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Couch: Aaron Rodgers Pout-A-Thon Marches On

Today is officially Aaron Rodgers Day in the NFL. Of course, what day isn’t? But today, the Green Bay Packers report to mandatory minicamp, and players and coaches and suits and media will all sit around at 11 a.m. staring at the door. Reports are that Rodgers won’t walk in. Probably. He’s letting everyone hang. I expect that at 11:10 a.m., fashionably late, he’ll tweet a picture of himself in Bora Bora playing the ukulele or something. And then we can all talk about Rodgers some more, the way we have the entire offseason, the way he has crafted it. I can already tell you what it means. It means that Rodgers’ pout-a-thon continues. We keep waiting for him to tell us what in the hell is actually bothering him. And you know what? At this point, I don’t care anymore. My point is this: Just shut up already, Aaron Rodgers. I know he isn’t saying much, actually, but his nonstop passive-aggressiveness screams volumes. Rodgers has been playing Packers’ management, making them squirm, but also he’s playing his teammates and all the Packers fans and everyone else. This whole thing has just been so carefully orchestrated. Rodgers is a smart […]



Written by Greg Couch

Greg earned the 2007 Peter Lisagor Award as the best sports columnist in the Chicagoland area for his work with the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a college football writer in 1997 before becoming a general columnist in 2003. He also won a Lisagor in 2016 for his commentary in and The Guardian.

Couch penned articles and columns for Report, AOL Fanhouse, and The Sporting News and contributed as a writer and on-air analyst for and Fox Sports 1 TV. In his journalistic roles, Couch has covered the grandest stages of tennis from Wimbledon to the Olympics, among numerous national and international sporting spectacles. He also won first place awards from the U.S. Tennis Writers Association for his event coverage and column writing on the sport in 2010.