My gears are grinding. So before we get to enjoy the game this week, I need to get a few things off my chest.
Let’s start with this article about Aaron Rodgers comeback to victory against the lowly Bengals. A performance that Rob Demovsky began with these stupid paragraphs:
Take that, Tom Brady.
It’s what MVP quarterbacks do.
And Rodgers might have even one-upped Brady.
I mean, this article begs 3 questions:
The Patriots played the Houston Texans, a team that happened to make the playoffs last year behind one of the best defenses in football that now has JJ Watt back. Aaron Rodgers played the Cincinnati Bengals, who suck donkey butts. Rodgers and Brady are both great QBs and are allowed to both have great performances.
- On what planet was Aaron Rodgers’s performance better than Brady’s?
They both came back at the last minute, they were both hounded by a strong pass rush, they both had turnovers returned for touchdowns. But Brady completed 71% of his throws for 378 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INT and 1 fumble against the best front seven in football, while Aaron Rodgers completed 67% of his throws for 313, 3 TDs, 1 INT. Rodgers had the 15th highest rating of the week for a QB (not counting Ryan Mallett’s fill in duty). Brady the 2nd. If it was a competition, Brady did everything Rodgers did, just better.
- Why do lazy ESPN writers do this dumbshit narrative ALL THE TIME?
In the take culture at (are they still?) the worldwide leader, the most pervasive media narrative is that Brady isn’t as great as you think he is. And Rodgers is a God. He is, just let it go. Rodgers is also great. They can both be great!