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Aaron Rodgers Has A New Ring

The New A-Rod

The latest in a line of successful A-Rods, is Super Bowl XLV MVP, Aaron Rodgers.  As told by many sports writers, analysts, and the John Clayton’s of the world, Green Bay has had a love/hate relationship with Rodgers since he was drafted out of Cal in 2005.  Using their sole first round pick on a replacement for an aging Brett Favre, led to chants of off with your head to the decision makers in Green Bay.   Fans were perplexed that their team used a first round draft choice to replace a guy who just finished the season throwing for over 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns.

It has taken some time for this draft pick to make a whole lot of sense.  Green Bay fans are hard core and don’t have the patience for rebuilding.  They don’t like change, and why should they, especially when the quarterback position was working so well for them.  The “Majik Man” Don Majkowski was the starting quarterback the last time Green Bay fans wondered about who their starting qb would be on Sunday.

After drafting Rodgers, most fans were relieved when the next couple seasons, consisted of Favre running the show and Rodgers relaxing on the sidelines.  In fact, it wasn’t until 2007 that Rodgers threw his one and only touchdown pass.  Apparently, that one TD proved to be all that was needed for Green Bay to name Rodgers the starter the following season, with Favre set to retire.

Of course, this is when the Brett Favre Show began, coming straight out of a popular daytime soap opera.  There were tears of sadness, betrayal, and scandal; this show had it all except one thing…success.  While Favre’s teams performed well, he couldn’t compete with what Rodgers was doing in Green Bay.

Since taking over the starting quarterback spot, Rodgers threw for 12,394 yards, 86 TDs, 31 INTs, with a 99.4 QB Rating, compared to Favre’s 10,183 yards, 66 TDs, 44 INTs, and an 86.03 QB Rating.  Rodgers clearly has had better numbers than Favre, since the Favre Show began, and now Rodgers has a new Super Bowl ring.  Unfortunately,  Favre is more of a laughing stock than anything, and I hope he stays retired next season.

Now, this isn’t a Favre bashing by any means, as I remember many games I was dumbfounded at his game play.  He was a great leader, role model with his passionate play and iron man attitude, but his last few years have been disappointing, and I’m glad Rodgers came out on top as well as he did.  The Sports Minion hopes he has fun riding on Space Mountain.

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