Hello OBOD Nation!
I was told there was a nation, but I got no love on my last post. Highly disappointing. Please, someone say hi or something.
Today I’d like to talk to the “fans”. Yes, in quotes. “Fans” are those people who claimed to be Packer fans when Favre was the QB, but immediately jumped shipped when he went to the Jets. You were Favre fans, not Packer fans. I have a sneaking suspicion you want to be back in the club now that Rodgers is lighting things up.
I personally know some of these “fans”. I couldn’t believe it when I realized they were rooting for Favre and the Jets. I was really aghast when they started cheering for the Vikings. The VIKINGS!!?? Everyone knows the Vikings are our #1 enemy.
I had someone, who I will not name, tell me that she didn’t like Rodgers because he wasn’t cute. Last time I checked the QB rating didn’t factor in cuteness. I’ve had arguments with people who thought TT was an idiot for letting Favre go. I’ve had people tell me that Rodgers wouldn’t be our QB for long because he wasn’t that good. Even after the numbers he put up last year people didn’t think he was the real deal.
And now? Now that Favre has completely fallen apart and Rodgers has taken our hobbled team into the playoffs? Now, those “fans” are happily wearing their Green and Gold sweatshirts and cheering for the Pack with gusto. They’re making Favre jokes and telling everyone that Rodgers is an elite QB. They’re acting like they never deserted the Pack.
As someone who never doubted the decision to go with Rodgers and send Favre packing I have this to say to those “fans”: Welcome Back! I’m going to set aside my judgment, anger and ability to hold grudges and welcome you back into the fold. But, please, don’t do anything like that again, I don’t give many second chances.
This Saturday, we all need to cheer loud and proud for our team. We need to let Rodgers know that we support him wholeheartedly, that he is the Quarterback of our future. We need to forget about that Brent guy for a while and enjoy what we have. We are in the playoffs with a team that is without most of its starters. We were picked by many to get to the Superbowl at the very beginning of the season, then written off by most people as our starters filled up the IR.
Rodgers is proving himself. No one can deny that. What he’s done this year should be more than enough to shut his skeptics up. Even if you don’t’ think he’s cute, you have to agree that he can do his job, and do it well. And that’s all we ask.