The Green Bay Packers are 11-3 on the year and sit atop the NFC North.
As things currently stand, they appear to be in great position to be a very serious challenger for the Super Bowl this year.
A big reason for the team’s success has been quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Despite offseason drama surrounding his contract, and regardless of the fact that he hates the Packers and his Packers teammates hate him – Rodgers has thrived on the field.
Off the field? Not so much.
Earlier this year Rodgers got caught up in a pandemic-related media firestorm where he was “cancelled” for seemingly suggesting that he was vaccinated when in fact he was not.
In the weeks since, Rodgers has fought back hard against what he describes as “cancel culture.” That fight continued on Tuesday, when he appeared on an episode of the Pat McAfee show.
This is a close-up of the shirt he opted to wear:
The sweatshirt appears to have been created by Barstool Sports.
This isn’t the first time Rodgers has lashed out against cancel culture on McAfee’s show. He did so back in October as well.
“There’s a PC woke culture that exists, and there’s a cancel culture at the same time,” he said at the time. “And it’s based on people’s own feelings of maybe personal miserability or distaste for their own situations or life, or maybe just enjoyment of holding other people down underneath their thumb.”
Rodgers and the Packers have a lot of positives going their way on the field. Brett Favre’s recent comments were telling.
Paulina Gretzky knows how to celebrate a birthday right. https://t.co/luTTz3X5aB
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 21, 2021
But off the field – it’s just one distraction after another.
Will that ultimately prevent them from being able to claim a Super Bowl championship this year? Time will tell.