Aaron Rodgers to Participate in The Match (Against Tom Brady)

It's Brady vs. Rodgers once again.

Those on the Aaron Rodgers watch got a bit of news on Wednesday... just not about anything to do with football.

It was announced that on July 6, Rodgers will team up with PGA pro Bryson DeChambeau to take on PGA Championship winner Phil Mickeson and Uggs model Tom Brady.

Brady has already been performing some fantastic smack talk on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, and Rodgers poked back with a bit of a "light side versus dark side" Star Wars reference on his Instagram story Wednesday evening.

The match will be televised on TNT at 5 PM EST that day. This isn't the first time Brady and Mickelson have teamed up; in 2020, the pair golfed against Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning in a match for COVID-19 relief, which Woods and Manning won. 

The first ever edition of "The Match" was simply a one-on-one game between Mickelson and Woods, with Mickelson winning. 

So if you're interested in golf, or just getting some Aaron Rodgers on your television before he presumably takes the field for [INSERT TEAM] this fall, here's some fun for you!

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Tim Backes is a lifelong Packer fan and a contributor to CheeseheadTV. Follow him on Twitter @timbackes for his Packer takes, random musings and Untappd beer check-ins.

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greengold's picture

May 27, 2021 at 06:20 am

Fore!!!

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BradHTX's picture

May 27, 2021 at 06:58 am

But is Twelve > Fore?

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Savage57's picture

May 27, 2021 at 06:35 am

This is not going to end well for Aaron, and it's entirely necessary to tamp down Rodgers ginourmous, metastasizing ego.

You're not Alex Trebeck, you're not Tiger, and you're sure as hell not Tom Brady. But we wouldn't know that lately, would we?

His game isn't remotely close to being developed enough to handle the requirements of playing at this level.

But it'll be interesting to see how DeChambeau reacts to the eye rolls and stink eyes when he doesn't take and convert the shot Aaron thought he should.

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croatpackfan's picture

May 27, 2021 at 06:59 am

Another choke at the most important moment...

That is what I expect!

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Savage57's picture

May 27, 2021 at 07:32 am

Croat!

Long time, no see/read. Hope all is well for and with you and yours.

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stockholder's picture

May 27, 2021 at 07:00 am

With 30 mil. over the cap for 2022. The packers already have him Gone. Anything else is just a Lie.

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greengold's picture

May 27, 2021 at 07:30 am

stockholder! TRUE!!! Well said.

I really do think this move was made last year, and the Packers simply gave 2020 their best shot with AR. The writing was on the wall, no doubt.

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Rebecca's picture

May 27, 2021 at 02:49 pm

I do, and I do, also, I do think you’re on to something, I do, I really do.

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packanimal's picture

May 27, 2021 at 07:12 am

Somehow this little event sets off nostalgia, for the days when Packers were just football players. If Bart Starr or Ray Nitschke went out and hit some golf balls, nobody covered it on TV. They didn't blabber about it on Twitter. Rodgers, like many other diva athletes, has some need to be a celebrity, to be out in the media. He lives in LA, and can only date actresses or other media creatures like the former car racer. He wants a lame TV host job, reading questions off a board and answers off a card while dressed up to look like a college senior at his first job interview. If this pursuit of attention is that important to him, it does suggest that he has reasons to leave obscure little GB, not a media mecca, beyond his dislike for Gutekunst.

I don't know if this started when Michael Jordan was doing almost every commercial on TV. Peyton Manning can do this because he's funny, unlike Rodgers. If Rodgers is bored and needs a challenge, he could quietly start a business or a major charity that helps people who need it. (Yes, his stint on Jeopardy did generate donations to a good cause, and he's contributed elsewhere over the years, from his hundreds of millions in earnings.)

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wsn's picture

May 27, 2021 at 07:59 am

he is involved in that sports online DB

Rodgers just launched a first-of-its-kind digital platform with his longtime friend Ryan Rottman. Now up and running, the Online Sports Database contains in-depth profiles of NFL, NBA and MLB players that show the athletes’ contract details, personal interests, business ventures, charities and career statistics as well as agent and management contact information.

https://www.insidehook.com/article/sports/aaron-rodgerss-imdb-online-spo...

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packanimal's picture

May 27, 2021 at 09:22 am

Good point -- we'll see if it amounts to anything. Getting data on sports people is not difficult now.

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jurp's picture

May 27, 2021 at 08:47 am

Early in his career, Brett Favre used to do a few golf tourneys now and then, some of them in Wisconsin. You only ever heard about them if you lived in the tourney's media market. Perhaps now, 20+ years later, that news would be all over the internet...

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Rebecca's picture

May 27, 2021 at 03:16 pm

Oh geez. Really? LoL get a grip. Your nostalgia is wasted. The past never happened the way you’ve tried to remake it. Nice try. Green Bay is the Sacred Home of Football, and Packer People are pure and wholesome, while Hollywood and LA are evil places where Satan tempts mere football players to lust after sexy Race Car drivers and Hollywood actresses. Broadway Joe would get a chuckle over this, and Paul Hornung is chuckling along with Alex Karas as they place another fantasy football bet. It ain’t 1961 buddy. Hahaha

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packanimal's picture

May 28, 2021 at 07:54 am

Reading comprehension is not evident here. I made no attempt to remake the past. There's nothing -- either explicitly or implicitly -- in my post about "pure and wholesome" Packers people or Satan. I only was making a narrowly focused point comparing a time when the off-season activities of players got little or no attention. My use of the word "nostalgia" would signal to careful readers that the poster recognized that it isn't 1961 and that it can't be. The other specific point I was making was that this episode does point to Rodgers's possible need to get out of Green Bay, in order to be somewhere where he can hang out more with other celebrities.

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Philarod's picture

May 28, 2021 at 07:01 am

Manning is a rather dour guy, who has been marketed to absolute perfection. He's no laugh-riot, but is wise enough to be in on the joke...to garner lots of dough. His commercials are great, for the most part.

I think Rodgers is not only the greater QB and actually a brighter more interesting guy (a greater range of interests and knowledge), but probably doesn't have that everyman likability aspect that Peyton has. But again, a lot of this is marketing. Manning, MJ and Bo have been, possibly, the best-marketed athletes in my lifetime.

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Packers0808's picture

May 27, 2021 at 07:15 am

Rodgers with his new hideous man bun will fold again like a bad soiled pair of Depends!

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greengold's picture

May 27, 2021 at 07:37 am

... like those found in any sun belt retirement village grocery store frozen food aisle, where Depends are put to the test, with an uncommon zest.

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nostradanus's picture

May 27, 2021 at 08:04 am

Yawn...

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greengold's picture

May 27, 2021 at 09:01 am

Yup.

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HawkPacker's picture

May 27, 2021 at 08:45 am

I love the Packers and love golf but really don't care about this matchup at all. All appears pretty boring to me.

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Since'61's picture

May 27, 2021 at 09:12 am

Borrowing a line from Dobber who borrowed it from John Oliver, "Moving On..." Thanks, Since '61

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Alberta_Packer's picture

May 27, 2021 at 02:09 pm

Well if you can't beat him at football - try it at golf.

Really, this is just another scene from "Aaron Goes To Hollywood."

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Difer's picture

May 27, 2021 at 01:21 pm

If the Pack flounders in the NFC north going forward, Pack fans will have plenty of time to talk about how badly Rodgers screwed over the Packers during his time there. Might not want to use up all your material just yet . . .

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Alberta_Packer's picture

May 27, 2021 at 04:09 pm

But do you recall how fun piling-on was, in the schoolyard, or, at the playground (unless you were right on the bottom)?

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Dragon5's picture

May 28, 2021 at 02:22 pm

BRADY vs RODGERS

SNAKE vs PIG

==>ENEMY SIGNS<==

I have the premonition that it's the Packer business model vs the sun setting on Aaron's legacy. Not only is Aaron witness to Tom's expanding realm of superior achievements, but I believe deep down, past discussions with Brett's abrasive departure have manifested and triggered Aaron to take the bull by the horns to finish his final chapters. Going all in is not the "Packer Way." You can't tell me Ted Thompson passing on acquiring Randy Moss & Marshawn Lynch for peanuts didn't rob us of another Super Bowl in Favre's last few rodeos. Small market teams do not have the media revenue to sustain growth in down years. Given the wasteland decades of Tundra past, the risk model protects the franchise from crashing, but also hampers it from perhaps acquiring ample Lombardi Trophies. GIve Murphy credit, he has built a commercial real estate empire surrounding the grounds of Lombardi Ave, but is it really what Green Bay wants? Aaron kept referring to "the people" in his interview." Just as business is loyal only to income statements and balance sheets, so too is the perception of fan and player perspective on a personal level--they seek the fulfillment of entertainment and achievement.

My own personal opinion...I could care less about the evolvement of the TitleTown District with its condos, hotels, ice rink, sledding hill, and other overpriced revenue generating "fan experiences." We still have the bones of the original stadium with its signature aluminum benches, but with each passing year it seems that stadium parking lots once packed to the gills with tailgaters are becoming extinct. Sadly, the commercialization of our product is turning the Packer brand in a watered-down athletic DisneyWorld. From a fan experience perspective, if I could snap my fingers and restore Lambeau experience back to the '93-'98 era, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Give me 3-4 hours of tailgating before a game to enjoy the company of others, the mystique of Lambeau in its simplest form, and a great team performance, and I don't know how that can be topped...oh wait it can...with a Super Bowl victory. While the Packer brass chase profits, Aaron will chase greatness.

Never doubt greatness.

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bizz888's picture

June 03, 2021 at 02:53 pm

This should be an interesting match. Mickelson is must-see TV right now and all four of the participants bring something intriguing to the event.

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