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Larry Brown Sports:
Green Bay Packers fans can thank one of Aaron Rodgers’ college professors at Cal for helping to provide them with arguably the best quarterback in the NFL. The job of a college professor is to educate and prepare their students for the future, not try to discourage them from fulfilling their lifelong goals. On his weekly radio appearance with ESPN Milwaukee on Tuesday (via SportsRapport.com), Rodgers told a story about a professor who did just that. Rodgers, who reminded people that he was second-team all-academic while at Cal, said the professor ripped him apart for not citing a source properly. She gave him an “F” and a lecture about how athletes always expect everything to be handed to them. “To get to the best part of the story, she’s looking at me, condescending, talking down to me,” Rodgers explained. “And she says, ‘What do you want to do with yourself?’ “I said, ‘I want to play in the NFL.’ “She laughed. She laughed at me. It was a condescending l...
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The reigning NFL MVP says a college professor laughing at his chances of making it to the NFL put a chip on his shoulder that helped him become who he is today.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers is back to playing like an MVP. After a slow start this season, Rodgers has thrown nine touchdown passes and no interceptions in the past two games to lead the Packers to consecutive wins for the first time this year.In his weekly meeting with the media, Rodgers talked about injuries, the struggling running game and how this season is starting to...
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Last week: 14 (+1) Record: 4-3 The Packers have looked awfully impressive over the past 2 weeks and Aaron Rodgers is playing out of his mind, but they’re still the favorite to be this year’s team that goes from a 1st round bye to out of the playoffs, though New England and Baltimore made strong [...]
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It was another exciting week in the NFC North as the Packers, Vikings, and Bears all earned victories while the Lions fell to the cellar. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers passing game is back, but the rushing attack is goneThe Packers defeated the St. Louis Rams 30-20 on Sunday with Rodgers completing 30 of 37 passes for 342 yards and three passing touchdowns, but the Packers...
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Where to Put 'em is the Fantasy Football Nerd's look at the best and worst matchups for Week 8 of the 2012 NFL season. Decisions are based upon the FFN rankings and matchup analysis. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid.
This list does not generally include the elite players that you are going to start regardless of matchup. You...