Remember Chris Hovan, the journeyman Viking defensive tackle who got his 15 minutes of fame during an undistinguished career by declaring his hatred of Brett Favre and garnering some media attention over a couple of seasons? Well, it appears Aaron Rodgers now has his version of Chris Hovan in Skip Bayless, an untalented hack attempting to gin up some personal publicity by coming after Rodgers.
I flipped on ESPN Radio this Friday morning to hear EPSN's Z team of Bayless and Stephan A. Smith subbing for the A team of Mike and Mike. Bayless declared that Tom Brady was far and away the best QB in the league. Smith protesting, mentioning Rodgers. Bayless then stated that he couldn't consider Rodgers a great quarterback until Rodgers showed him a two minute drive to win a game like Brady did a week ago.
What a moron! Does Bayless, a professional sports journalist, realize that Rodgers has led his team to a league record 17 consecutive games WITHOUT TRAILING in the fourth quarter? As good as Rodgers is, he can't pull off the impossible feat of conducting a fourth quarter comeback victory when the Packers are never trailing in the fourth quarter.
Rodgers is handling this well, with his usual aplomb. In a press conference a week or two ago, Rodgers was asked about some criticism directed at him by Bayless. Rodgers said that he wouldn't mention Bayless by name, but that there were certain sports reporters who simply said outrageous things to draw attention to themselves. Bayless responded by calling Rodgers "thin skinned."
Bayless, you're pathetic.