Aaron Rodgers certainly made people sit up and take notice on Friday when he went on a 20-minute diatribe about why he didn’t get vaccinated against Covid-19, why he trusts podcaster Joe Rogan over scientists, and how the “woke mob” is the true bad guy in the vaccine debate. There were some very strong reactions from around the NFL world and on social media.
However, there was also a very specific subset of reactions that had nothing to do with his play in the NFL or his current status in quarantine.
This past year, Rodgers was one of the guest hosts in the running to replace Alex Trebek at Jeopardy! In fact, he was considered one of the frontrunners for a while before the job went to producer Mike Richards (which is a whole story unto itself). However, given the way that today’s interview recontextualized the way many people see Rodgers, and knowing that there was a strong call to replace Trebek with someone who had the same values about science and history, it seems like there’s a sigh of relief amongst Jeopardy! fans that Rodgers was not chosen.
Pat McAfee provided Aaron Rodgers with the perfect, or worst, platform, depending on how you see it
Short of getting a one-on-one interview with the Texas assistant coach’s girlfriend’s pet monkey that turned Twitter upside down for a night, there was probably no bigger interview “get” this week than Aaron Rodgers. As soon as the news started breaking on Wednesday that not only had the Green Bay Packers quarterback tested positive for Read more The post Pat McAfee provided Aaron Rodgers with the perfect, or worst, platform, depending on how you see it appeared first on Awful Announcing.
Oh, and there were lots of Jeopardy!-related jokes, too.
Blood pressure lowered from just imagining the relief the “Jeopardy!” people have to feel at not having hired Aaron Rodgers
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) November 5, 2021
Aaron Rodgers really chose to trust Joe Rogan and ivermectin over medical professionals and the vaccine. Man, Jeopardy down bad.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 5, 2021
Aaron Rodgers didn’t get the Jeopardy gig but still managed to become a host
— Mohanad Elshieky (@MohanadElshieky) November 5, 2021
I don’t think Aaron Rodgers is going to be the new Jeopardy host
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 5, 2021
So between Aaron Rodgers, Mayim Bialik, and Dr. Oz, 20% of the Jeopardy guest hosts from this year are into fringey snake oil medicine
Why Aaron Rodgers Could Be Fined Due to His Behavior As an Unvaccinated Player
He wasn't wearing a mask at press conferences. View the original article to see embedded media.Aaron Rodgers could be facing fines due to some of his behavior while being unvaccinated for COVID-19, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport. Rodgers confirmed his unvaccinated status while appearing on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday.The quarterback discussed the NFL and NFLPA's COVID-19 protocols at length with McAfee. Rodgers claimed "a lot of the protocols aren't based on science at all," and specifically took issue with having to be masked at press conferences as an unvaccinated player.
— Eric Harvey (@ericdharvey) November 3, 2021
So we dodged a real bullet when Aaron Rodgers didn't get Jeopardy, huh?
— John Infanti (@Johnny_2Hats) November 5, 2021
Rodgers will have next week off to ponder how things have gone for him since the Jeopardy! stint. There have been some pretty high highs and very low lows, and we suppose that which moments you consider to be which depends on how you see the world.
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NFL chief medical officer pushes back on Aaron Rodgers' claim that some COVID-19 protocols are 'not based in science' .
Allen Sills said the NFL's COVID-19 protocols are "always based on science" despite Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' claim to the contrary.“We've been very consistent,” Sills told reporters during a conference call on Wednesday. “First of all, these are things that we decided collectively with the players association (NFLPA). They're always based on science. The science that at best we understand for public health, but also our own data. We are constantly looking at our own data in every way possible, to see where we might still be vulnerable and what parts of our protocols we think are particularly effective.