Thursday, January 02, 2014

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.

13 Comments:

Blogger Spot said...

Could care less about football (which the 'phobes might find suspect) but I will say, "Amen, Brother!"

12:59 AM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

i thought he hooked up with michelle beadle at the ESPYS. huba huba.u know how i know u r gay? u got a poster of the rock group ASIA framed in yr living room.i just hope 1 or if i am lucky both my future super bowl picks win. i got the eagles 30-1 and the bengals 17-1 on sportsbook.com.just to go to the show. thinking putting a little sumthing on the PATS thou but 5-1 is so weak. i like those dogs

8:32 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

@angerisagift -- I must admit, you have been one funny dude lately! Loved your mancard comments on PPP's blog post.

9:56 AM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

thx ,bro.it is the weed. LEGALIZE.colorado the amsterdam of the american west. LMAO. have a great weekend GO EAGLES AND BENGALS.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Cranky said...

Light - you ask the right question - when will the fascination over sexual orientation end? It's not particularly newsworthy now when an entertainer comes out, but it used to be (thinking when Ellen came out). Eventually, even active football players will be able to come out.


Personally, as a lesbian, I'd be pretty happy if Aaron Rodgers was gay. But, at the same time, sad that we live in a world where he didn't feel safe being out to the world.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Vookenmeister said...

well put lightning. at some point as a society perhaps we will grow up over the whole sexual orientation thing.

PS. he good by the way.

11:13 AM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

the rumor was that kordell stewart qb 4 the steelers aka slash was gay.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Lucki Duck said...

I'm GLAD (see what I did there?) you finally decided to come out of the closet.

I've suspected all along that you were a Packers fan.

Congrats on your new found freedom :)

2:55 PM  
Blogger Man InBlack said...

As TBC would say it matters alot because the bible says....... OH WHO THE FUCK CARES. I HAVENT READ THE BIBLE IN YEARS....lol

4:50 AM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

AMEN

2:35 PM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

according to TBC, man on man sex is OK if it is 4 a big mac or clean socks. french kissing is a plus. lmao

2:38 PM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

lightning was the title of this post. in honor of that brittany spears fan youtube video? LEAVE BRITTANY ALONE.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Iron Mike Sharpe said...

Is it OK to give him shit for flying coach in between two Bears super fans?

What's up with that? Dude can't even get the window seat.

9:24 AM  

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