Please -- Just Leave Aaron Rodgers Alone!
I have been a Chicago Bears fan all my life. A big fan. In my youth I used to watch sports nonstop. Now, not so much. However, there is no way I ever miss a Bears game unless absolutely necessary. Needless to say, the Green Bay Packers are not exactly at the top of my list of favorite sports teams. That being said ... could all the asshats in the world just leave Aaron Rodgers the fuck alone?
The guy is an amazing athlete, as I have unfortunately witnessed too many times. He is a great quarterback and perhaps in the future will be recognized as one of the all-time best. He kept his mouth shut when playing behind Bret Favre, then came into his own and has been outstanding ever since. By all accounts he is a great teammate and a nice guy and uses his athletic fame to benefit several charities.
Now, however, when his name should be in the news because of the way he crushed the souls of Bears fans like me, he has become the focus of speculation regarding his sexual orientation. I find this troubling on so many levels. I know that he is a public figure, but when will the fascination over sexual orientation ever end?
I don't care if Aaron Rodgers is gay ... or straight ... or whatever. I hate ... hate ... hate that this apparently decent man has to deal with this issue publicly. If he is gay does he have to be a standard bearer, not by his own choice? If he is straight, does he find that he can't even have a roommate without having to give explanations?
I would rant further, but in my mind I would rather just concentrate on the upcoming NFL playoff games and not give this particular issue more publicity than it already has. It seems to me that we should be much better than this.