Packers Crush

22 Oct

Warning:  The following post has little nothing to do with analyzing Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Packers–it is solely for fun. This is more about the lifestyle and ingrained tradition of being a Vikings fan. If you want brilliant football insights with razor-sharp wit, Eric, Ted, and Chris at the Daily Norseman ( have got you covered.

There are some things you just don’t do. Things that you know will only lead to trouble, complicating your life and bringing you shame. Things like getting caught singing a Justin Bieber song, or snapping your undies out of your butt in public, or asking a woman when her due-date is only to find out she’s fat and not pregnant. These things aren’t exactly moral offenses, but they are so embarrassing they feel like moral offenses.

Well, I have a new one to add to the list. Getting a crush on a member of the Green Bay Packers when you are a Minnesota Vikings fan.

Yes, for a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Vikings, this is akin to farting loudly during a moment of silence at a memorial service. In fact, this crush brings the very purpleness of my blood into question. But, I can’t help myself.

Aaron Rodgers does that to me.

Now, you might be wondering any number of things, but, considering my nagging propensity for adding music to my articles, you might be wondering, “Is she going to use ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga or ‘Tainted Love’ by Soft Cell?” Well, I’m not going with either of those songs. Nope, today we’re rocking out with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

I place the blame for this ridiculous crush I have on Aaron Rodgers squarely at Brett Favre’s door. With all the other charges and allegations about him being flung around lately, I don’t think he’ll notice another one.

You see, after Brett Favre ruined so many Sunday’s for me when he played for the Packers, I was unprepared for what would happen when he actually left Green Bay. When he finally left the Packers there was a temporary vacuum where my malice had been and that, I believe, is how this started. With Favre gone from Green Bay, my ingrained dislike for the team was without focus. And, like a ninja, Aaron Rodgers’ cornflower blue eyes, impish grin, and emo-rocker beard were past my defenses.

Don’t judge me. So I find an athletic guy with a pretty face attractive—so what? Like all the guys out there watching women’s sand volleyball during the Olympics watch because they like the sport.

I think it’s fair to say that I’m hardly the only woman out there to have noticed that Rodgers is good-looking. Off-hand, I can think of a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who must have agreed with me, his ex-girlfriend Julie Henderson. Or maybe she was only looking at his multi-million dollar contract, hard to say.

However, I refuse to let my little crush on Rodgers color my judgment, I still want to see the Minnesota Vikings win. Much as I think Rodgers is dishy, he’s just one guy. It would take much, much more than that for me to not want to see the Packers lose. Honestly, it would probably take a miracle. I don’t think I’m physically capable of cheering for people wearing green and gold.

And if Jared Allen and the rest of the Vikings defense choose this week to rediscover the simple joy of sacking opposing quarterbacks, I’m perfectly okay with that—so long as they don’t damage Rodgers’ pretty face.


Posted by on October 22, 2010 in Football, Lifestyle


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12 responses to “Packers Crush

  1. Purplegrey

    October 24, 2010 at 1:46 AM

    Nice song selection. Joan Jett still rocks. Anyway, here’s to Aaron Rodgers picking himself off the Lambeau Field turf more times than he can count Sunday night….without messing up his face of course, but if his ass still hurts Monday, welll….

    • chinspeaks

      October 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM

      Joan Jett knows how to belt it out 🙂 Since the Packers are beat up and the Vikings are still trying to establish an offensive rhythm, I think the teams are pretty fairly matched. That should make for a close, ugly game. May the Vikings defense toss pretty boy to the turf several times. With the way these teams match up, they are going to have to get in his face to keep the Packers from winning.

  2. Purplegrey

    October 25, 2010 at 5:37 AM

    Well…by the time you read this, you’ll know the outcome. I don’t know where to start…Am I pissed off more at the bad calls or the lack of coaching by Childress? The only good outcome about this is the Vikings are only a game back in the loss column and there’s still a lot of football left.

    • chinspeaks

      October 29, 2010 at 5:33 AM

      I have been annoying myself musing on the fact that if just two of the crap calls that officials made during the game at Lambeau went in the Vikings favor rather than the Packers favor, the Vikings would have won. Sad, isn’t it, that Childress got fined $35,000 for saying what everyone knew, that the officials botched some calls and screwed the Vikings. The NFL may dress that up and say that Childress shared things that weren’t to be disclosed to the public, but that seems extra weasely, even for the NFL. How stupid do they think the fans are? “Shhh, don’t tell them the officials screwed up and they’ll think it we really do know everything.”

      As for the rest of the season, I was shocked on Tuesday to read some of the local sports writers basically suggesting that the Vikings’ season was over. Seriously? Look, sitting at 2-4 the future doesn’t especially look bright, but the NFC North is still wide open. The Packers lost two more starters to season-ending injuries, the Bears were never as good as their record would suggest, and the Lions, though improved, are not likely to rally and steal the division. This season may not be 2009 part 2 the way we thought it would be, but, like you said, there is still a lot of football left to play.

  3. Purplegrey

    October 31, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    “Nobody circles the wagons…” Wait, that’s the Bills. Aw to hell with it. I’ll just pull a Fossell and guarantee the Vikes are heading to a winning season and the playoffs! Bring on the Pats! Like John Paul Jones once said; ” I have just begun to fight!”

    • chinspeaks

      November 1, 2010 at 3:16 AM

      This season is making it difficult to maintain my optimism. And yet, I refuse to give in to hopeless negativity. Perhaps this will be the Vikings’ finest hour 😉

  4. Purplegrey

    November 1, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    I’m not abandoning ship yet either….but dammmnnnn this team is trying my patience…

    • chinspeaks

      November 18, 2010 at 12:55 AM

      They really are trying fan patience this year. Who would have thought that Jared Allen would have such a low sack total, or that the receiving corps would be so up in the air?

  5. johnnyviking

    November 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    holy sleeping w/ the enemy , batman!!

    • chinspeaks

      December 1, 2010 at 6:38 AM

      Wouldn’t I have to be sleeping with him for that to be true? Well, no dice.

      • johnnyviking

        December 6, 2010 at 4:37 PM

        just an expression!! anyway lots of ‘eligible’ qb’s for u to choose from , brady for example or sanchez, maybe mccoy…but u had to choose the much hated pack qb????

      • chinspeaks

        December 6, 2010 at 7:38 PM

        Oh, I assure you, I’m a fan of Brady’s pretty face and Sanchez’s nice brown eyes and Jason Taylor in his entirety. However, since they don’t play for the Packers, I don’t feel quite so…dirty for appreciating them.


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