Despite what Aaron Rodgers thinks, the Packers are not under the radar

Aaron Rodgers thinks the Packers are flying under the radar … but not really.
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When Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers speaks everyone listens

After all, he’s the NFL’s highest paid player, NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, the anti-Brett Favre, most eligible NFL stud. What he says matters and everyone takes it as the gospel according to Aaron.

While that’s a good thing, sometimes he’s just not quite right.

For instance, the other day Rodgers stated that the Green Bay Packers are always flying under the radar and he likes that.

Well, not really.

Maybe the Packers aren’t taken seriously by the major NFL pundits, but who cares about them? The ESPNs and such can just take a hike. Their love fest with the East and West Coast teams will continue forever, so that’s a given. But the Packers? Maybe Mr. Rodgers underestimates the love for the organization. Heck, maybe he underestimates the love fans across the globe have for him?

The Packer hardly fly under the radar for the people who really matter … the fans.

I just did a simple Google search for “Green Bay Packers.” What came up? Nearly 39,000,000 results – in .26 seconds!

Now, that’s not quite the same number of zeroes in Aaron Rodgers’ contract, but it’s a hell of a lot of results for the team.

OK, so what comes up when you type in “Aaron Rodgers?” Heck, only 21,900,000 in a glacially slow time of .27 seconds.

What about “Clay Matthews?”  Oh, a measly 9,590,000 … but his results also popped in at .26 seconds.

What about “Mike McCarthy?” Whoa! Sorry, Aaron … his name popped 41,300,000 in a blazing .24 seconds!

So, while ESPN doesn’t care much about the Packers and the prognosticators may have them listed below the 49ers, Broncos and Patriots as far as their chances of making the Super Bowl, I would say the team is far from flying under the radar.

And BTW, you better get on the fact that your head coach is getting more search results than are either you or Clay …

Topics: Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy

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