These are the kinds of questions that can divide nations and turn brother against brother. Who makes a more convincing John Rambo: Aaron Rodgers, who dressed up as the famed Sylvester Stallone character at a Halloween party, or Jared Allen who donned the Rambo duds for a Maxim profile?
The answer of course is Jared, hands down. Has Aaron ever shot a real gun in his life? Not only does Jared shoot guns on practically a daily basis, but as he reveals in the Maxim piece, he recently participated in a real military training exercise out in the real desert (along with fellow NFL stars Clay Matthews, Larry Fitzgerald and Drew Brees). You want Rambo? Here’s Jared:
We were in the desert for 48 hours, mostly doing tactical positioning work and shooting. At the end we did a simulated wartime exercise with shells and blanks. We came in on a helicopter, and there were black powder bombs going off all around us. It was intense. Then you’ve got a guy pretending he died, and you’ve gotta carry him out. I was thinking, Oh, I’m in great shape, I’ve been working out. I made it 20 yards and then fell down.
Special forces training may be the only thing that ever kicked Jared Allen’s butt. In case you’ve forgotten, this dude kills elk with spears. Aaron Rodgers? He’s pretty and he can sling it some but he’s no Rambo.