess
    Nobody is putting anybody on a pedestal. Aaron Rodgers’ story has yet to be written but it’s off to a fabulous start.
    With regards to Kornheiser, If Tony K. can criticize
    or critique athletes why can’t Rodgers or another player do the same to a reporter? Classless, no, it’s called having an opinion and he shouldn’t have to apologize for having one.

  79. lars thorwald says: Jul 19, 2010 11:11 PM

    A quick Aaron Rodgers story: I remember a game where he noticed that the Green Bay coaches had eleven Packers on the field in addition to himself. He alertly sent one player off before getting in the huddle, thereby avoiding a five-yard penalty. For a young quarterback, that showed he leadership and intellect. It’s especially impressive when you consider a certain 19-year veteran quarterback missed the same thing in the NFC Championship game………

  80. Green n' Gold says: Jul 19, 2010 11:12 PM

    @VikingsPrincess
    Nobody is putting anybody on a pedestal. Aaron Rodgers’ story has yet to be written but it’s off to a fabulous start.
    With regards to Kornheiser, If Tony K. can criticize
    or critique athletes why can’t Rodgers or another player do the same to a reporter? Classless, no, it’s called having an opinion and he shouldn’t have to apologize for having one.

  81. jrmbadger says: Jul 19, 2010 11:17 PM

    “Gophersnot says:
    July 19, 2010 10:17 PM
    jrmbadger,
    Tough talk hiding behind your mommy’s computer. I live in GB and would be more than happy to meet and discuss my “Namby Pamby-ness” anytime, anywhere, name the place.
    I never said anything derogatory, yet you feel it necessary to assert your toughness by standing behind your team. I’m shaking. Rodgers will be the GB QB for a long time, that’s true. But, it doesn’t mean he will ever attain greatness.
    Jackhole.”
    Gopher, I didn’t mean to call you names – No offense was meant. Apologies. It was supposed to be funny (think R. Lee Ermy).
    I do stand by my comments re: Rodgers however.
    I do believe that he is going to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league for a long time, and that fact has Vikings fans scared to the point where they feel it necessary (as you did) to criticize the man and make broad generalizations as to some perceived (i.e. made up) lack of leadership after only two seasons as the starter.

  82. AJD says: Jul 19, 2010 11:19 PM

    Holding the ball as worked pretty well so far – almost 9000 yards and 60 TDs in 2 seasons isn’t too bad. After seeing Favre throw away the season too many times I’ll take a sack over a pick any day.

  83. JJV says: Jul 19, 2010 11:20 PM

    bogmon says: July 19, 2010 10:24 PM
    @ VikingPrincess..
    You-
    Well – then you won’t mind when he retires as a Viking and then chooses to go into the HOF as one, right?
    I won’t mind either.
    Players do not enter the Hall of Fame with a specific team. All of their accomplishments for all the teams they played for go with them.

  84. acers says: Jul 19, 2010 11:32 PM

    BigPackBigWin says:
    July 19, 2010 9:58 PM
    Brett Favre has as many road playoff wins as Aaron Rodgers since 1998.
    Yeah, that oozes leadership.
    ACERS says:
    It’s actually like this: Favre has more PLAYOFF wins for the Vikings in ONE YEAR, than Erin Rodgers has in his ENTIRE 5 year career.
    packer fans evading the obvious: So far Erin has this:
    2009 victories vs Favre: 0
    NFC North Division Championships: 0
    Playoff Wins: 0
    Overall starting record: 17-15.
    Wow…he’s lighting it up where it matters.
    Pack fans won’t say it, because it’s the pink elephant in the room (yes, he is “Erin”, she……err he LOVES pink)—–he just doesn’t deliver where it matters most: important victories.
    The guys has talent, but I just don’t think he has the toughness you want from your qb.
    He is a yardage troll…….puts up great numbers, but kills you with holding the ball, or drop-kicks your playoff hopes…….GOOOOOOOAAAAALLL!!!

  85. mr coconut says: Jul 19, 2010 11:38 PM

    Vikes fans, you can have Favre. He gave you his best last year and the 2009 Vikings were likely the best team in the league, but we all know it takes some luck in the playoffs.
    The worst indictment of Favre is that his then coach and GM gave up on him. The guy has busted big-time in recent play-off games. It’s not hard to see where they were coming from. They don’t take the risk associated with dumping an all-time great unless they are sure.
    So again, enjoy #4 for all the excitement he brings. He’s your best hope, but he’ll never get you to #1.

  86. Wipackman says: Jul 19, 2010 11:47 PM

    LA Vikings

  87. brainranger67 says: Jul 19, 2010 11:50 PM

    Contra, you are one angry fan. Lots of years of missed opportunities will do this to you, that’s exactly why you are trolling this packer post.

  88. brainranger67 says: Jul 19, 2010 11:53 PM

    I’m not sure why certain knobs blame Florio for the articles posted, he is transferring articles written by actual journalists, or do you think he has the time to write for all of these newspapers…

  89. Doral4720 says: Jul 19, 2010 11:53 PM

    Brad Childress in Mississippi to kiss Brett Favre’s butt one more time. Even if he plays this year, how much longer do you think he’ll play? Let’s hope another 20 because there is nobody to replace him.

  90. SwedishMurderMachine says: Jul 19, 2010 11:57 PM

    Rodgers is a good QB but these comments make him sounds like a whiny little bitch. Is he seriously still crying about where he was drafted 5 years ago? Get over yourself dude. You weren’t the number one draft pick and you had to win over some teammates? How did you ever survive such disappointment and adversity.

  91. WaffleStomp says: Jul 20, 2010 12:06 AM

    I am and always will be a Green Bay Packers fan.
    I was raised to despise and hate the Bears, as they have always been our chief rivals.
    Regardless, I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Bears. They are old school football with great fans and I really enjoy our mutual animosity.
    The Vikings, on the other hand, are cheap and pathetic imitations. And I will rarely dignify their fans stupid comments and general lack of football knowlege.
    I lived in Minnesota for 7 years in the ’90s (job opportunity) and let me honestly say that you will never find more clueless and classless football fans.
    And talk about fair weather. I mean the complete apathy these fans showed for their team was unbelievable.
    It wasn’t till Moss was drafted that they showed they actually had a pulse and it’s the same thing all over again with Favre.
    I just can’t wait until Brett finally does retire so these slugs can crawl back under their rock.
    To the real NFL Football fans out there, here’s to the new season full of promise and hope.
    Whichever flag you fly.

  92. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 20, 2010 12:12 AM

    @JJV
    You said, “Players do not enter the Hall of Fame with a specific team. All of their accomplishments for all the teams they played for go with them.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I’m aware of how the players are represented. In fact, I agree with the system because each player’s career is his own. I lived in Cincinnati for a couple of years and made the trip to Canton.
    I was just being combative – I’ve seen plenty of Packer fans say that Favre is their legend & that he’ll go into the HOF as a Packer, blah blah blah. I have even seen some Pack fans state that they have more HOFers than the Vikings. You try pointing out that all of the team logos will appear – and you get back “He’ll always be a Packer!”
    I have a couple of friends who are Packer fans and I had fun throwing that quote out to them a couple of times last year – and they went nuts. It was fun. :)

  93. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 20, 2010 12:15 AM

    @Green n’Gold
    You said, “With regards to Kornheiser, If Tony K. can criticize or critique athletes why can’t Rodgers or another player do the same to a reporter? Classless, no, it’s called having an opinion and he shouldn’t have to apologize for having one.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Kornheiser is a commentator. It’s his job. If it was so classy, why did Rodgers apologize after the fact? You don’t have to apologize typically for being classy.

  94. packers4life says: Jul 20, 2010 12:21 AM

    “He does have weapons (Jennings and Driver were the best WR combo in the division until this year).”
    There is absolutely no way in hell Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin are the best WR combo in the division. It is clearly Driver and Jennings mainly because they both had more than one good year, unlike Rice and Harvin.

  95. packers4life says: Jul 20, 2010 12:26 AM

    “if rodgers is a great qb why is he has 17 win 15 lost.i think he sucks i see them go 8-8 this year if that”
    Last time I checked, teams won games not one player, dumbass.

  96. bigbuck says: Jul 20, 2010 12:35 AM

    how long do you think rodgers going to last if he is picking is skinny ass off the ground .i see one or 2 more years .teddy boy wont open is wallet to get him some help .packers have the worst offence of line . and they only beat 2 teams last year with a winning record and got beat by tampa the worst team in nfl . so dream on packer fans lol

  97. Passrusher76 says: Jul 20, 2010 1:00 AM

    How can any sane person be a Packer fan?? Makes me ill even thinking about it.

  98. ItalianStallion says: Jul 20, 2010 1:05 AM

    Is this guy complaining about being picked at 20? Maybe he doesn’t realize that he’s considered a “silver spoon player” by the 6+ rounds of players picked after him (and undrafted FAs).

  99. Wick says: Jul 20, 2010 1:08 AM

    Here’s one Western PA born and raised Steeler fan who has a lot of respect and admiration for the Aaron Rodgers Experience.
    Dude is nails. All these pencil-pushing cupcake hacks who claim he holds onto the ball too long have never fastened a chinstrap in their life.
    Rodgers is a beast – and he has class. Anyone whose ever played any meaningful level of organized pig (on either side of the ball), coached or captained gets this. The people who don’t get it are the Tony Kornholes of the world —— comb over wispy-haired pansies.

  100. gotsix? says: Jul 20, 2010 1:21 AM

    if you people had more to do up there than make cheese and fish for walleye you wouldn’t have so many damn posts…is it snowing yet?

  101. RealMenDONTWearPurple says: Jul 20, 2010 1:23 AM

    This will be Favres last year, and he will choke again, just like the viking’s franchise does every year they do good. You know its going to happen, just like you know the sun will rise every morning.
    All you viking fans think you have all the answers to what happened with Favre and the Packers. Well you don’t, you where probably to busy choking, or watching Fargo….
    You can say what you want about the Packers organization and its fans, but its still not going to change the fact the Rodgers is a top 5 quarterback in this league. All these experts can’t be wrong, so stop drinking your own kool-aid take off the blinders (And your skirts) and pay attention to what the PROFFESIONALS are saying….(morons)

  102. sharkattack says: Jul 20, 2010 2:37 AM

    Does anyone else ever get the impression that Mike Florio is a Vikings fan?
    lol

  103. alphamail says: Jul 20, 2010 8:24 AM

    You gotta feel for Aaron Rodgers. This story (of Rodgers replacing Favre, should never have turned out the way it did. Instead, it is nothing less than an astounding saga of self-serving and ingrateful sports not knowing how to handle disappointment. It’s never good to generalize, but when 73,000 people at Lambeau Field shamed themselves in a petty and spiteful, display not usually attributed to the supposedly kind and gracious Midwestern people, fans everywhere took notice. The whole country watched fascinated as fans of the Green Bay Packers bitterly attacked and discredited Brett Favre, their beloved former hero who gave them everything he had for 16 years. They could care less about what he wanted, only about what they wanted – their champion thoroughbred to retire on their terms, as a plow-horse. How did they valued Brett Favre’s contributions, by offering to hoist his jersey aloft as some crappy half-time entertainment at Lambeau Field and writing him a check – nice! It appears they had a poor understanding of Brett Favre and didn’t want to know about or care about the turmoil he was experiencing – over leaving the game and the Packers! By the time they figured it out, he was beating their brains out wearing a Vikings uniform. Maybe the Packers will handle the end of Rodgers career a little differently.
    ______________
    Sorry if this breaks your fragile little heart, but sports fans boo their rivals during games. It’s nothing personal for the other 52 Vikings and it’s nothing personal for Favre either. Were/are Packer fans bitter? Of course – they have blood pumping through their veins and it was an emotional storyline. But I’m tired of hearing about how fans somehow lacked class by booing him. It’s a football game, not a Medal of Honor ceremony. Deal with it. If anyone lacked class, it was Favre for not even acknowledging or thanking his fans after 16 seasons of unbridled support.
    If you’re so appalled by all of that, then maybe football isn’t for you.

  104. radioboy20010 says: Jul 20, 2010 8:28 AM

    Part of the Brent Gump, er, Brett Favre story that wasn’t pounded to hell was the relationship between Favre and Rodgers. They never were close, and Gump, er, Favre always wants to be center stage. The understudy was beginning to know his lines as well as the main actor. So that irritated Gump, er, Favre that the coaching staff would pay attention to the fair-haired boy.
    It was no secret the Vikings had talent, and an offense friendly to Favre. McCarthy wanted Favre to work his offense, not the offense Favre liked because, well, he couldn’t run the show.
    As far as the Packers allegedly disgracing Gump, er, Favre, methinks the Packer haters above forgot the Packers were willing to toss millions Favre’s way if he stayed retired.
    And, by the way, he still isn’t the greatest Packer of all time. That still belongs to Don Hutson.
    Favre: NFL Hall of Fame 2016.
    Packers Hall of Fame 2075.

  105. AxeSpray says: Jul 20, 2010 8:37 AM

    Gophersnot says:
    July 19, 2010 7:43 PM
    It doesn’t matter how the turd is polished and packaged, it’s still a turd. Rodgers lacks the charisma, drive and leadership to convince huddled teammates they could drive the field and win, Favre did (and still does.) Rodgers is talented but very aloof. Its’ obvious the fans aren’t sold either. (Of course it’s hard to judge his ability when he’s constantly on the turf.)
    Packer fans can scream and disagree all they want. Favre was and still is the leader on the field, Rodgers isn’t and won’t be. His individual stats mean nothing, it’s all about the wins and losses.
    ^ and you’ve been in the huddle, on the field, grinding it out with the rest of the guys in an NFL game how many times?

  106. AxeSpray says: Jul 20, 2010 8:45 AM

    Passrusher76 says:
    July 20, 2010 1:00 AM
    How can any sane person be a Packer fan?? Makes me ill even thinking about it.
    ^ probably cause you’re a retard ass clown that has no passion for football?

  107. RC IV says: Jul 20, 2010 8:56 AM

    new prague says:
    July 19, 2010 10:02 PM
    Ryan Grant is better than Adrian Peterson.
    ======================
    New Fague:
    You just made yourself irrelevant on this site.
    Good job.
    You obviously do not know anything about football.

  108. Ambrose says: Jul 20, 2010 9:17 AM

    Contra says:
    July 19, 2010 7:13 PM
    He’d be even higher if he didnt have to work with a ‘budget team’.
    ——————————————-
    That budget team was only one regular season game behind the “all-in” no-holds-barred whatever it takes Vikings. Shouldn’t there have been a bigger gap between these two teams, or are the Vikings overrated? It can’t be both.

  109. Ambrose says: Jul 20, 2010 9:20 AM

    Wick says:
    July 20, 2010 1:08 AM
    Here’s one Western PA born and raised Steeler fan who has a lot of respect and admiration for the Aaron Rodgers Experience.
    Dude is nails
    ——————————————–
    Thank you for your comments. It is always refreshing to read an opinion that is unbiased, correct, and not some idiot Viking troll with their same ‘ol same ‘ol.

  110. Strick says: Jul 20, 2010 9:27 AM

    Wow.
    108 comments on an Aaron Rodgers article.
    ~5 comments actually about Rodgers (or the article)
    ~30 comments about Favre.
    ~70 comments with Packers fans and Vikings fans calling each other names.
    Think I’m done reading comments…

  111. lars thorwald says: Jul 20, 2010 9:33 AM

    Don’t be too hard on Vikings fans. Every season in team history has ended either by missing the playoffs or losing their last game. Every single one, no exceptions. That would make anyone a little hostile.
    Someday they may know what it feels like to be a champion. But I don’t think it will be this year, and the window is getting smaller on the current group……

  112. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 20, 2010 10:36 AM

    # VikingsPrincess says: July 19, 2010 9:24 PM
    @bogmon
    You said, “….and then there is Lorenzo…..
    who did nothing but alienate a whole STATE full of fans that gave him god-like praise for 16 years thru the good and ALOT of bad….no thank you……no cordial goodbye…
    Just the intent to go play for the biggest rival and “stick it” to ‘em…..”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~
    Well – then you won’t mind when he retires as a Viking and then chooses to go into the HOF as one, right?
    I won’t mind either.
    ————————–
    God you Vikings fans are idiots. You don’t even understand how the HOF works. You don’t go into the HOF as a MEMBER OF ANY TEAM. You go in as yourself and it lists the teams that you played for.

  113. Supersuckers says: Jul 20, 2010 10:49 AM

    Contra says:
    July 19, 2010 7:13 PM
    He’d be even higher if he would get rid of the ball a little more quickly.
    ———-
    He’d be even higher if he didnt have to work with a ‘budget team’. Seriously, the Packers would be a threat in the NFC North and the NFL is your boy Ted Thompson decided to open up the wallet a bit and get some weapons. Maybe even an O-line perhaps. But nooo…there is some sort of margin the “publicly traded” Packers must work with.
    ————–
    you are still an idiot that doesnt get it.

  114. RC IV says: Jul 20, 2010 11:16 AM

    Supersuckers says:
    July 20, 2010 10:49 AM
    Contra says:
    July 19, 2010 7:13 PM
    He’d be even higher if he would get rid of the ball a little more quickly.
    ———-
    He’d be even higher if he didnt have to work with a ‘budget team’. Seriously, the Packers would be a threat in the NFC North and the NFL is your boy Ted Thompson decided to open up the wallet a bit and get some weapons. Maybe even an O-line perhaps. But nooo…there is some sort of margin the “publicly traded” Packers must work with.
    ————–
    you are still an idiot that doesnt get it.
    ==========================
    Pot, meet kettle.
    It’s amusing that anyone that doesn’t agree with your line of thinking is an idiot.
    If the packers spent a lot of money, you’d be trumpeting that as the way to run a franchise.
    You will follow the “company line” no matter what it is, because you are a homer.

  115. Supersuckers says: Jul 20, 2010 11:27 AM

    RC IV says:
    July 20, 2010 11:16 AM
    Supersuckers says:
    July 20, 2010 10:49 AM
    Contra says:
    July 19, 2010 7:13 PM
    He’d be even higher if he would get rid of the ball a little more quickly.
    ———-
    He’d be even higher if he didnt have to work with a ‘budget team’. Seriously, the Packers would be a threat in the NFC North and the NFL is your boy Ted Thompson decided to open up the wallet a bit and get some weapons. Maybe even an O-line perhaps. But nooo…there is some sort of margin the “publicly traded” Packers must work with.
    ————–
    you are still an idiot that doesnt get it.
    ==================== ======
    Pot, meet kettle.
    It’s amusing that anyone that doesn’t agree with your line of thinking is an idiot.
    If the packers spent a lot of money, you’d be trumpeting that as the way to run a franchise.
    You will follow the “company line” no matter what it is, because you are a homer.
    ——————–
    See the post above where it displayed Minnesota’s team salary and Green Bay’s team salary last year. It’s not about money. It’s about DUMB money. Free agency simply does not work.

  116. Supersuckers says: Jul 20, 2010 11:29 AM

    WaffleStomp says:
    July 20, 2010 12:06 AM
    I am and always will be a Green Bay Packers fan.
    I was raised to despise and hate the Bears, as they have always been our chief rivals.
    Regardless, I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Bears. They are old school football with great fans and I really enjoy our mutual animosity.
    The Vikings, on the other hand, are cheap and pathetic imitations. And I will rarely dignify their fans stupid comments and general lack of football knowlege.
    I lived in Minnesota for 7 years in the ’90s (job opportunity) and let me honestly say that you will never find more clueless and classless football fans.
    And talk about fair weather. I mean the complete apathy these fans showed for their team was unbelievable.
    It wasn’t till Moss was drafted that they showed they actually had a pulse and it’s the same thing all over again with Favre.
    I just can’t wait until Brett finally does retire so these slugs can crawl back under their rock.
    To the real NFL Football fans out there, here’s to the new season full of promise and hope.
    Whichever flag you fly.
    ———–
    well said.

  117. VikingsPrincess says: Jul 20, 2010 11:45 AM

    @ Packers4Life
    You said, “There is absolutely no way in hell Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin are the best WR combo in the division. It is clearly Driver and Jennings mainly because they both had more than one good year, unlike Rice and Harvin”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That’s a bit disingenuous, isn’t it? Sidney was injured for several games in 2007 & 2008 and Percy was a rookie last year. That being said, I agree that we only have one year of history to look at for them as a combo.
    Last year’s stats:
    Sidney: 1,312 receiving yards, 8TDs (#4 overall)
    Jennings: 1,113 receiving yards, 4 TDs (#15 overall)
    Driver: 1,061 receivng yards, 6 TDs (#19 overall)
    Percy: 790 receiving yards, 6 TDs (#39 overall)
    Percy also had non-receiving production as well.
    At a minimum, given that the Percy/Sidney combo had 14 TDs to the Jennings/Driver combo’s 10, the Percy/Sidney combo was more productive putting points on the board.
    I don’t expect that to change in 2010.

  118. sand0 says: Jul 20, 2010 12:04 PM

    Rodgers is trying to sound cool when he says he doesn’t get nervous for games. But it is a lie.
    His biggest three games last season, without question, were the two games against the Vikings and of course the playoff game against the Cardinals.
    In all three games, he played terrible the first half. In all three games, he played well down the stretch, showing that the nerves did wear off.
    But seriously how can you believe a guy who says he doesn’t get nervous before games when his worst performances last season game in first halfs of high pressure games?
    The guy “says all the right things” but that doesn’t make him any different than the next QB in the league. They all get nervous. They are all human.

  119. Supersuckers says: Jul 20, 2010 12:25 PM

    Hey Florio maybe if the QB of your team held on to the ball a little longer on their last offensive play of the year they would be World Champions. But nope. In typical mind blowing fashion your precious Vikings gave away their first title. I mean with the wide left of Gary Anderson and the “why do you even ponder passing” pass from the games greatest choke artist it’s unbearable. I said last August and I quote “You put the biggest chokink QB on the club most known for choking in title games and you will get a result that is mind blowing” and now I present to you that result….
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UUeqvquXZI

  120. RC IV says: Jul 20, 2010 12:34 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    July 20, 2010 11:29 AM
    See the post above where it displayed Minnesota’s team salary and Green Bay’s team salary last year. It’s not about money. It’s about DUMB money. Free agency simply does not work.
    ================================
    Now, check out the 2010 salries:
    Vikings#3 at 133,354,045
    Packers #27 94,018,300
    Cowboys#2
    saints #5
    Cards# 8
    Nah, FA doesn’t work at all.
    Cards beat your Packers, Cowboys make the Playoffs and Vikes and Saints are in the NFCCG!
    All use FA extensively.
    You shouldn’t listen to Statboy Shitterson, you’re liable to wind up with feces on your face.
    He ALWAYS slants his” research”. always.
    Just because you don’t agree with something, doesn’t make it wrong. There is a reason you are in so manyarguments about sports, its your abject refusal to admit there are other opinions and your refusal to admit when you are wrong.
    You ARE NOT the sports knowledge authority, sorry to burst your bubble.

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