Updated: Oct 28, 2022
Like him or hate him, Aaron Rodgers does it his way!
A few weeks back, Aaron Rodgers made a proud boast in the endzone after running in a touchdown. The famous Green Bay Packer’s quarterback used the words “I Still Own You” during his touchdown celebration. It’s a pretty lofty claim, and his 21 wins against five losses record against Chicago supports it, but!
The whole situation reminded me of when a friend of mine taunted the opposing team in their locker room before an organized hockey game. I am uncertain about the exact words he used, but they revolved around how badly we were going to make them look on the ice. If there is one thing I have learned over the years, never give another team any fuel to add to their fire.
To say things didn’t go our way during the game would be an underselling of it. The other team, who was not nearly as talented, looked like a group of all-stars. They beat us to every puck, outhustled us on every play, and beat us easily. My friend was ridiculed endlessly, and we still talk about it and write about it to this day.
I bring this up because Green Bay plays Chicago again on Sunday Night Football. The latest headline at ESPN revolved around Aaron Rodgers standing by his words. There is a small amount of backpedaling in the article, but not much. You better believe Chicago will use this as additional motivation.
Mr. Rodgers, I have a few words to the wise. No matter how much you own Chicago, keep your comments (fuel) to yourself. You will do yourself and your teammates a considerable favor. The sport of football is hard enough without taking on another team’s retribution.