Monday, December 28, 2009

Your End Of The Year Llama-ing.

Your favorite sprite is doling out his end of the year and end of the decade awards, and, amidst the blather about Brett Favre and Brett Favre and Brett Favre and BreFarrrrrrrrrrve is this nugget:
Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers

With all due respect to Prince Fielder, he is not the starting quarterback of the team that this state worships. Rodgers has spent most of the season running for his life and yet he has led this team to the playoffs and thrown for 4,000 yards. He finally led the Packers to a comeback victory--over the Bear no less--and now the only monkey he has to get off his back is winning in the playoffs.
That's right: Aaron Rodgers, in just his second season as a starting NFL quarterback, needs to win a playoff game to get the monkey off his back.

Now, I'm no zoologist, but I believe the species of monkey to which Toddles is referring takes longer than two fucking years to grow to adult size and fully develop its back-clinging capabilities. For example, Tony Romo -- he of the two playoff appearances, one of which as the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and zero playoff wins -- might have to be worried about a simian attached to his dorsum. Aaron Rodgers? Not quite yet, methinks.

And, finally, I realize that Welter is from Chicago and is a Bears fan, but I suspect -- and I fear -- that the Llama's sentiments on A-Rodg are shared by a fair number of mouth-breathing Packer fans. Thus, for the memory-impaired Packer faithful, I present the following as a refresher in Green Bay quarterbacking history:

Aaron Rodgers, in Year Two as a starting quarterback (through 15 games):

63.9% completion percentage, 4199 yards, 29 touchdowns, SEVEN INTERCEPTIONS (for a mind-boggling 1.4% interception percentage); and 314 rushing yards with 4 rushing touchdowns, to boot. Quarterback rating: 102.4.

BreFarrrrrrvre, in Year Two as a starting quarterback:

60.4% completion percentage, 3303 yards, 19 touchdowns, TWENTY-FOUR (24) INTERCEPTIONS; and 216 rushing yards, with 1 rushing touchdown. Quarterback rating: 72.2.


klwillis45 said...

You're such a hater Rubie.

You neglect to mention that Erin trails the G.O.A.T. in the most important category, gunslinging rating, 77.3 to 128.6.

Keep sucking on TTs dick. *scratches balls*

You are a Baffoon said...

Chicago Weather Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Can Favre win in the cold? He better be handing it of to AP all night...I smell an upset even with this crappy Bears team.

Master Reid said...

This goes back to the stain that the Favre divorce left on the franchise. I wonder if Rodgers will ever have the full support of Packer fans. He'll never reach the bulletproof status that No. 4 achieved that's for sure. He will always be Ted Thompson's quarterback. Ted Thompson, who pushed Brett Favre out the door when he still wanted to play. He chose Rodgers over the iconic demigod Brett Favre. (Who, despite what people are willing to accept, DIDN'T WANT TO PLAY IN GREEN BAY ANYMORE!) It still feels like there are a lot of people that are just waiting for Rodgers to slip up so they can go "See, see, I told you!"

I hope the Packers win the damn Super Bowl this year, just so I can see & hear the confused reactions of the the remaining staunch Farve-ists out there.