If you thought you were going to go watch the Green Bay Packers see the stinking Minnesota Vikings this week and you’d actually get to watch Aaron Rodgers play, you were wrong.
The Packers have decided to shut down Rodgers now that their bogus playoff hopes are out the window. That happened, officially, when the Atlanta Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.
We, and the Packers, had some idea this would happen when the team decided to re-sign the much travelled Joe Callahan.
So, Aaron Rodgers is healthy enough to play against the Carolina Panthers and come back and save some jobs? But then he isn’t healthy enough to continue playing against the Minnesota Stinkings, huh?
Maybe I’m overstating it. Some of you might tell me to pipe down, that the Packers shouldn’t risk Rodgers for two meaningless games.
Well, suck on this.
Knocking the Stinkings down a peg would be sweet. Rodgers isn’t going to break the collarbone in the same place again because it’s all metal. Like frickin’ Wolverine. Not possible.
And Rodgers wanted to play. Hell, he gets a big-ass game check for doing so, so why shouldn’t he?
So what are the Packers doing now? They are totally tanking for a draft pick.
And that’s fine. They’ll tell you otherwise. They’ll say this was in the best interests of the organization moving forward. But that’s an entire pile of horseshit.
Rodgers wasn’t going to break his collarbone again this year. The plate in there more or less guarantees that. The fact of the matter is the season is over. Rodgers won’t actually earn those game checks — even though he clearly wants to. The fans won’t get to see the player they want, even though he’d love to be out there.
It’s highway robbery for anyone who has tickets to these last two games. I’d expect to see Lambeau Field stuffed with purple chokers on Sunday. That’s the real travesty.
But hell, let’s lose out and get that draft pick.
The real question is, when this is done, does anyone have to pay the price? I can name two assholes who should.