We’ve seen this happen before. Quarterback of high-profile team starts dating celebrity. Quarterback’s play goes downhill, team’s fortunes follow.
We’re talking about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who dated Jessica Simpson from late 2007 to mid-2009. Simpson’s constant presence seemed to be a curse on the Cowboys. They went 13-3 in 2007, but crapped the bed in the divisional round of the playoffs, losing to the New York Giants.
In 2008, Romo missed three games, went 8-5 in the games he played in and the Cowboys missed the playoffs at 9-7.
Clearly, things started to go downhill for the Cowboys when Romo started to date Simpson.
After they broke up in 2009, Romo rebounded with his third Pro Bowl season (he wasn’t named to the squad in 2008), the Cowboys went 11-5 and even won a playoff game.
So, there you have the Curse of Jessica Simpson.
Well, guess what.
Aaron Rodgers. Olivia Munn. Green Bay Packers. 2015.
The Packers aren’t playing well. Rodgers and the offense aren’t living up to the standards they’ve set.
The Curse of Olivia Munn!
Rodgers started to date Munn in early 2014. Yes, he went out and had an MVP season in 2014, but like Romo in 2007, he also crapped the bed in the playoffs.
The main issue with the Packers losing the NFC Championship was that their best player turned in one of his worst games.
You’ve seen what’s happened this year. Rodgers isn’t himself. The Packers aren’t living up to expectations.
The similarities to the Romo-Simpson situation are somewhat uncanny. The exception being Simpson was very present at Cowboys games, while Munn remains more behind the scenes.
We’re not the first to suggest there’s some Munn curse here. We’re just the first to put any real thought behind it.
The uproar started with this idiotic comment on the Journal Sentinel.
Then that handsome devil Rob Demovsky suggested Rodgers could be struggling because of his relationship.
“Possible off-field issues?: A longtime NFL agent told me recently that when he sees one of his top-performing clients play differently, as Rodgers has of late, the first thing he wonders is if something is going on in his personal life. There’s no indication that Rodgers’ relationship status has changed. Lions reporters said they spotted Rodgers’ girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that professional athletes have lives away from the field, and you never know what could be going on in their personal lives.”
And finally, Munn had to chime in because she’s not one to let anything slide.
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) November 19, 2015
Playing it fast & loose w/the journalism @RobDemovsky. Your professional skills are lacking… you must be having personal problems at home.
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) November 19, 2015
Look, we know from more than one reliable source that Olivia Munn is not easy to deal with.
Is she easy to date?
We couldn’t say for sure, but we would bet the answer is no.
Is the relationship affecting Rodgers? Only he knows.
For Romo, it seemed like the constant media glare affected him more than anything. We’re not saying that’s what’s happening here, but again. The similarities are pretty uncanny.
Love the tweet by Olivia Munn. The issue has clearly been receiver related, ineffectiveness and injuries
The off field issues are his riding the coat tails brothers and the wanna be famous girlfriend Lindsay Davis.
Luke always dates wanna be’s and this chick is no different. Aaron put the kabosh on the bad influences and that slimy blonde flipped her hair extensions!
Check out her SM follows and followers. It’s a who’s who of restraining order level gossip blog stalkers. She gets them to be her mouth piece and plants bullshit gossip when she doesn’t get her way. They’re foul and crazy while promoting anti bullying and bully Olivia on her Social Media sites.
She’s a real piece of work and is what keeps this family apart.
She should probably worry more about her fake charities and why she hasn’t gotten a ring from Luke yet than what Olivia and Aaron are doing.
Rodgers needs to quit sniffing his fingers, and get back to playing football….
Been saying the same for weeks! A-rod acting like a little grumpy kid on the field. I blame O.Munn.
Anyone else think that O. Munn reminds you of the hot chick in High School that you wanted to bang yet despised?
Naw, Jenny McCarthy is the ultimate hot chick in HS you despised but still wanted to bang.
Ray Rices’ girlfriend affected his playing to.
I wasn’t a big fan of Olivia (think Rodgers can do better) but I certainly didn’t think she was the reason the packers are losing.
However I think it speaks volumes that she felt the need to cause drama (at 1am) and has spent the whole day just liking tweets that support her – she shows she is needy, insecure, and attention grabbing ……. So I now think Olivia is a problem
Also – the article didn’t say anything really bad about her – just said Rodgers might be distracted. Think Olivia needs to star in another bad movie and get over herself
It’s her pad level I tell ya
The mouthpiece friend of Lindsay Davis got blocked on twitter for stalking Olivia Munn and is bragging about it. Why is this nice Christian girl friends with some chick that’s messing with her mans family unless she’s not as nice as she claims to be. The chick got called out for stealing from her charity account, is a drunk ho and works for a run away center! Luke needs to throw out the garbage otherwise this family won’t be able to heal.
Reporting what Dickey said above: What the fuck are you on about, who are these Lindsays and Lukes?
I thought we’re here to discuss football, not the latest episode of 90210…
I would assume they are talking about Aaron Rodgers brother Luke, and apparently he has a girlfriend named Lindsay. After that I don’t know what the fuck he’s babbling about.
Luke is Aaron Rodgers brother and he dates Lindsay Luv Davis. Lindsay texts asking Aaron fans to tell the media and post on social media bad things about Olivia and now even Aaron have exploded on my FB group.
She’s trying to get them to break up because she doesn’t like Olivia. She thinks she can get Aaron’s fan’s to do this.
Every time Aaron and Olivia get closer to Aaron’s parents friends of Lindsay’s go crazy on SM. Aaron’s mom need to step up and push those Christian values on her other children and their girlfriends.
Maybe they got to this reporter and Olivia knows what was said is what my guess is. It is 90210 and his family needs to stop disrupting him if that’s what the story was implying. Shake it off Aaron and play like the MVP you are!????????????????????
I would think his parents would use their own judgement as to whether or not they like/approve of Olivia. I doubt they let anyone else influence their feelings.
I didn’t want to have to weigh in on this stupidity and add more drama to the family but there’s a particular troll that won’t leave well enough alone.
The friend of Lindsay removed all her harassing tweets that she regularly posts to Olivia Munn only to start up again today.
She’s an obsessive fan that wants to be famous and has been under Lindsay’s “spell”.
I find it appalling that Lindsay and Luke play this passive aggressive game and have involved this idiot to do the same. Christian tweets and charity mean nothing when you relentlessly go after Aaron & Olivia. To be buying off this drunk, foul, loud mouth & befriending her where we all can see that you’ve coached her well is shameful.
You, Luke and Lindsay are the reason why your family is in shambles. Who would even want to be around you two. You’re phony, narcissistic and immature.
To add insult to injury, the people you thought were so stupid they would do what you wanted screwed you over & their need to brag that they’re friends with you, they’ve resent screen saved messages from you Lindsay and they are circulating. Interesting reading & bible verses weren’t included.
Up to this point, I thought this whole idea was garbage. I’m at the point where now I’m seriously considering blaming her for being the reason Rodgers is sucking so bad. Every athlete has a wife or girlfriend, it’s not like being in a relationship automatically warrants suspicion.
But this is a special case. Olivia is very opinionated and outspoken. She’s also a vegan PETA member, and we all know just how fucking CRAZY those people can be! There’s no doubt she’s influenced Rodgers to go Vegan as well, which if you know anything about nutrition and calories, that’s a VERY BAD thing for an athlete!
I once dated a crazy bitch, I know all too well what happens when you date someone you know is unhealthy for you yet you stay addicted to them and what kind of shit that does to your head.
Rodgers, not just for our sake but his sake, needs to move on from this succubus.