There’s a pretty big difference between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez. Sanchez, following the example set by his bombastic head coach, Rex Ryan, proclaimed that the Jets would be visiting the White House this year, as a promise that his team would win the Super Bowl. Rodgers, on the other hand, won the Super Bowl. And while Ryan, Sanchez, and the Jets have left the hyperbole to the New York media (for now), we may have a little rivalry brewing between the two QBs nonetheless.
Sanchez played the role of cover boy for this month’s GQ, and by now even your grandparents should be making fun of the black tank top (seriously, he out-Fezzed Wilmer Valderrama). While it’s not the first time that Sanchez has graced the pages of America’s foremost metrosexual how-to manual, it has still been a lot of fun. Even Rodgers took notice during a recent interview with ESPN Radio.
“Look at this… That’s embarrassing. Page 94 of the GQ thing here. That’s terrible.”
Oh can you feel it, friends? Here comes the Jets’ PR sonic boom, ready to blast all over Rodgers’ face. How is The Sanchize and his 70 career passer rating going to respond to this blasphemy? I’ll bet it’s going to be awesome.
“I think he was, obviously, making a joke out of it, and that’s fine, giving me a good ribbing like the guys on our team,” Sanchez said in a statement released by the Jets. “That’s totally understandable, but I’m just happy that it ended up working out for a good cause and we got to partner with two great companies and one great charity, with Hugo Boss and Tuesday’s Children. It worked out for the better and I can take a little razzing for the way it ended up. I know he’s just joking around, so that’s totally fine.” (Via The NY Daily News)
Ugh, I’m not sure I want to live in a world with a kinder, gentler, humbler Jets team. But I do love the subtle dig – “Yeah, it’s terrible that I’m helping kids. Aaron Rodgers hates kids. His mustache? Made of dead kids.”
Sigh, this rivalry is boring already.