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“Big Mouth” Greg Jennings Strikes Again

Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings

With both the Minnesota Vikings and Greg Jennings being completely irrelevant outside of playing the possible role of spoiler in their game with the Detroit Lions, it is easy for some to lose focus of the hatred and contempt any good Green Bay Packers fans ought to harbor for this traitor and the arch enemy he now plays for. Feed and nurture that hatred, fellow Packers fans, even when the Vikings seem far off in the wilderness.

That hatred, gives you strength and focus. And because love and hate are really part of the same thing, our love for the Packers is illuminated that much further by our hatred and contempt for this team, just as the breaking daylight of dawn is illuminated and even made possible by the nightfall before.

Happily, Greg Jennings continues to give us reasons why our hatred for that team continues to be necessary and relevant. Even as the third or fourth receiver on a subpar receiving corps with an unproven, bottom-of the-first-round draft selection in Teddy Bridgewater, “Big Mouth” Greg knows just what to say to help kinder that precious hatred for the Vikings.

Jennings’ comments were talking out of both sides of his mouth, as much as they drew on disingenuous talk about faith. On one hand, he states that being “seven years into the league and in the second half of my career,… I was thinking more about what’s best for my family.”

On the other hand, he states that “money wasn’t a concern,” a statement that should be insultingly obvious for an overpaid professional athlete raking in so many millions.

It seems that doing what was best for his family was change for the sake of change. Proclaiming himself a “man of faith,” each time he prayed “the one thing I heard was ‘change.’”

He went further, stating “I honestly believe in my heart that if they had offered me more money and God told me to ‘change,’ I have to be obedient.”

In these few sentences, I am reminded of why I hate the Vikings, but more importantly why I hate Greg Jennings. Beyond that, his comments are a perfect illustration of how absurd some of the religious rhetoric can be, especially with overpaid professional athletes.

Presupposing there is a god, why in the world would He not just care, but insist Jennings moves his family out of Green Bay to Minneapolis? If He exists, would He really care one iota about this decision, this mistake of a free agent contract, but not about journalists and other Americans held hostage and killed by Isis, or violence stemming from unrest from the Ferguson grand jury decision or millions of other tragedies throughout the world? The self-importance and delusion of such ridiculous blathering about prayers to god is simply jaw-dropping. It all really is that ridiculous.

As an atheist, I of course submit that “God is dead.” But presupposing there is a God, and presupposing further that he actually cares one iota about American professional sports and the NFL in particular, he is obviously a Packers fan.

For indeed, our illustrious Green Bay Packers enjoy four Super Bowl championships and 13 world titles overall. In contrast, the Vikings have enjoyed over 50 years of hopeless futility and are well on their way of being the Chicago Cubs of the NFL — except the Cubs have a great ballpark, a devoted fan base, the curse of the Billy Goat and other such fun lore, and a few titles before the curse. In this way, the Vikings are far beneath even the hapless, tragic Cubs.

Come to think of it, perhaps these comments — otherwise so ridiculous on their face — are evidence of not just God, but his love for the Packers.

Maybe God DID speak to you, Greg.

He told you to go to the Vikings so Ted Thompson could direct that money to Jordy Nelson.

We Packer fans win, and Vikings fans lose, as it should be. It is just part of the natural and correct order of the universe.

At some point, Jennings is going to retire. And he is going to remember that Super Bowl he won not just with Aaron Rodgers, but the entire 2010 Green Bay Packers team. That point cannot be emphasized enough because no player has ever been or ever will be bigger than the Green Bay Packers.

And so Packers fans, it is incumbent upon all of you to remember also; remember these comments among many other stunts this clown has pulled. Remember, and stay focused. Thereby, understand the importance of choosing not to forgive, not to forget. You are a Viking now, Greg.

Even God says so, at least according to you. It is best you stay that way.

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E. Wolf

Just a Packers fan and native Seattleite left stranded in New York City, and apparently suffering from post traumatic stress disorder from the near disaster in New Orleans in January of 2010. Bleeds Green and Gold through and through. Listens to indie and hardcore industrial and aggrotech music, and thus would much rather hear Headhunter by Front 242 or Front Line Assembly's "Mindphaser" than "Celebrate" or "I Gotta Feeling" in the fourth quarter, or any time.

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67 Comments

  1. Dave December 4, 2014

    Get your butt off your shoulders and look out the window. Do you think this beautiful world was created randomly?

    There IS a God. He’s a gentle, sincere and loving God. He wants to be your friend, but he’s not going to force himself on you. He’s waiting patiently for you to seek him out. If there’s supreme evil in this world, then there has to be supreme good as well. Why not try to get in touch with Him? What do you have to lose?

    1. Arcturus December 5, 2014

      Pull your head out of your ass.

    2. bob December 5, 2014

      I concur with this person. GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS.

    3. GOD December 5, 2014

      Shut the fuck up.

      1. Fritz December 7, 2014

        “you don’t want me anymore? sob… wait a minute… you’re not GOD, you’re that fat Walrus impersonating God again on my phone answering machine” –
        Reggie White [RIP]

  2. tim December 4, 2014

    Monty, you’re annoying. Shut up.

    1. E. Wolf December 4, 2014

      I am the one who wrote this, silly goose.

      1. Kozak December 5, 2014

        Well, that explains your idolatry of the Oval G.

        Didn’t you refer to it as “sacred” at one point?
        Pretty funny coming from an atheist .

        1. E. Wolf December 5, 2014

          Do you really think that nothing is sacred for atheists?

          1. pf4l December 5, 2014

            Maybe this was “Gamesmanship” by Greg Jennings. trying to elicit
            responses from the mentally deranged.

          2. Kozak December 6, 2014

            Yeah nothing is “sacred” to atheists. Here’s the definition of the word…
            sa·cred
            ˈsākrəd/
            adjective
            connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration.
            “sacred rites”
            synonyms: holy, hallowed, blessed, consecrated, sanctified, venerated, revered; archaicblest
            “the priest entered the sacred place”
            religious rather than secular.
            “sacred music”
            synonyms: religious, spiritual, devotional, church, ecclesiastical
            “sacred music”
            (of writing or text) embodying the laws or doctrines of a religion.
            “a sacred Hindu text”

            You don’t get to use it.

  3. Hank December 4, 2014

    I was ready to blast you in the first part of this article. But you pulled it out nicely by saying God is indeed a Packer fan. In fact I can see you believe even more than you know. Go Pack!

  4. Derek December 4, 2014

    There is no god #15. Evolution my friend. You made a terrible decision and now you suck. Welcome Davante Adams!!!!

    1. Phatgzus December 4, 2014

      Yeeeeaaahhh….the process of evolution doesn’t necessarily preclude the existence of God. Not the place for this type of discussion, just satin, though.

  5. Savage57 December 4, 2014

    This article begs a larger question…

    Who gives a fuck?

    1. Fritz December 4, 2014

      LOL! It’s a little like stalking the thoughts of Jeremy Ross after he was cast off, maybe a tad prematurely? Maybe not. Oh well, it is entertaining food for thought when a former packer winds up with a div. rival. But honestly every thing i’ve heard from him seems tinged with a dash of sweet-sour bitterness or at least a tiny bit of regret, and why not? He no longer a WR for the greatest QB (based on QB rating) and in the uniform of the greatest, most storied sports franchise in the history of the world.

  6. cubkiller December 4, 2014

    Wrigly is a good ballpark??? Have you been there? Its a toilet.

  7. mike December 4, 2014

    Love this article!

  8. BZ in BA December 4, 2014

    It’s like Linus, sitting in the field all night and waiting each year for the Great Pumpkin to appear. Guess what Greg Vagainnigs: there is no Great Pumpkin, you ignorant Viqueen piece of shit!

  9. wisconsinfan December 4, 2014

    Wrigley field is a shithole

    1. Kato December 4, 2014

      I would disagree. Have you been to any other major league ballparks?
      The atmosphere at wrigley is second to none, as far as ballparks I have been to. Brewers stadium is nice, mostly because its newer, but just doesn’t have the same feel to it.

  10. Fred December 4, 2014

    Boring article

  11. Shockediam December 4, 2014

    What pointless ranting. This type of born again drivel is so common in professional sports I’m stunned you can even find the energy to react to it.
    I am, however, curious. What did you think when Reggie White used precisely the same reason for his choice to sign with Green Bay? I’m guessing you were very happy, as the rest of us were.

    1. JB December 4, 2014

      Further proof that God is a Packer fan?

  12. UpNorth December 4, 2014

    Bastard will get what he deserves and rot in Minnesota for the remainder of his dead career. Actually, at this rate former Packer cast off Charles Johnson will claim his spot and he’ll go into Free Agency where nobody will touch him. Nothing like a good case of Hero to complete Zero.

  13. John Denver's Gavel December 4, 2014

    ^That would be a dream come true.

  14. knucklehead December 4, 2014

    I have to say, I knew exactly who wrote this article, three lines into this, because this is exactly the same as the Favre and Patriots ones.

    Nothing against the author, props for producing content. Just, it’s articles like the two above mentioned and this one that make me not want to come back to this site.

    Think about it Monty.

  15. knucklehead December 4, 2014

    I check on to this site on average, about 20 times a week and have done so for two years pretty religiously.

  16. pf4l December 4, 2014

    So….The title of this article insinuates that Jennings said something recently. I don’t see it. These examples are things Jennings said in early 2013. Are you trying to manufacture something new to spew your hatred? You also mention we should “Feed and Nurture our hatred”. What does that even mean exactly? Not everyone needs to have their heart filled with hatred to feel like they are alive.

    In the 1st 3 paragraphs, he mentions the word “hatred” 7 times. Wolf, you have hatred for Greg Jennings, Brett Favre and the Vikings, something you’ve told us hundreds of times before. WE GET IT.

    Maybe you hate Jennings because he mentioned a God you don’t believe in, thereby further “nurturing” your hatred for Greg Jennings. Or maybe you wanted to use that for a platform to express your atheist viewpoints.

    The bottom line is these comments are almost 2 years old.

    Wolf, this is just a suggestion, but you may want to consider not obsessing over things that happened years ago that fill your heart with so much hatred and anger. You might find yourself with a happier disposition, a calm in your life and probably lower blood pressure.

    Because at the end of the day, you have no control over what Favre, Jennings, or what the Green Bay Packers, say or do. You aren’t stopping Favre’s # retirement, You aren’t stopping Favre from coming back to Green Bay. You aren’t getting rid of the throw back uniforms no matter how loud you scream.

    You can scream about all this hatred you have on these various subjects for the next 10 years if you want, it wont change a thing. The only person your hurting, is yourself. Stop trying to convert other people to “hate” as much as you do.

    Let it go.

    1. Andy December 5, 2014

      totally agree. Why waste time and energy hating something that has almost no bearing on the success of the packers? I pity the vikings, they are a crap sub standard organisation, but why hate, when you can love the Green Bay packers?

      I also detest bringing religion into football discussion. People know where they stand on that, so there is no reason to bring it up here.

      1. ay hombre December 5, 2014

        Every minute of the day you allow something to make you angry, you cheat yourself out of a minute of happiness.

        1. Fritz December 7, 2014

          are you a psychiatrist? can you help me? i am happiest when i am angry and hurting or slandering other teams players or HC, even innocent fans. what’s wrong with me? i shouldn’t be allowed to feel such joy at the pain and suffering of the competition and their supporters? oh well, will just have to pay for it in HELL i guess [or at least purgatory, e.g. the dark decades following VL’s departure, god rest his soul] …

  17. pf4l December 4, 2014

    “Thereby, understand the importance of choosing not to forgive, not to forget” – E Wolf

    A side note, after reading that statement from above…I just now had an enlightenment. Although i respected what Favre gave to the Green Bay Packers and their fans over the years, i didnt always look at him with great respect and didn’t much care if the Packers retired his # or not.

    But now i say. Come back home to Green Bay Brett, lets honor you for what you did that was positive, and forgive you for the things that weren’t. We’re all human, we all make mistakes. I believe i’ll choose to forgive.

    1. Fritz December 5, 2014

      It is an editorial hatred not a real one?

      1. pf4l December 5, 2014

        Is that a question or a statement?

  18. Arcturus December 5, 2014

    This is a good demonstration of what man created religion for: to control other people, and by extension to justify virtually anything the religion user wants to. It also is the only time believing in unprovable, non-existing bullshit is seen as a positive thing… “Faith.” If you have faith in anything else that is magical, it is a mild mental illness. Well guess what?

  19. E. Wolf December 5, 2014

    PFAIL still thinks I give a fuck what he thinks, let alone reads his comments. Delusional.

    1. Savage57 December 6, 2014

      Us usual, off the mark. He doesn’t post or reply because he gives a rat’s ass what you think, he just likes busting your balls because you’re a vengeful, narcissistic, self-aggrandizing prick.

      Just like I do.

  20. icebowl December 5, 2014

    I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.- Galileo Galilei

    Wolfie, keep you day job. The rants and grammatical acrobatics are a real drag….

  21. jtmax December 5, 2014

    Jenning’s head got too big. He came from a humble college and is lucky to land on the greatest organization on earth with HOF QB’s. Human nature when you have success. You forget people who got you there. When the guy starts doing commercial, he’s going to forget his humble roots.

  22. MGP December 5, 2014

    Wow.

    Such a big article..about a very insignificant player.

    1. Fritz December 7, 2014

      he symbolizes all the mighty who had fallen from grace and cast out of the Garden of Bliss [GB], who later regretted the move but stubborn pride compelling them to hide it:

      Oh, the humanity! we must welcome them all back and adorn the deserving a place among the ring of honor… so it is written…

  23. jim December 5, 2014

    Meanwhile, in the real world, Viking tickets are selling for as little as $2 according to this: http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2014/12/tickets_to_next_vikings_game_are_selling_online_for_as_little_as_2.php

  24. Chad Lundberg December 5, 2014

    Someone just HAD to make an amusing article about religion and God. On a sports site…. eesh…

    If you have to resort to bringing up a sensitive subject, do honestly think you’re that talented of a writer? Are you therefore admitting that your normal work simply isn’t good enough?

    I’m not an Atheist, and if someone wants to bring this issue up and go as far as mocking my beliefs that’s fine, but I wouldn’t bring it up in a sports blog site. Really ruins the “adventure” of just enjoying the sport.

    1. E. Wolf December 5, 2014

      Greg Jennings is the one who brought up religion, not I. He brought it up, I finished it.

      1. pf4l December 5, 2014

        Jennings brought it up almost 2 years ago. I doubt he was talking directly to you Wolf in an effort to debate the issue.

        Sometimes admitting and accepting the fact you need help. Is half the battle.

        1. E. Wolf December 5, 2014

          And he brought it up again yesterday.

  25. grbfrog December 5, 2014

    Thanks for the article, it was pleasant enjoyment. That’s what is great about this site- it’s a chance for football to be fun, a brief respite from the seriousness of competition (except when things get too negative.) I still laugh and think of Cutty! every time I see a gravy boat.

    1. Fritz December 7, 2014

      this site probably has prevented me from punching my wife and kicking my dog, because it has exposed the violent thugs, murderers, rapists, and other assorted dirtbags that were my former nfl role models [that silly “no more” ad that the hypocrite goodell ran incessantly helped too maybe].

  26. Howard December 5, 2014

    Jennings did bring up religion and he is not the first Packer to do so.

    I will leave the final say on the subject to whom I believe all of us consider to be a great Packer and that person is not the one whom posted this article or anyone whom has commented so far. That person is our beloved Coach Lombardi. Lombardi said “There are three things important to every man in this locker room. His God, his family, and the Green B ay Packers. In that order.”

    Jennings followed Lombardi’s advise exactly as it was probably best for the Packers that Jennings left. I for one will say Lombardi has the last word on this subject.

    1. E. Wolf December 5, 2014

      The difference is that Lombardi and Reggie White were sincere in their beliefs as far as I can tell, and did not apply such rhetoric to such absurd circumstances or use it to explain away a bad mistake by the Vikings and in terms of his ability to compete and be part of a winning, Super Bowl Championship contender.

      1. pf4l December 5, 2014

        So you stand in judgement of Lombardi, White, and Jennings sincerity, and if you deem one of them is not being sincere about their beliefs, it is somehow your job to bring down the hammer and they should incur your hatred and wrath?

        Do you have a life, or maybe even a somewhat constructive hobby other than preaching hatred?

  27. pf4l December 5, 2014

    Wolf…question…Are you somehow a higher power over anyone else that you feel the need to stand in judgement over other peoples life and speech?

    Because it seems you are the supreme judgement of people and their character.

    Is it your job to call people out, obsess over them, if you don’t like their comments or beliefs.

    May God have mercy on your soul you angry, hateful, bitter man.

  28. Vijay December 5, 2014

    Lt Commander Data, “Believing oneself to be perfect is often the sign of a delusional mind”.

    Greg Jennings believes he’s God like. Anyone that believes that about themselves, is no different than Greg Jennings. Also, presupposing “GOD” controls every aspect of your life and guides you with some inner voice in order to make decisions is also delusional. That’s logic and reason telling your mind what it should and should not do.

    1. E. Wolf December 5, 2014

      HI Vijay,

      When one who is religious hears voices in their head, how do they know it is the God or Devil talking to them? Exactly.

      1. pf4l December 6, 2014

        Reggie White, whose retirement was announced on Sunday, said that while undergoing therapy on his back on Monday, he heard a divine call to revoke his retirement and return to the Packers.

        ”God spoke to me and said you made a promise,” White, a 36-year-old Baptist minister, said at a news conference yesterday.

      2. Kozak December 7, 2014

        Does the voice tell you to do good, or evil?
        Not that hard.

        1. E. Wolf December 7, 2014

          Which proves that God cannot transcend morality, because it is our own morality which determines whether one hears the god or devil. Of course the parable of Abraham being commanded to kill his own son opens a whole lot of problems to that.
          I of course submit if you hear voices telling you to do anything, you are clinically insane.

  29. I Don't Give A Fk December 6, 2014

    Tone it down. I can’t stand these lengthy diatribes. For me, Total Packers has always been a bit of a comedy site. Between stuff like this and 60% of the comment section, I don’t see too much humor around.

  30. Carl December 6, 2014

    Aaron Rodgers believes in the God of the Bible. Do you hate him too?

  31. Carl December 6, 2014

    “To me, when I feel His presence, my life is full” – Aaron Rodgers

  32. Carl December 6, 2014

    “It is my daily walking in faith and dealing with life issues and not giving into temptation that can be very challenging,” he adds. “I am always struggling in finding time to daily grow in my faith. If you are not in the Word or focusing on Christ, or into prayer, you can’t help but slip at times.” – Aaron Rodgers

    1. E. Wolf December 6, 2014

      The difference, Carl, is that Rodgers does not claim, for example, that God told him to do the recent contract extension. Apples and oranges…

      1. Carl December 6, 2014

        No it really isn’t.. Jennings is not claiming he heard the audible voice of God.. Just that he was at place of peace or “felt at peace” with the decision to move to minnesota. I am sure when he said he “heard” change.. He is just conveying that he was at peace with decision. The fact that it is was a tough decision says more about him than anything. It’s hard to explain your cinviction about anything when it rationally doesn’t make any sense. Rodgers is essentially saying the same thing.

        1. E. Wolf December 6, 2014

          WRONG.

          1. Carl December 8, 2014

            The all caps got me.. you win.

  33. Alexander January 3, 2015

    Not a very intelligent write. Though I am a very outward Packer backer, and think that some of Greg Jennings’ actions were uncalled for this year, I do not like your choice of words here. Instead of criticizing Jennings’ actions, you take into your own hands the atheist proselytizing and unneeded disrespect of the beliefs of others. I think that if you’re going to write for a website about the Packers and general sports topics, you should probably stay inside of the topic of sports and definitely out of topics that you probably couldn’t win a real debate about.