THIS A ROD MANS UP IN THE CLUTCH
AND OTHER SPORTS RAMBLINGS FROM THE WEEKEND
Alex Rodriguez, I think it's official now...you're not worthy of the A Rod nickname.
Sure, you make $252 million, date Madonna, and pose like the best player in baseball, but you're no match for the toughness of the real A Rod....Aaron Rodgers.
Wincing in pain with a sprained shoulder in Seattle, he merely chucks it 45 yards...dead on...to future Pro Bowler Greg Jennings...to beat current Pro Bowler Marcus Trufant one on one. Despite the Packers botching the whole Favre situation, the QB position has not been the problem in Green Bay. The only big mistake you can point to is the bad INT he threw against the Falcons.
And speaking of one Mr. Favre, how about his week? First, he kills a turkey while hunting...and puts it in a bag, blood, guts and all, in Eric Barton's locker, ticking off always angry at the world PETA. Then, after Laverneus Coles has an icy relationship with Favre, Brett throws him three TD tosses two weeks ago, and Brett breaks the ice even more by pretending to be a reporter in the pile around Coles, then blowing an air horn during the interview. After Favre is caught pilfering a bag of chips from Coles locker, so Coles utters these classic lines:
• On whether he’s learned anything about Favre from lockering next to him: “I know what I don’t want to look like in nine years.”
• On Favre, the fashion plate: “All that cheese (that’s money, not a reference to Green Bay), and he wears the same clothes every day.” Coles pointed to camouflage shorts hanging in Favre’s locker.
• On Favre’s spending habits: “He’s the cheapest quarterback I’ve ever played with in my life. You can quote me on that.”
• On Favre’s footwear: “You should see his road-trip shoes. They’re like replica Pumas. He can’t hang out with me, looking like that.”
I've always said Brett is the cheapest millionaire on the planet. If you golf with him, he has 20 bucks or less on him...so there's no use in playing a buck a hole against him, because he wouldn't have enough to cover!
Plus it was Brett's 39th birthday on Friday, and when Head Coach Eric Mangini is born the same day, he names him Zack Brett!
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