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You Can Bet Aaron Rodgers is Ticked About This…

Here’s another hit for the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers from their NFC Championship game loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It’s one you can be sure Rodgers isn’t pleased about.

The NFL fined Rodgers $9,115 for a facemask penalty that pulled the helmet off Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.

That’s walking around money for Rodgers, but he was quick to gripe about the penalty after the game. So surely, he’s going to be ticked about the fine.

“I just told the ref, ‘You know, he picked up the flag when they looked at the JumboTron when I scrambled and did kind of a weird in-between forward and front slide and the guy hit me in the head, and they picked up that penalty [flag],'” Rodgers said after the game. “So I just said, ‘Why don’t you look up at the JumboTron and pick up this penalty?’ Because it obviously wasn’t an excessive blow to the head there deserving of a 15-yard penalty, in my opinion.”

“I went for the stiff-arm, and I’m not a stiff-arm connoisseur. My thumb slipped through his face mask, his helmet was on loosely, and his helmet came off.”

Rodgers dynamic with the officials in that game was interesting. We’re not going to suggest the refs were bad, but you could make an argument that they favored the Falcons.

Rodgers was complaining about the officiating early and often. That could have been because his team was getting crushed, but he clearly took issue with some non-calls, as well as this facemask.

On the facemask penalty, Alford also briefly had a hold of Rodgers’ facemask, but that wasn’t called.

Ultimately, the penalty happened when the game had been over for a while. That penalty didn’t matter… except to Rodgers, apparently.

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  1. PF4L January 28, 2017

    Going by memory since i deleted the game. I watched that play over a few times after it happened. It may have started out as a stiff arm, but he clearly grabbed his face mask and pulled it off. If you watch at the end, Rodgers was pissed off, and gave Alford a “your my bitch” shoulder move as he started walking back on the field.

    Rodgers needs to tone down the whining on not having PI’s or other penaltys called. It’s starting to get embarrassing he does it so often.

    1. KILLER January 28, 2017

      PF4L! Trying on some objectivity for size! Looks good on you! Refreshing! Keep it going!

    2. icebowl January 28, 2017

      That said, #12 is a stud….

      What other QB in NFL gets even in a situation where he may get called on this type of PI, especially out of the pocket, maybe Rothliesberger ?

      Show me a team that doesn’t want their QB to be tough …..

      As the rest of the team totally gave up early in Atlanta, he kept trying to make plays even risking injury with long runs..

      Refs were bad but not a factor, even if they were on GBs side it wouldnt have changed the outcome- the DC lack of strategy was exposed by ATL – and offense quickly realized they would not be able to keep pace with MVP Ryan..

      End of story…

      1. PF4L January 28, 2017

        Don’t get me wrong ice, i didn’t say i didn’t like the move. I wish more of the team had that passion. When the game has already been decided. Then i don’t care about the 15 yards. As a matter of fact, i’ve posted about this team needing to get rougher and not take shit from other teams. Where “talking” settles nothing. But laying someone out on their ass speaks volumes.

        Remember that shot that Mathews took on Kaepernick? Totally out of line, 15 yard penalty…..But you know what, it needed to be done at the time and i loved every fuckin second of it. I remember jumpin up and screaming “lay that bitch out!!”

        1. icebowl January 29, 2017

          You know exactly where im coming from P. -youve akways supported #12, even during his off times…

          Agreed on Matthews hit on Klapperdink was worth every penalty yard…..

      2. KILLER January 28, 2017

        Hah! I told Michelle when I was posting earlier to just watch, that some nutty twisted-world-view misbehavior excuser would try to sell — or may even actually believe (!) — that Rodger’s poor sportsmanship is a symptom or indicator for competitiveness or even that it means he is “tough”. Boy, did I call it!

        Look, lying is a symptom of being a liar. Poor sportsmanship is just poor sportsmanship. All it indicates is immaturity, selfishness, and hypocrisy. Cheating is not being tough or being competitive (though we will always remember and treasure Jerry Glanville for pointing out “That’s the Packers for you. If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.”

        The NFL is full of tough players and highly competitive players. Unlike Aaron they do not lie, cheat, act like bratty baby poor sports, or whine about fairness while expecting unfairness in their own favor.

        Those who believe Aaron’s embarrassingly poor behavior somehow magically translates to being “tough” or competitive are sorely deceiving themselves. A true “tough” guy accepts the truth even when not in his favor and shows good grace under pressure.

        1. icebowl January 29, 2017

          Yawn……
          Zzzzzzzzzz, Zzzzzzzzzzz

        2. Tucson Packer January 31, 2017

          I take it Michelle is your sister. I hope you draw the line at only watching games together, but then again considering your past posts…

  2. KILLER January 28, 2017

    For some time now, and likely for years to come, I’ve been trying to figure out if Rodgers a frequent flyer intentional liar or if he lives in a demented world where he believes in “alternate facts”, ones that happen to be untrue but he thinks they are true.

    As per his quote above all you have to do is look at the photo above. Rodgers says his thumb slipped through the face mask and the helmet just came off. Well, look. at. the. photo. All the digits of his hand are wrapped in the face mask and he entirely has hold of the helmet and it is a couple yards from the victim. So, there we are now. We have a choice. We can believe Aaron or we can believe our lying eyes. So, who do you trust more? Lying Aaron or your own eyes?

    His quote has a couple other interesting aspects. He says the refs earlier looked at the Jumbotron. Could be. I could not know and we certainly can’t trust Aaron. But his issue was that he thought the refs looked at the jumbotron, observed what should be the correct call, and then changed an incorrect call into a correct call based on facts observed. This was wrong in his mind because the incorrect call would have favored the Packers. He usually gets these wrong calls in his favor due to reputation and league favoritism. It is clear Aaron has no issue with the refs looking at the jumbotron (though they are not supposed to) but only if that form of violation is in his favor. Help the other team? So wrong! Help Aaron? It is right and just!

    Another interesting part is where Aaron says “I’m not a stiff-arm connoisseur.” What, exactly, is his point here? If he did nothing wrong it is irrelevant what he is a connoisseur of. It seems he is aware he did wrong and is constructing a rationale for why then his wrong was not a wrong. In his mind (maybe or maybe he is just trying to manipulate the public mind) what he did might be wrong for other football playing connoisseurs of stiff-arming but, the exact same action by him, is not wrong and he should be given special treatment.

    He lies about what happened, pulls in another play as if that is relevant to this one even though it had no stiff-arming or face masking, and then sets up a second line of defense, an excuse, in which, even if someone just looks and sees he is lying, he is still innocent because he should be treated differently.

    This is hypocrisy and entitlement in the heart of entitlement town.

    1. Chiller January 29, 2017

      this is just a post to remind you that no one reads your drivel

      1. Tucson Packer January 31, 2017

        my God, seriously. I read like maybe the first two lines, maybe

  3. KILLER January 28, 2017

    Rodgers was in prime pissy prissy form in that Falcons game.

    In the 3 and out series in the first half on 3rd down Rodgers got hit legally and timely below the shoulder and he protested non-stop even while leaving the filed that it had been helmet to helmet contact. The replay, from any angle, embarrassingly showed Rodgers was arguing a complete fiction.

    Then, later, he was pulled down by the jersey for a sack. Rodgers intentionally tipped his face mask forward and pressed it against the back of the defensive lineman’s hand and then went on to argue that he was a victim of a face mask! Very ironic indeed considering a little later he, himself, was face masking!

    You could, I suppose, argue that first hit addled Rodgers or that his head bounced on his own shoulder pad and so he truly thought he was a victim of helmet to helmet. I don’t buy it — because the effect and sound of a helmet to helmet is so totally different from a helmet to a shoulder pad — but I would think you’d have a legit argument there.

    But the second incident? C’mon, a player knows for sure whether or not their face mask was grabbed and pulled. And it wasn’t. You can see the face mask over the hand and you can see the hand literally stretching the jersey. Can’t do that if it is tangled in a face mask. Why? Because a face mask has no stretch. It could not stretch along with the jersey.
    So Rodgers knew it was a lie, a false accusation, and he did it on purpose, even creating the appearance on purpose. He is used to these going his way.
    Rodgers is a cheater and a liar.

  4. KILLER January 28, 2017

    Have you ever seen, in one game, one QB —

    *vociferously claim he was a victim of a helmet to helmet hit when he absolutely provably was not
    *attempt to intentionally frame an opposing player for a face mask the QB knows darn well never happened
    *go on to commit his own face mask penalty on another play. one he is actually totally guilty of
    *then intentionally chest hitting an opposing player on the sidelines long after the play was over — out of poor sportsmanship or an intent to try to draw a foul is unknown
    *then, after the game, accuse the refs of using the Jumbotron to correct a call
    *claim after the game that his obvious face mask was not a face mask
    *and indicate, after the game, that he should be held to a different standard as to whether he commits a face mask?

    All that in just one game?

    In many hundreds of games watched and hundreds more read about this has only happened once = Aaron Rodgers vs. the Falcons in the 2017 NFC championship game.

    In fact, I do not think any 2 of those 7 have ever before happened in one game by one QB!

  5. PF4L January 28, 2017

    KILLER
    01/28/2017 at 9:20 am
    For some time now, and likely for years to come, I’ve been trying to figure out…

    That’s as far as i was willing to go….Let me try to guess the rest.

    For some time now, and likely for years to come, I’ve been trying to figure out…how the vikings can go 6-0 and 5-0 and not make the playoffs. Also, how many more #1 draft picks will the vikings piss away, before we get another chance to hang another NFC North banner in our rafters?

    Besides wasting away a Kings ransom on Peterson. My only other question to you PF4L is when could we expect to win our 1st super Bowl?

    Is it 10,20,30,50 years or so from now PF4l?

    Yes – PF4L

    1. icebowl January 28, 2017

      PF4L – you made it further than I….

      I may copy Ks crap into docx file, to use as a sleep aid next time I have insomnia…

      So sad to think that spending time spewing this kinda of crap is the highlight of her day…

      1. PF4L January 28, 2017

        I usually give her the 1st and last line, this time i skipped the last line, and his next 2 novels.

  6. Sanguine Camper January 28, 2017

    No matter what Rodgers does or doesn’t do the Vikings still suck and their fans are delusional. Rodgers wipes his ass with that fine and he could care less. What bothers me the most is that Rodgers whining on that play reminds of the Vikings behavior.

    1. KILLER January 28, 2017

      I see the truth burns you like acid. All you can do is lash out nonsensically. I feel a little sorry for you. Your team is basically 5-11 + a great QB — who happens to be a beard-utilizing, lying, delusional, creepy, entitled, arrogant, family-disowning, friend-disowning, whiny purveyor of deception. It must be hard for you.

      You certainly need to try your hardest to live up to your name “SANGUINE”.

      1. PF4L January 28, 2017

        waa….., your qb is creepy..waa…your QB is arrogant …waa….waa

        Here’s a Fun fact Nancy…Rodgers has won more Super Bowl rings than the Minnesota vikings have in their entire useless POS existence.

        What’s next Nancy….You gonna put your thumb on the tip of your nose, wiggle your fingers back and forth while calling us PED user’s while screeching na na na na.

        CHILD

      2. Chiller January 29, 2017

        this is just a post to remind you that no one reads your drivel

      3. Tucson Packer January 31, 2017

        All i read is “truth burns like acid” Guess whats the truth? VIQUEENS HAVE NEVER WON A SUPER BOWL TROPHY! YOU ARE THE DEFINITION OF PATHETIC FAN BOY!!!!

  7. Howard January 28, 2017

    I like it when a QB or kicker get an occasional personnel foul penalty. It shows they have passion. Loved it when Terry Bradshaw or Kevin Butler would get an unnecessary roughing penalty. They were pissed about something and did something about it.

    Players and coaches are negotiating with the officials on every play. If the negotiation doesn’t work on the specific play it may work on the next play, series, game, or season. It occurs on every team and with almost every player on the field. Negotiations to sway someone to your favour is part of life. It is in our DNA and shows itself very early in life.

    1. KILLER January 28, 2017

      KILLER
      01/28/2017 at 6:33 pm

      Hah! I told Michelle when I was posting earlier to just watch, that some nutty twisted-world-view misbehavior excuser would try to sell — or may even actually believe (!) — that Rodger’s poor sportsmanship is a symptom or indicator for competitiveness or even that it means he is “tough” or has “passion”. Boy, did I call it!

      Look, lying is a symptom of being a liar. Poor sportsmanship is just poor sportsmanship. All it indicates is immaturity, selfishness, and hypocrisy. Cheating is not being tough or being competitive (though we will always remember and treasure Jerry Glanville for pointing out “That’s the Packers for you. If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.”

      The NFL is full of tough players and highly competitive players. Unlike Aaron they do not lie, cheat, act like bratty baby poor sports, or whine about fairness while expecting unfairness in their own favor.

      Those who believe Aaron’s embarrassingly poor behavior somehow magically translates to being “tough” or competitive or is “passion” are sorely deceiving themselves. A true “tough” guy accepts the truth even when not in his favor and shows good grace under pressure.

      1. Howard January 29, 2017

        Ha, from someone who lies about their name, among other things, but tries to make theirselves appear tough by using the name….”Killer”. Some funny shit Killer and speaking of shit how is Mooch doing?

        1. KILLER January 29, 2017

          Don’t tell me your fancy glitzy moniker is your real name! Fancy name like Howard I thought you must have carefully chosen it from a name book. After all, what parents would name their kid “Howard”? Did they lose a bet?

          Just FYI, KILLER is actually my real “earned” name. No, it is not my “given” name but, trust me, I have earned it.

          As per “Mooch”, I do not know how he is doing as I do not know him at all. Isn’t that the nickname of the former 49ers/Lions HC who is an announcer? I like that guy. He has a great sense of humor and is very knowledgeable.

          1. Howard January 29, 2017

            Yes I did lose a bet. I bet someone you would come back and tell us your real name because you are always honest, but you double down and again exaggerate a lie about being a tough guy “Killer”. Must have earned that tough guy name from putting puppies and kittens to sleep right Mr. Dog catcher?

            I owe you an apology, “Killer”, I always thought that you were a cold, untruthful, and unimaginative troll. But you’re really quite emotional, aren’t you?

          2. PF4L January 29, 2017

            KILLER
            01/28/2017 at 6:33 pm

            Look, lying is a symptom of being a liar.

            That is a lesson people learn every time someone reads my post.

          3. Chiller January 29, 2017

            this is just a post to remind you that no one reads your drivel

          4. PF4L January 29, 2017

            I know, right? But she keeps on posting them anyway.

      2. icebowl January 30, 2017

        Whos Michelle ?
        Your kindergarten teacher ?

  8. Dennis January 28, 2017

    Well I have to make a comment here about liars. The whole Viking organization kept telling us all year they were a superbowl team.Well who are the liars, they didn’t even make it to the post season.

    1. KILLER January 29, 2017

      I hate to cover things you already know but no one said they were certainly or even probably or even likely going to the super bowl. No one and certainly not the “whole Viking organization” — Cheerleaders? Custodial engineers? Administrative staffers?

      Go ahead and supply the names, quotes, and source materials of, let’s make it easy, just all the cheerleaders all stating the Vikings are a super bowl team. Remember, there are 28 cheerleaders so you will need at least 28 names, quotes, and source materials.

      Good luck on your endeavor. If you fail you officially are a liar for all to see.

      This makes me ponder another mystery: Are Packer fans liars because the Packer players and organization are such a poor role models for them or are the Packer players (many but not all) and organization a bunch of liars as a reflection of the fan base?

  9. PF4L January 29, 2017

    KILLER
    01/29/2017 at 6:29 am

    Just FYI, KILLER is actually my real “earned” name. No, it is not my “given” name but, trust me, I have earned it.

    One time, a mosquito was bugging me, two seconds later…DEAD!!

    Another time, after finishing my shift at Sonic. I got home, my lock was broken at my front door, and i had to break in my trailer, so i was already in a bed mood. Then i found a spider crawling around it my bath tub.

    I’m telling you, i just lost it. Three seconds later…DEAD!! That spider never stood chance.

    I’m no one to be fucked with!!

  10. PF4L January 29, 2017

    KILLER
    01/28/2017 at 6:33 pm

    Hah! I told Michelle, my cat. Let this be a lesson to you. You shit one more time outside your litter box, i can take you out in seconds!!

    I got a short fuse people. I’m a natural born killer.

    1. icebowl January 30, 2017

      Lmfao P.
      You’re on friggin roll…
      Dude, stop it youre Killer’ing me….
      .