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Aaron Rodgers cutting back on golf as he focuses on staying in shape

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Maybe Tom Brady has inspired a generation of quarterbacks.

Because not only has Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers given up cheese, he’s also decided to take a break from golf as he tries to get himself in the best shape possible for the coming season.

Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Rodgers said he weighed in under his target weight of 220 pounds as the team began its offseason program.

“It’s fun to be 33 and feel like I’m in the best shape I’ve been in starting an offseason program,” Rodgers said. “So that’s exciting. That was kind of the goal I wanted to hit and just keeping moving forward in that direction.”

Rodgers said last offseason he was giving up dairy — which had to raise red flags throughout Wisconsin. But if their favorite quarterback can continue to play at a high level for years to come, they’ll probably be willing to forgive him. He did play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February, but said for the most part he’s been concentrating on staying in shape.

“There’s always little tweaks, but the key for me is really that diet and trying to continue to be smart about what I’m eating and how it affects my performance even in the offseason,” Rodgers said. “And then recovery is huge, too. It’s going to take a little bit as I get readjusted to the Central Time Zone. Being out on the West Coast and then being out on the East Coast last weekend for Randall [Cobb’s] wedding, but sleep’s very important to my routine as well.”

So far as we know, he hasn’t taken up avocado ice cream or banned strawberries from his diet. Or won five Super Bowls.

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31 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers cutting back on golf as he focuses on staying in shape”
  1. bleedingfacemask says: Apr 18, 2017 3:29 PM

    If only certain other people could also cut back on golf and do their jobs

  2. laserw says: Apr 18, 2017 3:29 PM

    Now if the cheesehead could run an offense where he doesn’t get cheating yards by exploiting defensive penalties. It seems that this cheater can only gain positive yards when the defense is offsides. Other times he is looking rancid.

  3. hehateme2 says: Apr 18, 2017 3:32 PM

    brady only wished he had Aarons arm talent. As for the rest *

  4. jimmyt says: Apr 18, 2017 3:37 PM

    He gave up cheese?

  5. bighoser says: Apr 18, 2017 3:38 PM

    “Now if the cheesehead could run an offense where he doesn’t get cheating yards by exploiting defensive penalties. It seems that this cheater can only gain positive yards when the defense is offsides. Other times he is looking rancid.”

    Solution: tell your dumb d-line NOT to jump off-sides! Duh! So simple, even a ‘queen can do it.

  6. dawoger says: Apr 18, 2017 3:41 PM

    Break out the hazmat suits in minisoda! Word of Rodgers staying in better shape will trigger a fear induced outbreak of explosive diarrhea throughout the lavender loki world.

  7. ariani1985 says: Apr 18, 2017 3:48 PM

    Is he also giving up his dates with Nick Jonas?

  8. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Apr 18, 2017 3:48 PM

    We don’t need any commentary from the non-winners to the West. Leave real football talk up to real owners. Your time is probably better spent picking up dead birds before the Super Bowl.

  9. getyourownname says: Apr 18, 2017 3:56 PM

    C’mon Aaron, you’re making it harder for all the guys who tell their wife they want to go exercise.

  10. cma1973 says: Apr 18, 2017 4:00 PM

    Or won 5 Super Bowls. I love unnecessary comments like that.

  11. beedubyatoo says: Apr 18, 2017 4:00 PM

    He also gave up Olivia Munn.

  12. magicmtndan says: Apr 18, 2017 4:01 PM

    He’s giving up his putter for others’

  13. whatjusthapped says: Apr 18, 2017 4:03 PM

    Aaron Rodgers gave up cheese, Sam Bradford gave up any hope for a winning season.

  14. thelastwordyaheard says: Apr 18, 2017 4:15 PM

    Can we make Jordan Rodgers give up skinny jeans & absurd hairstyles?

  15. shaggytoodle says: Apr 18, 2017 4:15 PM

    laserw says:
    Apr 18, 2017 3:29 PM
    Now if the cheesehead could run an offense where he doesn’t get cheating yards by exploiting defensive penalties. _______________________________

    You should just quit watching football. That is one of the most foolish things I have ever read here, including all the ones regarding Rodgers personal life.

    Rodgers should let the extra defenders get off the field, maybe take a few delay of games penalties to allow the let defenders time to get back onsides?

    Thats not HIS job to do, it is on the Defense and their coaches…. and EVERY week its talked about, in a the booth how coaches worked on it…. yet teams continue to do it.

    You can complain about the penalties, but it isn’t Rodgers fault or problem.

  16. minson15 says: Apr 18, 2017 4:19 PM

    Dairy is pretty easy to get by without the older you get. There are other sources of good calcium you can get from your nutrition. Most Adults actually stop producing the enzyme to breakdown the sugar found in dairy in which Adults develop a minimal case of lactose intolerance.

  17. bighairbingopro says: Apr 18, 2017 4:22 PM

    Ha. Rodgers is out trolling for a new GF and family after they both dumped him. What a guy!

  18. joko12blog says: Apr 18, 2017 4:23 PM

    Rodgers is a tool – always has been, always will be

  19. teal379 says: Apr 18, 2017 4:25 PM

    Not a single red flag was raised in WI over the dairy thing.

    It’s a non-issue.

  20. cheeseisfattening says: Apr 18, 2017 4:38 PM

    Because not only has Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers given up cheese,
    ————–
    I am so glad Arron Rodgers got my message last year and gave up cheese. He needs to listen to me again this year and quit playing around with Nick Jonas and start working out with your teammates again.

  21. 400marios says: Apr 18, 2017 4:40 PM

    McCarthy will cover Rodgers’ share of cheese consumption.

  22. The Phantom Stranger says: Apr 18, 2017 4:45 PM

    I’m sorry, I think I missed the part where he explained how golf makes you fat.

  23. wafflestomp says: Apr 18, 2017 5:09 PM

    joko12blog says:
    Apr 18, 2017 4:23 PM
    Rodgers is a tool – always has been, always will be
    —————–
    But he’s still better than your QB, so what’s your point?

  24. RE LEE says: Apr 18, 2017 5:37 PM

    He just wants to be pliable like Brady.

  25. filthymcnasty3 says: Apr 18, 2017 5:53 PM

    I think Aaron Rodgers transcends the game of football, and now is an integral part of Americana. The Packers and all their on the field success merely elevated him into national consciousness.

  26. kevinzeemail says: Apr 18, 2017 7:17 PM

    I recall stories like this written about Brett Favre when he was this age. Us Packers fans get anxious about our superstar quarterback gaining weight and slowing down parallel with us.

  27. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 18, 2017 7:17 PM

    He should stick to golf, this football thing isn’t really working out for him. Unless his goal is humiliating playoff collapses.

  28. GenXJ says: Apr 18, 2017 11:09 PM

    aaron: Renegade son. UFO analyst. Dairy downer. Olivia separatist.

    Today, add superstition toward golf balls.

    This guy is losing his mind.

  29. golforepar says: Apr 18, 2017 11:28 PM

    crownof, 3 mvps and a ring. No need to post since you are clueless!

  30. Bob Todd says: Apr 19, 2017 2:34 PM

    “Rodgers is a tool – always has been, always will be”

    no asterisk after his superbowl victory.

  31. shaggytoodle says: Apr 19, 2017 6:19 PM

    GenXJ says:
    Apr 18, 2017 11:09 PM
    aaron: Renegade son. UFO analyst. Dairy downer. Olivia separatist.

    Today, add superstition toward golf balls.

    This guy is losing his mind.
    ___________________________________

    He is also out of his mind when playing football, which is actually what Packer fans care about. Even die hard Packer fans don’t obsess, about his off field life as much as several of the Viking fans do.

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