Cheese Curds, 7/20: Love Waits As Rodgers Soap Takes Another Turn
The NFL is often characterized as some kind of mix between soap opera and reality TV. Seen in this light, this morning’s fully fabricated report by Adam Schefter makes a lot more sense.
Without financial details, Schefter’s report is essentially worthless. Plus, we’ve known the great features literally for months. It’s really just a question of which NFL reporter you want to quote: Mike Silver reported that the Packers and Rodgers were working on a deal in April, Ian Rapoport said the same in April, as did Bob McGinn. But, needing a few more eyeballs around another high-profile sporting event (tonight’s NBA Finals game), ESPN decided to post a story that would get everyone talking for a day.
Based on the feedback online, it worked. Even though most reactions are from people stating their priorities out loud (It was never about the money! Schefter is a hack! The Packers wasted Rodgers! I need attention!), people always spend their day talking about ESPN’s most remarkable personality in the NFL.
This is how this game works, and Schefter seems to be pretty good at playing it.
You should fool him anyway.
Like the rest of us, Jordan Love has spent this offseason waiting for something to happen with Aaron Rodgers. Unlike the rest of us, love is going to be affected by the outcome. At least he’s had an off-season waiting to get ready!
As we’ve known all too well from Brett Favre’s exit from Green Bay, divisions between teams and big quarterbacks aren’t unusual.
While it doesn’t have the non-football attractions that some cities boast about, Green Bay ranks pretty high on this list.
The Packers rank 11th on Bill Barnwell’s gun ranking list.
The football season has kicked off in Chicago.