Packers fans starting to blame Olivia Munn for Rodgers’ struggles
The Green Bay Packers are riding a three-game losing streak, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been so great during the team’s current skid. Nothing during Green Bay’s 6-0 start signaled an impending meltdown, so Packers fans are struggling to come up with answers.
One Journal Sentinel commenter thinks he knows what’s up. According to him, Rodgers’ girlfriend, Hollywood actress Olivia Munn, is to blame for the team’s slump and the All-Pro passer’s pedestrian outings.
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— JS Comments (@JSComments) November 16, 2015
It sounds crazy, but ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, a Packers beat writer, gave credence to this theory in a recent column titled "Five reasons why Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is struggling." Under the subhead "Possible off-field issues?" Demovsky wrote the following:
A longtime NFL agent told me recently that when he sees one of his top-performing clients play differently, as Rodgers has of late, the first thing he wonders is if something is going on in his personal life. There’s no indication that Rodgers’ relationship status has changed. Lions reporters said they spotted Rodgers’ girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Sometimes it's easy to forget that professional athletes have lives away from the field, and you never know what could be going on in their personal lives.
Since then, Twitter has flooded with thoughts on the issue. Several Packers fans agreed with the sentiment that Munn is to blame for Rodgers’ so-so performances and the team’s struggles overall.
I am going to start a “Break up Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn” GoFundMe campaign. Enough is enough. #Packers
— Rico Swab (@ricoswab) November 15, 2015
God has taken his hand of blessing off the Packers cuz Olivia Munn talked about her and Aaron Rodgers' sex life. Would bench Rodgers too
— JKuhn (@h8rproof82) November 17, 2015
Olivia Munn is ruining Aaron Rodgers' life
— sammi. (@sammwichh) November 15, 2015
— Matt Bibbo (@mattb17) November 15, 2015
The Green Bay fan base has been spoiled by stellar teams, highlighted by otherworldly quarterback play, ever since Rodgers led the Packers to a victory in Super Bowl XLV. Rodgers, who earned an MVP honor for his performance in that game, has won two league MVP awards since then (2011, 2014).
As a result of his excellence, Rodgers’ recent stretch of lukewarm play sticks out like a sore thumb. His fans have no real explanation for what may be just a minor funk, so anything seems plausible. But by blaming Munn, they are really grasping at straws.
(h/t New York Post)