Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told Peter King he feels like his team is America’s team. That has been the moniker adopted by the Dallas Cowboys for years, of course.
This was the full comment.
“This is one of the top positions in all of sports,” Rodgers said. “We feel like we’re America’ Team. Other teams have taken that mantra from time-to-time. But we’re just a blue-collar city with a team that’s been around for 100 years and have been part of some incredible NFL history.”
Here’s the clip of Rodgers.
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) September 7, 2018
Naturally, this created quite the uproar among the hot takers.
Aaron Rodgers just told NBC: "We feel like we're America's Team." Nice try. America's Team is the world's most valuable team and its QB has outplayed you all 3 times you've met, Aaron. HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS. How bout that Dak Prescott.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 7, 2018
— The Will Cain Show (@WillCainShow) September 7, 2018
Surely, there will be more throughout the day.
The Cowboys are South America’s team.
Rodgers missed a chance. Should have reminded them the Packers are the world’s team.
Sod off, Cowboys.
Does anyone enjoy listening to Skip Bayless? Anyone who brings him up hates him. Colin Cowherd has had harsh opinions of Rodgers but seems like kind of a cool guy. Bayless is probably hated by his own family. He shows up at a holiday dinner and everyone goes in the other room, then he goes in there and they go outside. We all have those relatives.
I like watch Cowherd’s show & never listen to Skip Brainless
It’s true- the only publicly owned team in the NFL. Every fan wishes their team had this structure. There is no wealthy owner posturing and threatening to move to some other city. ARod vocalized what I have always believed.
Did I mention the population is only 100,000? Most NFL Championships. What’s not to like? GBP are America’s Team.
Holy alternate reality in the mind of Aaron, Batman! This guy can really spin him some alternate reality!
Just to be clear, I am not flipping out here. I’m being matter-of-fact. No team is “America’s Team” other than our various Olympic teams. Using it for city, regional, or, in the case of Green Bay, a moldy town team, is arrogant deception.
I’ve always disagreed and held it against those who wrongly claim the Cowboys are “America’s team” as well. Just so you know I’m being consistent.
This alternate reality thing from Aaron is not the first time. In fact, Aaron spread three (3) separate alternate realities just around Anthony Barr and his injury.
First: Barr’s hit was wrong and bad and unfair and unsportsmanlike, and foul, a thing of great shuddering evil slouching its way towards Bethlehem.
Well, no. Refs, league, all players everywhere knew this was not true. Even a few Packers fans figured it out!
Second: Aaron’s profanity and unsportsmanlike conduct was due to gestures from Barr. Aaron suggested this without directly saying it in order to avoid accountability. He made it sound like his egg came after Barr’s chicken.
Well, no. First there was the egg AND then there was that chicken from Barr. Rather than Aaron responding to Barr it was, in fact, Barr responding to Aaron. Sort of like someone saying that guy should not have hit me and then you go to the video and see the complainer first went and hit the other guy and that guy then acted in self-defense.
Third: That Aaron was upset because Barr did not come over and wish him well with the injury.
Well, no. Barr had no time to do any such before Aaron was profanely attacking him. Also, no one does that other than a few exceptions. Not even for their own teammates! Did you see 52 Packers standing around Aaron wishing him the best? No? Why didn’t he yell profanities at them? Here’s why this does not happen: players are literally coached to stay the heck out of the way of the trainers. You know, so the injured player can get the help he needs!
It’s pretty funny… Aaron made up one fantastical lie to cover up another fantastical lie which only existed because yet another fantastical lie — about the exact same event — was also seen through! Three lies all about one thing, all seen through. Even by some of the Packers fans!
Now this, a new example of Aaron’s willingness to bend the truth. Does he believe it himself? Not known. He could be lying to himself or he could be lying to everyone. Not sure which is worse. Morally the second but, mental care wise, the first.
Just look at this bending of reality: “…we’re America’ Team. Other teams have taken that mantra from time-to-time.” As per the first part: No. Just no. As per the second part… good Gord… some have claimed it for the Cowboys for what, 45 “time-to-time” years? “Other teams…” refers to… just the Cowboys…! And this here is the very first time anyone was fool and arrogant enough to make the claim for the Packers but he’s trying to act like they are the real America’s Team all along with others trying to take the title every once in a while.
What next? Aaron invented the question mark? It wasn’t really Dr. Evil’s Daddy?
Holy butthurt cowboy fans. You’d think they’d just mosied down from brokeback mountain. I like Shannon Sharpe’s take on this. I’d rather be Titletown than America’s team.
Cowboy games are watched more than any other team in the world??? Get the fuck out of here Skip. A regular season soccer game gets more viewers worldwide than the Super Bowl. The World Cup compared to the Super Bowl is laughable. Yet the Cowboys are the worlds team? Bitch please…
What did Rodgers say exactly?
“We feel like we’re America’s team….”
Is that a proclamation?