Does anyone else feel like the first-time Super Bowl jitters do not apply to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers?
There’s all kinds of evidence to suggest the Super Bowl-experienced signal caller has an advantage over a guy making his first appearance in the game, but Rodgers has always been unflappable, whether it be dealing with Brett Favre or playing a football game. Granted, this is the biggest game of his life, but I really don’t see any reason it should be any different for Rodgers.
I feel even more strongly after hearing about Rodgers’ and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s activities this week.
Tuesday night, Roethlisberger took his offensive linemen out for dinner, which is absolutely fine. He also drank some booze and performed a really bad rendition of Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ before leaving at 1 a.m. By the looks of the video, he was pretty drunk.
Rodgers, on the other hand, had some dinner and went back to his room to watch film.
“I haven’t been out carousing,” Rodgers said. “I am a homebody, so I’ve been spending a lot of time in my hotel room watching film. I think it is important at the same time that you are sticking with your normal routine. I like to go out to dinner when I’m back home in Green Bay so I’ve gone out to dinner, to a couple of really nice spots, and then come home, relax and watch film.”
Roethlisberger obviously owns the intangible of “experience” in the big game — so much so, we should probably just call it “Roethlisberger” from here on out — so there’s really no need for him to do any preparation at all.
Rodgers and the Packers probably shouldn’t even show up on Sunday. I mean, how will they ever overcome all of Roethlisberger and the Steelers’ Roethlisberger?
See what I did there?
Yeah, I’ll take Rodgers over Roethlisberger and his Roethlisberger any day.
1. Good looking dudes don’t need to carouse, booze or drop roofies into slutty girl’s drinks to get laid because they have no trouble hitting premium ass.
2. Big Ben does look drunk and is redefining the meaning of a ‘God fearing and responsible person’ (but his team went 3-1 without him and his stats in games suggest they don’t need him to do as much as A-Rod to come up with a victory).
3. Rodgers already admitted that this game will make him nervous at the onset but that his nerves should calm down once the game actually gets underway.
4. Although the media points out that this should be a non-issue, if they refer to his press conference statements, it should be viewed as contrarian and treated as a possible red flag.
5. No matter the preparation method, either QB will have some share of blame should they lose. Big Ben’s would loom larger, however, because of his propensity to spit out garbage like ‘I’m a good little Christian boy’ and then act counter…or is it counter to Christian beliefs?? Seems to me that religious types always hide behind their religion and justify their acts of moral depravity as forgivable because of their B.S. faith.
I’m guessing you don’t know a lot of religious types, other than through the news.
The experience factor is overplayed. Who had the experience last year- Drew Brees or Peyton Manning? Who threw the game turning INT? Who was MVP? Exactly.
Hell yes, dude.
Rapelisberger will have his Eugene Robinson moment the night before the superbowl.
Agreed Sanchez. Our focus will show on Sunday.
Well I’ve heard a lot of former players and Super Bowl champs say…do what you would normally do. If you’d normally go out and booze then do that. If you normally rape young girls while off-duty police officers acting as your security stand as look outs and prevent that girl’s friends from getting her the hell out of there…then that’s what you do. Obviously the tape doesn’t show this last part, but let’s assume Ben is keeping with his routine and that it did in fact happen.
Oh…and hey asslips. Quit fucking smiling and nodding your head after every fucking question you get asked. Everyone can tell it’s forced…pretty obvious you got some PR coaching but you needed acting lessons. Fucking prick.
Seriously, what a blessing Aaron Rodgers is to this organization. Not only he is an amazing QB on the field but he is so classy and such a good representative of the Packers. It is so refreshing to see A-Rodg continue to rise even higher on the field and know that he will continue to be the same great role model off of it.
Besides being willing to move heaven and earth to see the Packers win, I like to see a win for A-Rodg; he truly deserves it.
GO. PACK. GO.
Big Ben and Steelers probably figure they got this one in the bag. Good, let em think that.
If you normally rape young girls while off-duty police officers acting as your security stand as look outs and prevent that girl’s friends from getting her the hell out of there…then that’s what you do.