I’m just adding to the discourse and giving this idiot exactly what he wants. Aaron Rodgers wants everyone to whisper and hold their breath about his possible return this season. And that’s all he wants. All he has wanted for the past two or three years is attention and for people to think of him as a special creature given to us to show us a better way. Actually play and win football games for the New York Jets? Rest assured that he doesn’t actually care.
Surely he’ll be on tape before the game on national television saying he can throw the ball and do something like a drop-back. It’s more than enough to start a conversation on the broadcast, that starts a conversation on the various postgame shows, that starts a conversation on social media, and he stays in the news and trending and can see his name everywhere, which means importance. Many others do that too. That’s the end game here.
What does he really gain from actually getting dressed? Surely there’s a chance he could save the Jets’ season, lead them to the Super Bowl and become a New York legend in a way that a player in Green Bay couldn’t possibly be (sorry, Sconnies, but you know it’s true is). Except Aaron Rodgers, who could do that, hasn’t been around for three or four seasons. He’s actually not that good anymore. And at 40 he certainly won’t be doing so well, having missed months. The window of time in which he can do all this is so tiny.
If Rodgers goes out there and he sucks? Or if he goes out and his entire lower leg falls apart just jogging out of the locker room? How could he possibly tighten this up? fantastapotamus Sperm that made him healthy or whatever? How can he look like a mad genius that us plebs just don’t understand when he looks exactly like a 40-year-old trying to play NFL football on one leg in a city that has four minutes of patience?
But by dangling the idea of it in front of every Jets fan’s face for weeks, by making all the screaming ESPN heads froth in which they could drown, by bringing Twitter closer to extinction (perhaps the only good thing he can do) . ), the legend grows. His name is getting bigger. The idea of Aaron Rodgers continues to exceed his reality. If he never rings the bell, at least before the Jets season becomes meaningless, he can snort all the headlines and stories and sob stories from those in green that start with “If only Aaron had stayed healthy…” even if he comes back to play next year, and that’s not so good, he would have the security of having missed a whole season and it’s just too hard to come back from 40.
Rodgers wants to set the fire, but watches the firefight from a distance. He already has that. And it’s all he needs, so he’ll sit on it and soak in it for a few more weeks. That’s all he could ask for.
Discipline is coming for Michigan
The Michigan scandal is about to get worse. The Big 10 That’s 18 has alerted the school that discipline is imminent, and Michigan has made it clear that they are preparing their legal team to address that discipline. And their defense seems to be, “Look at everyone else doing it!”
The whole thing has always had the flavor of a number of teams not being able to match Michigan on the field, so they’re going to go that route. I can’t really hear Georgia complaining about this stuff. The TCU just kicked themselves in the ass too and coded their signals differently. It’s somehow dumber than the Astros scandal because teams are allowed to watch videos of previous games and figure everything out, but if they record it live? Get out.
It always seemed cheap to us that college teams could send their offense to the line and then look back to the coaches to determine a play based on the defense they saw. And now they’re all bothering because Michigan figured out the best way to do it themselves when everyone’s on the phone? Grow up.
Michigan will sue and do whatever it takes to keep Harbaugh on the sidelines for the final two conference games, then likely accept a suspension for the Big 10 Championship Game against a team they were going to put in orbit anyway. And then the school and the coach will likely go their separate ways in the offseason, after he’s already opened up a recruiting pipeline that others can probably handle. Wake us up when things actually get interesting.
More problems for the Oilers
Has the Oilers’ season gotten any better since we last checked?
Oh. Hmm, we’ll come back in a few weeks.
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https://deadspin.com/aaron-rodgers-new-york-jets-nfl-michigan-scandal-oilers-1850998493 NY Jets QB Aaron Rodgers has nothing to gain from his return