Aaron Rodgers seemed to give some high praise to Greg Jennings this week. Although it was a nice thing to say, I think he intended it for a much smaller audience.
I was discussing this with Packers writer John Rehor briefly this weekend, and on the outside it all sounds pretty straightforward:
Now I suppose it could be just what it is; a glowing review of Greg Jennings. But, I just am not buying it right now. I give Aaron Rodgers a little more credit than that. That message was intended for Clay Matthews and the rest of the crew down in the Wisconsin Dells.
Yes, I can hear the roar of the homer crowd already, but this is not about Underwood, or his case. I’ve been really careful to only relay that facts on that issue, and as far as I’m concerned, outside of a potential divorce court, I think that’s the only judge that Underwood will ever face in the matter. The girls falsely accused a player and subsequently set off a string of events that has dominated the news. The bigger question is should the girls have been there in the first place? That’s really what Aaron Rodgers is saying here.
Aaron Rodgers took a golden rhetorical opportunity and used it to serve up Clay and his buddies. He obviously knows about the incident, he obviously knows how big a deal it was, and he obviously knows that any reference to golf outings at this moment will be taken as such. While praising Greg Jennings (as he should) he also entertained a smaller group of players by saying:
“Look Clay and all you other guys who went to a charity even and then decided to top it off with a visit to strip club, mostly Clay. You’re stupid. That’s not how you do it with class around here. You were probably wondering why myself and many others didn’t attend your event leaving only B-listers available. I am sure that you also thought being a Pro-Bowler and near rookie of the year would be enough to get myself and the rest of the of the A list crowd on the course. Not the case in Green Bay. See Greg Jennings? He is all about how it’s done. Take notes, because that shit last week was not cool. Luckily I was smart enough to see that in advance. P.S. USC sucks.”
I have been hollering for a bona-fide superstar for many years. Not only on the field, but in the press too. A guy that can take the team as well as what the team has to say on his shoulders. As far as I am concerned, that guy is now officially here.
I’ve never seen a guy say more in 140 characters or less. One of what is most surely going to be a long string of records.
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