In case you missed it, Aaron Rodgers had an interesting Friday

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Plenty of you only spend time visiting outlets like this when not on your own personal time. Which is fine with me, as long as you don’t do it so much that you end up having 168 hours per week of personal time.

So now that you’re back at work, you may be curious about everything that happened on Friday afternoon, starting with the memorable Aaron Rodgers stream-of-consciousness in which he took an anti-vaccine position, insisted he’s not anti-vaxx, claimed he never agreed to rules that his union accepted on his behalf, blamed the media, the “woke mob,”and “cancel culture” for his decision to not be as candid as he should have been about his unvaccinated status, clumsily quoted MLK to justify his decision to ignore the rules, and more.

Some have blamed us for posting too many articles on the subject. If you had access to our traffic numbers, which can be tracked in real time, you’d say we didn’t have enough. It’s a compelling story, with plenty of questions about what has transpired, and plenty more about what’s to come.

In the event, then, that you missed any, some, or all of it, here are the links to the various, specific topics that flowed directly or indirectly from the stunning decision by Rodgers to swap two days of “deafening silence” (as Peter King described it on Friday morning’s PFT Live) for 45 minutes of TMI.

Rodgers insisted he didn’t lie (he did) on August 26 when he responded to the direct question of “are you vaccinated” with “yeah, I’ve been immunized,” and he cited a fear of the “woke mob” and “cancel culture” as his justification for not telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. (He also claimed the media has told “blatant lies” about him. The only thing anyone said about Rodgers is that he blatantly lied, however.)

Rodgers claimed that, during the process of trying to get an exemption from the vaccination requirement based on a homeopathic treatment, an NFL doctor told him it’s impossible for a vaccinated person to catch or spread COVID; the NFL went on the record to say this didn’t happen.

After Rodgers was diagnosed with COVID, he consulted with noted non-physician Joe Rogan about treatment options.

Rodgers said he didn’t agree to any of the applicable COVID protocols or sign a piece of paper that surrendered his rights; however, his union did it for him.

The August 26 “yeah, I’ve been immunized” press conference featured a follow-up question that presumed Rodgers is vaccinated; in answering it, he didn’t correct the reporter.

Prevea Health abruptly ended its nine-year partnership with Rodgers on Saturday.

State Farm is mum about its relationship with Rodgers.

It’s not just trolls and hot-take artists (like me) who are criticizing Rodgers; a quartet of Hall of Famers went after him on Sunday, with Terry Bradshaw (who stars in the newest State Farm commercial) putting it bluntly: “You lied to everyone.”

The NFL is investigating Rodgers for violating COVID protocols and the Packers for not enforcing those protocols, but for only fines are on the table for any violations that already have occurred; the league is focusing on whether Rodgers wore a mask as required in the building, along with his attendance at the team’s Halloween part.

When Rodgers returns, he won’t be subject to daily testing requirements or “close contact” rules until two days after the NFC Championship; however, all mask requirements will continue to apply.

Rodgers can be suspended for COVID protocol violations that occur after he returns, and the Packers could eventually lose a draft pick for recurring failures to enforce the rules, if Rodgers keeps breaking them.

LaFleur said Rodgers will “absolutely” start in Week 10, if he’s cleared to return to the team as of Saturday, the first day that he can return.

That should get you up to speed. Unless and until Rodgers decides to call Pat McAfee and A.J. Hawk and spew another 45 minutes of largely uninterrupted BS that will then need to be fully analyzed and dissected.

31 responses to “In case you missed it, Aaron Rodgers had an interesting Friday

  1. How about instead of bagging on AROD you research and write an in depth article regarding the treatment he took for covid that he believed was most proper for his situation.

    Maybe it is a decent option. Obviously he still tested positive, but so do people treated with the large pharmacuetical brands. So its tough to say his treatment was more or less effective than what the large corp options are.

    So – an article regarding his treatment would be helpful to us readers to shed some light on the guts of this story. Without that info, we are just jumping on Arod for not dropping in line with the norm. Which might not be his best health option.

  2. Everybody wins, as far as I can tell.

    As you said, the site got tons of hits, as did every other outlet
    Internet tough guys got to flex their bulging muscles
    Medical pros, who stayed at a Holiday Inn last night, got to show off their expertise
    The Packers got to see what they had in Love…….
    Rodgers gets and enormous grudge to push him through the end of 2021

    .. well, Fox probably loses. Rodgers won’t be speaking to them again

  3. Aaron running around in those State Farm commercials disgruntled because the company didn’t have a special rate just for him because he’s a celebrity just became pretty cringe.

  4. ‘In the event, then, that you missed any…’

    Now THAT’S some quality trolling. Well done. 🙂

  5. ^^^^Thank you, Mike. This is the purpose and the function of a free press…. calling out b.s. where it sees it.

  6. Rogers should stop blaming others. Bottom line you misled people with a lie no matter what. Sometimes the best thing to say is sorry and just move on. You are a coward, if you didn’t believe about the vaccine or are allergic to it you should have come right out and said it. Yet you think you’re above everyone by not following the rules. NOW you say you don’t agree with the rules a Kyrie Irving you are not.

  7. It’s really simple, had he come clean and be brave like lesser QB’s, Cousins, Wentz, he wouldnt be in this boat. He brought this all on himself and is playing the “poor little ole me”…he lied

  8. He’s as strong as a horse, and doesn’t have to worry about worms or intestinal parasites!

  9. 50Stars says:
    November 8, 2021 at 9:47 am
    How about instead of bagging on AROD you research and write an in depth article regarding the treatment he took for covid that he believed was most proper for his situation.

    Maybe it is a decent option. Obviously he still tested positive, but so do people treated with the large pharmacuetical brands. So its tough to say his treatment was more or less effective than what the large corp options are.

    So – an article regarding his treatment would be helpful to us readers to shed some light on the guts of this story. Without that info, we are just jumping on Arod for not dropping in line with the norm. Which might not be his best health option.
    _______________

    Or how about you just simply get a vaccine that is endorsed by every reputable medical professional, tested and approved by every regulatory entity, and has been successfully taken by hundreds of millions of people. Pretty easy.

  10. On Sunday, the Packer faithful got a taste of what it’s like to be a fan of the purple with captain Kirk at the helm.

  11. Aaron is relying on a moron actor who has no medical education or experience to make his health decision and it is hard to believe anything this actor actually said is true (like actually getting covid though it did enhance his ratings), Ivermectin failed miserably in Brazil (covid kit) as a prevention and or treatment for covid, forgot to mention this pretty much ends his next career as a game show host and no matter how it is put he lied about being vaccinated and is digging a hole of continually lying trying to save what is left of his brand.

  12. gibson45 says:

    Or how about you just simply get a vaccine that is endorsed by every reputable medical professional, tested and approved by every regulatory entity, and has been successfully taken by hundreds of millions of people. Pretty easy.
    ——————–
    Because when Pfizer collected revenue of $11.3 billion in the first half of the year from its COVID-19 vaccine, its about more than public health.

  13. 50Stars says:
    November 8, 2021 at 9:47 am
    How about instead of bagging on AROD you research and write an in depth article regarding the treatment he took for covid that he believed was most proper for his situation.
    _____________

    Here’s some research and in depth analysis. AR is taking a treatment recommended by Joe Rogan. That is all you need to know.

  14. Before I knew any of this I was telling people that he doesn’t look well so gaunt looking in the face and way too thin.

  15. “So – an article regarding his treatment would be helpful to us readers to shed some light on the guts “
    What??? He took medicine made for animals!! Seriously, those defending him are just as clueless as him!
    Over 750,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, those hospitalized and dying now are the UNVACCINATED!

  16. He lies, he takes no responsibility for his own decisions and then has his woman speak out in the press. Dude, I’m not in the “woke mob,” but you’ve made poor decision after poor decision and you deserve whatever you get.

  17. Rodgers needs to be suspended and the Packers docked a draft pick. That’s what happened to Brady and the Patriots despite the NFL never proving that Brady’s footballs were deflated. What Aaron Rodgers did was a million times worse than Brady allegedly deflating footballs. He lied about his vaccination status. He put the health of his teammates and coaches at risk. And even worse, it appears his teammates and the Packers organization covered it up. The NFL needs to throw the book at them. But I guess since there’s no hatred towards the Packers like there was towards the Patriots, that won’t happen

  18. The simple fact is that Rodgers’ hubris cost the Pack a game. Maybe that will make a playoff difference, maybe it won’t. The only thing we know for certain is that he’s a liar and a sensitive coward. Well, that and Love ain’t nowhere near ready.

  19. I love it when arrogant people step in it and start boo hooing about how it wasn’t their fault and besides, how dare you! Makes me laugh every time. The State Farm commercials are bad any more, and have been. The Rodgers rate? As arrogant as he seems, it is conceivable at this point he would actually believe there’s a Rodgers rate. In all actuality Rodgers should be looking at suspension of a couple of games for his shenanigans, but alas he will not. The league does not see right or wrong as in a violation or non-violation, they see it as, what is right for the league and what is wrong for the league. What will shine the shield or tarnish the shield.

  20. 50Stars says:
    November 8, 2021 at 10:43 am
    gibson45 says:

    Or how about you just simply get a vaccine that is endorsed by every reputable medical professional, tested and approved by every regulatory entity, and has been successfully taken by hundreds of millions of people. Pretty easy.
    ——————–
    Because when Pfizer collected revenue of $11.3 billion in the first half of the year from its COVID-19 vaccine, its about more than public health.
    _____________

    Did you get that $11.3 billion number from Rogan? Tucker? You do realize that revenue does not eqate to profit, and that if pharmacuetical companies did not make money we would have no life saving medications.

  21. The NFL was aware of Rodgers status, he worked with the league for several weeks in preseason. At least 2 NFL reporters were aware of his status and said nothing. He followed all league protocols set forth by the NFL-except wearing a mask at press conferences–but it seems the league looked the other way on that one (could have fined/warned him). He showed up for 5am testing. It seems that people are mad that Rodgers recovered from COVID so quickly. Why do the jabbed players who infect/expose their teammates get a pass? It seems the mob is lashing out because they are beginning to question their own decision regarding “vaccination”. It’s clear they are not effective–ask Devante Adams and the 150+ vaccinated players and coaches who have tested positive this season

  22. I love how after one game some of the geniuses on this string “know” that Jordan Love is bust. It’s absurd and amazing….could we maybe give the guy a game or two to get his legs under him? Have we all forgotten that Favre and Rodgers actually looked equally clueless during their first outings? Do some research and you’ll know Rodgers was thought to be a bust through his first two seasons, how did that thinking turn out? Are Justin Fields, Trey Lance, Mac Jones busts?? We DON’T KNOW,…… usually a QB gets a half season before such conclusions are drawn.

  23. I didn’t see a glimpse or a snippet or a fleeting glance of great potential from Love. Normally, I’d expect to see something, anything, that made you feel he needs more time and he’ll get things right. I saw no future from Love last night. I wish I were wrong. He should be able to read defenses better than that, after 1.5 years of professional training and watching Rodgers. Nada.

  24. One thing is certain you will never hear Rodgers say I made a mistake and I’am sorry. Never.

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