I know, surprising, right? I mean, The Anointed One has thus far been more or less a friend to all mankind.
In what might potentially be the least important news out of football ever, the 21st century's version of Trent Dilfer who in his lifetime is 1-2 in his first playoff game each year, has spoken out against fellow NFL'ers' lack of effort in a the meaningless flag-football after party that is the Pro Bowl:
"I'll be honest with you," Rodgers said on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee. "I was a little bit disappointed. I felt like some of the guys on the NFC side embarrassed themselves."
The AFC routed the NFC 59-41 in a game that drew boos at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for its lack of early intensity. Rodgers, who started and played the first quarter for the NFC, didn't name specific players. "I was just surprised that some of the guys either didn't want to play or when they were in there didn't put any effort into it," Rodgers said.
(Source.) The fact that Rodgers (shown above right, giving 100%) even noticed the lack of effort marks him as perhaps the only person in the Western Hemisphere who bothered watching the game.
Rodgers didn't confine his criticism to a local radio show: he put it right out there on Twitter, the same place where America learns who Demi Moore is stalking:
On Wednesday, Rodgers poked fun at his criticism of the Pro Bowl via Twitter.
His tweet: "Just read this quote by Bruce Lee, 'the less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be'. Maybe I was wrong about the pro bowl?"
After checking out Rodgers' Twitter posts, I saw that Bruce Lee isn't the only philosopher Rodgers likes to plagiarize: He also ripped off this tweet from Jack Handey's Deep Thoughts:
If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.
Rodgers posted that on February 1, and it was retweeted fifty times. Which doesn't prove A-Rodg is an environmentalist. It just proves that he can search a quote site. But, then, what else does he have to do? We're at least 11 months away from when he'll have to overthrow his receivers and scowl at them next year.