There are few things in life than sadder than seeing your golden gods humbled. To stand by helplessly while the one you thought was immortal exposed as not merely mortal, not just human, but weak.
And one of the things that is sadder, is watching that fallen hero refuse to accept his humiliation. Such was the case with Aaron Rodgers when asked about his Chug Fail fiasco at Packers minicamp:
“As far as those other guys, for some of them, there’s finally a talent where they can say they’re better than me.” – Aaron Rodgers, June, 2019
He then went on to add:
“I think we need to be smart about the example we’re setting for kids. There are a lot of kids watching. If we’re going to start highlighting and glorifying binge drinking, you know, we need to be very careful about that slippery slope.”
Sad, indeed. This is everything you don’t want to hear from your cultural icon at a time when he’s been humiliated the way Rodgers has. Rather than acknowledge his own shortcomings, own his failure, vow to be better and use it as inspiration to fight and claw his way to the top of the Chug Life, what’s he doing? Being anything but humble. Talking shit about the men who bested him. He’s actually monologuing, like Syndrome at the end of “The Incredibles” or every Bond villain before 007 blows him to bits with a clever one-liner. Worse, he’s putting down beer chugging, like it’s not a noble pursuit worthy of great men or a true test of manhood.
Sad, sad, sad. My heart goes out to people like Liz who look up to Aaron Rodgers and are so eternally grateful for that one Super Bowl trip he’s given them that he can do no wrong in their eyes. Now he’s disparaging the honor and tradition of drinking contests and sour-grapesing beer chugs because he can’t do them. My condolences to you in this difficult time.
So to all you Rodgers worshipers, please don’t read what I’m about to post. You’re going through enough right now. But suffice to say there’s somebody better than him at everything. Especially, life: