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Life After Favre Indeed

Big thanks to Cheesehead TV reader Packsmack for forwarding this link to a collection of photos that perfectly illustrate Aaron Rodgers' off-beat sense of humor. Those of you who have read Life After Favre will instantly  recognize what they are. Those of you haven't, well, shame on you. Luckily, author Phil Hanrahan was kind enough to share the relevant text with me for this post.

To nobody’s surprise, Rodgers has also carried on a goofball tradition started by former Packers backup quarterbacks Doug Pederson and Craig Nall. Prior to every game, the Packers photograph that week’s team captains on the sidelines. Copies go to these players and another copy hangs outside the head coach’s office. Pederson and Nall made a habit of wandering into frame so they could appear in the background. Like Forrest Gump or Woody Allen’s Leonard Zelig, they were always in the shot. Rodgers loves this kind of nuttiness, so he decided to take it up a notch. In 2006, he mimed a different facial expression or gesture in each week’s photo; in one of them, he stares skyward, pointing at something overhead. In 2007, he worked variations on a theme, appearing in each week’s photo doing something with two fingers, like pretending to hold a cigarette or seeming to secure an earpiece as if he’s a security guard. Once his teammates caught on, that was often their first question to him after a game: Dude, did you make the captains’ photo?

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PackersThad's picture

I love this!! Whatever keeps Rodgers loose!!

I'm surprised you like this, but not the championship belt! I love the championship belt, Aaron! You've got to get on board!

packeraaron's picture

Hate the belt. Love the photos.

Clark04's picture

Too funny, they talked about this on the "The Colledge Experience" when Rodgers was on.

Craig_Musik's picture

That is hilarious! Simply great, Aaron. Bravo!

IronMan's picture

I haven't read the book, but I remember Rodgers talking about this when he was interviewed on the Colledge Experience.

packsmack's picture

I must admit, the photo collage is not mine. I found it on a message board. But it's phenomenal.

packsmack's picture

Looks like the credit goes to a guy named Bill Dinger.

Shootz's picture

The collage was actually made by Something Awful forums member adaz. If you have forums access, it's in the NFCN thread.

nypacker's picture

Hmm.. I wonder who pulls the prank whenever Rodgers is a team captain? Lol

alfredomartinez's picture

thats a good question nypacker!

packsmack's picture

So props to Adaz. Thanks guys. I just didn't want to take credit for something I cut and pasted. I'd rather be known for spurring Jarrett Bush on to greatness. ;)

afrenchpackersfan's picture

I definitely love that guy. It's better than having a "diva" quarterback!

RockinRodgers's picture

I love the skyward look. Too funny.

Mike from G-Town's picture

I didn't know where to put this, but here is an awesome article on Charles Woodson. The last paragraph says a lot about how he feels about the Green Bay Packers.

manolito's picture

This year's team captain photos have him wandering into frame with tissue hanging out of his nose. Hilarious. And he seems to have enlisted Matt Flynn as his accomplice in the endeavor when he's one of the captains, to answer nypacker's question

foundinidaho's picture

I hate the belt too, Aaron. But gotta love the photo op. He's a funny guy.

Packnic's picture

i think this is hilarious. the 1 million north carolina based friends and co workers i sent it to... not so much. eh, what do they know.

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BigbyATTACK's picture

Okay, I have no idea what this championship belt thing is. Can someone fill me in, please?

wingnuts's picture

Thansk for posting the article Mike from G-town

A-Rod likes to have fun and it shows, its why he is so good, he is having fun

Irish Cheesehead's picture

Love the shot of him gazing skyward over Woodson's head while Favre grabs his crotch! Classic!

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