The Green Bay Packers have lost their last three games, but the more jarring development has been the play of star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It’s not that the reigning and two-time NFL MVP has been terrible, though he did throw for just 77 yards against the Broncos, but the Packers’ offense has been out of sync. As the quarterback, Rodgers is going to get most of the blame.
So, too, is Rodgers’ girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn.
Apparently, it’s the belief of some Packers fans that Munn, and her private life with Rodgers, is somehow responsible for how her boyfriend has played as of late. For instance, take this Internet commenter, who was somehow able to formulate words in a sentence and everything:
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky noted in a softer tone that perhaps “off-field issues” were a root of Rodgers’ slump. That in and of itself isn’t totally far-fetched; personal issues can affect work performance. But without concrete evidence, it seems a bit much to toss that into the discussion liberally.
Whatever the issue is, Rodgers is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL in the prime of his career. He’ll get things turned around. In the meantime, the best thing anyone can do is respect his and Munn’s private lives by not making assumptions or needlessly (and probably inaccurately) dragging Munn into the discussion. She doesn’t deserve that. At all.
Then again, if American sports fans are good at one thing, it’s blaming women for things.
(Via Fox Sports)