Greg Jennings Tweaks Packer Fans With Aaron Rodgers Remarks

May 29, 2013; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (15) smiles during drills at organized team activities at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Jennings is doing a great job of ingratiating himself with his new fanbase in Minnesota. It’s not that hard to do really. Just make fun of the Packers and Viking fans will love you.

Jennings has that routine down. He tweaked Packer fans big time by taking a shot at Aaron Rodgers, referring to Rodgers as “that guy they have now” in an interview. And saying if he had to pick one or the other he would choose Brett Favre over That Guy They Have Now.

Jennings also got in some kind words for his current quarterback Christian Ponder in the same interview, saying:

When you talk about comparing quarterbacks, it’s hard to compare guys. I’ll take Brett. He did it for so long. I got there in a period of time where Brett already was there (as an elite quarterback). Then the guy they have now, he sat behind Brett and he learned so much. Christian didn’t really have that opportunity. He had to jump in. The way you compare them has to be a little different. The guy they have now (Rodgers) was (essentially) a veteran rookie. It’s a little different, but Christian has tremendous upside. I think what I see now is a quarterback who’s maturing and who’s growing and wanting to learn and grow, which is huge.

Naturally these remarks caused Packer fans to lose their ish. Because Packer fans as we know are the most insanely oversensitive fans in all of sports. They basically all hate Jennings’ guts now. They hated him for leaving Green Bay even though the Packers did not make a serious attempt to re-sign him. A completely deranged attitude if you ask me. And now he’s tweaking them and making them even more angry.

Of course Jennings knows exactly what he is doing. He knows how touchy Packer fans are. And you know what? I don’t blame Jennings one bit for poking those people. The way they treated him on Twitter and elsewhere after he left? The homophobic slurs and other angry remarks? They deserve to be tweaked. But Jennings has a sense of humor so he does it in a fun way. He doesn’t have to resort to calling people vile names.

And what does Aaron Rodgers think of Jennings’ alleged slight? Trust me, Rodgers is not offended. In fact I bet Rodgers and Jennings are having a great laugh over the whole thing in private. Rodgers knows what the fans are like too. He would never admit it but he’s probably rooting Jennings on. Packer fans have no idea how absurd they look when they overreact to silly stuff that is just guys having fun.

Lighten up Packer fans. Oh and by the way, there are these things called showers now. Maybe you haven’t heard of this wondrous new invention that helps you not smell like you slept under a cow?

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  • 3kolu

    Great article Dan, and I totally agree that Pucker fans are the most overly sensitive fans in the world. It’s between them and the Raiders the difference is that Raider fans want to poke you with a knife while Pucker fans are passive aggressive and lash out behind the scenes. They like to whine and complain via twitter, lighten up Green and Yellow.

  • Kevin

    I live in Wisconsin, not a Packer fan, and I read on some sports site that Greg Jennings didn’t like to do the Lambeau leap because the male fans would grab his junk. Even for a Packer fan that’s a little fruity. Now that he is a Viking well leave that up to the ladies. Skol Vikes!

  • bkg

    lol, seems obvious that the purple infection has spread to your brain. raking muck where no muck exists. more power to you, hope your not rockin with posi-traction in all that muck!

  • Tommy Yarbrough

    Pecker fans may be very loyal to their team. As much as I hate to say it, they have a right to be. They’re also some of the craziest fans in the NFL…(30 below and no shirt?) Lombardi still (IMO), stands as one of the greatest coaches ever(watching film of him has got to make you green with envy if you’re a fan of another team), and I am…a Viking fan. Green Bay’s fans own the team, which in itself is a great thing. They’ve won a few championships and / or Super Bowls, and they’ve had some of the greatest players of all time. So, even being a Viking fan that absolutely bleeds purple, and even though I love to hate the Peckers AND their fans, there is no way around the fact that you gotta give ‘em the utmost respect. Truth be told, they’ve earned it.
    The Vikings have also had some legendary players, and a coach or two that most football fans have to remember . ICE COLD Metropolitan Stadium holds some strong memories for the Vikings, as well as their fans. If you can, remember that coach Bud Grant wouldn’t even allow heaters on the sidelines…even if it was 20 or 30 below? Man, that kind of stuff made for some memories that Viking fans
    could never forget.
    BUT, we’ve lost 4 Super Bowls, and if memory serves, were favored in at least 2, maybe 3 of them. I’ll tell you emphatically, that leaves a very sour taste in a Viking fans’ mouth that WON’T GO AWAY. The Vikings have a reputation for choking in the big game, for making some really boneheaded moves and trades that NOBODY can compare to, and a rep for having troublemakers ( drunks and excessive partiers ), BUT Viking fans still revel in the tradition of the purple and gold, all the while reminiscing about the Purple People Eaters…Fran Tarkenton…Ahmad Rashad…Chuck Foreman…Cris (all he does is catch touchdowns )Carter…Robert Smith, and many other history making Vikings, but friends, I must reiterate, as much as it bothers me, the Peckers do have a lot to be proud of, and I have to respect their privilege to do so, even though I hope and pray with ALL my heart, that soon we will leave them in the dust, win the division, and make the deep playoff run needed to get rings for all, and to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. SKOL!!!