Did any readers happen to catch the player introductions for Sunday night’s Packers-Vikings game? When Aaron Rodgers came on the screen to name his school, he said, “Butte Community College.”
What’s this? Rodgers indeed played for Butte Community College for one year before going on to play for Berkeley, where the team had a winning record. And the rest is Packers history. Turns out he has done this before, but in light of the recent controversy over his refusal to take the COVID vaccine (during which he said quite sensibly that “science” that cannot be questioned isn’t science—it’s propaganda), I got to wondering if disavowing Berkeley as his college alma mater might be some kind of subtle political statement.
But wait—there’s more! When he appeared on the popular Payton-Eli Manning ESPN “Manningcast” show last night, he pointed to a copy of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged on his bookshelf behind him. And this morning leftist Twitter is having a fit.
So I think I have my favorite team for the playoffs selected.
Bonus: If you’ve never seen the Key & Peele sketch on football player introductions, you owe it to yourself to set aside 3:30 to take in this bit of genius: