Aaron Rodgers has the last word on beer chugging

AP

Two weeks ago, it became painfully clear that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers can’t chug beer. Addressing reporters for the first time since teammate David Bakhtiari threw the gauntlet down to Rodgers after Bakhtiari quickly downed two cups of brew at a Milwaukee Bucks game, Rodgers had a message for other quarterbacks who have since proven that they, unlike Rodgers, can accomplish what Rodgers couldn’t.

“As far as those other guys, for some of them, there’s finally a talent where they can say they’re better than me,” Rodgers quipped.

Rodgers also suggested that the incident at the Bucks game was aimed at getting publicity for Bakhtiari, even if it meant notoriety for Rodgers. The quarterback likewise reiterated a message previously sent on Twitter: “If you want to go scotch, I feel pretty good about it.”

Surely, Rodgers isn’t suggesting that anyone should chug straight scotch whiskey. Although it’s unclear what other drinking-based competition with scotch as the beverage would make sense.

Rodgers then added had an important word of caution about emergence of beer-chugging videos, although there’s a fair question as to whether he actually meant what he said.

“I think we need to be smart about the example we’re setting for kids, Rodgers explained. “There are a lot of kids watching. If we’re going to start highlighting and glorifying binge drinking, you know, we need to be very careful about that slippery slope.”

Watch the video, from 8:07 onward. He seems to be earnest about what he’s saying, but once he’s done (and after a quick beat) Rodgers offers a wry smile and one of the reporters laughs.

So who knows what he’s really trying to convey. Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for him to take a few raw eggs to his head. And if I were holding my breath I’d already be dead for more than a week.

44 responses to “Aaron Rodgers has the last word on beer chugging

  1. “As far as those other guys, for some of them, there’s finally a talent where they can say they’re better than me.”

    So insecure.

    How about I smash some of those raw eggs on his head, please?

  2. Wow, Aaron Rodgers is exposing himself as the Kyrie Irving of the NFL. All about himself and how dare you joke with him or poke fun at the “legend” that has been to two superbowls and won one of them. Clearly he thinks he runs the show in GB and is above criticism, which is probably why they have been just been getting worse every year. But in week 5 he will run away from a couple defenders and throw for 5 TDs against the Lions and ESPN will go nuts because he is so “gifted”. Anyone ever think about how the real gift might be the ability to win? Crazy how something as stupid as chugging a beer at a basketball game bothered this guy so deeply.

  3. Oh wow what a sensative average human being.
    27-27 over his last 54 starts. I’ll drink to that!

  4. Rodgers and Mitchapoolooza are BOTH stooges for the example they are setting. You’re about to see a SURGE in 11 year old boys chugging beers this year to see who’s the toughest.

    Shame on both of these stooges for being meatheads.

    I expect this kind of crap from Rodgers…he’s weird like Harrison Ford and will probably start wearing an ear ring once he hits 40.

    But Mitch.. I expected better from him.

  5. When talking about he and Bakh’s Bucks game chugging Aaron said: “We got the desired effect.”

    Aaron loves comedy and he was playing a role. He and Bakh are close friends and know they will be shown on the screens at the game. They plan this stuff. The chugging is Bakh’s thing and it was his time to get some shine and not Aaron.

    I do believe Aaron also knows many kids look up to him and he didn’t want to exactly portray a beer chugging expert image to the masses.

    Aaron does enjoy top shelf aged Scotch though, which is always a positive in my eyes.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  6. Oh god. I used to really respect this guy, but it seems like every time he open his mouth now, he says something really phony or stupid.

    Now he’s going with the “I am role model” routine? Why did he do it then?

  7. Yeah, let’s not forget to credit TNT for showcasing it live, making it a must-see event.

    But I gotta admit, it was delightful to see Aaron shamed. And ashamed he was. It was special. Actually, it was the best part of the game.

  8. Poor Aaron. He’s washed up but can’t wash it down.

  9. The media are rubes. He was obviously being self deprecating during the beer chug, and his index finger (wait) move was meant to be comedic. I thought he handled the whole thing great, and his point about the best QB in the game chugging beers IS a bad message to kids. Not that he was concerned about that aspect, but its a bad message for a team that has been drastically underperforming the last half decade and a bad look for a QB who is struggling to stay healthy. The soul crushing dig at guys like Stafford and Trubiski about finally having a skill better than him was vintage Rodgers, and he was completely right.

  10. You got emasculated. The only option is to own it.

    “I’m not a big drinker” would have been a fine response.

    Instead we get high school girl insecurity, a list of excuses, and a patronizing lecture.

    I’m exhausted just thinking about what it would be like to work with this guy. He’s the type that would report a prank to HR.

  11. I always thought it was odd that the collegiate world correlates the ability to allow a mass of alcoholic liquids easily slip down your throat as a definition of being manly.

  12. Isn’t Tom Brady also the GOAT of beer chugging QBs ?
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    Yes. Ex-Pats’ offensive linemen have told stories about his legendary chugging abilities, and he demonstrated recently on Colbert’s Late Show. Google it if you don’t believe.

  13. oh good Lord, It appears the readers of this site have the sense of humor of a box of rocks. You guys think he was actually serious about the beer chugging. Give me a break.

  14. I love people calling him sensitive… dude cut a joke… OH NO!!! HE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR!!! The horror!

  15. Say what you what about him, but he is living rent free in many people’s heads, which is most likely exactly what he is going for. Keep talking about stuff that makes no difference as far as how he performs on the field, and he’ll continue to throw touchdowns. #RentFree!

  16. “As far as those other guys, for some of them, there’s finally a talent where they can say they’re better than me,” Rodgers quipped.
    ——–
    Who is he talking about ? his own teammate Bakhtiari ? Know wonder his teammates don’t like him. That’s a talent practically everyone in the NFL is better at than Rodgers?

  17. It killed him to say someone was better at him, even for something so inconsequential. Also you are not above someone because you drink scotch. I drink single malts and dont mind the occasional game of flip cup.

  18. It’s amazing how few posters understand what a sense of humor is. These are jokes people….Rodgers is always messing around. I get that it’s ammo for the haters…but only the dumb ones.

  19. “I think we need to be smart about the example we’re setting for kids, Rodgers explained. “There are a lot of kids watching. If we’re going to start highlighting and glorifying binge drinking, you know, we need to be very careful about that slippery slope.”
    ____
    Here I agree with Rodgers although I think he is just making another excuse. Bafoonish behavior like Bakhtiari’s that was so vehemently cheered at the Bucks game should be called out for what it really is. Stupid.

  20. You know what I find amusing is the same people that are knocking Aaron now would be knocking him had he stood up and slammed 3 beers.

    Haters are going to hate(mostly one sad lonely individual). You just keep living the dream Aaron. That is really the reason they hate after all.

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  21. Nothing beats a 12-15 year aged, single-malt, highland scotch. Nothing. Dalwhinnie is one of the best.

  22. “There’s finally a talent where they can say they’re better than me.” LOL I love it! Savage Rodgers as usual!

  23. Rodgers seems like the type of guy that tries to get the last word often. And that smirk is present too often as well.

  24. Dude gets a silly question, gives a silly answer…. the silly people spaz out about how “insecure” he is…..

    it doesn’t matter what hes talking about how serious or silly football, beer drinking, tv shows… some people just love to try and bash him.

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