These days wearing the jersey of the team he rooted for as a child counts as fair punishment for losing a bet with Boyz II Men, at least when you’re the regular season MVP of the team that lost it is. That is what Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have to do for the next seven days as his team could not overcome the staunch defense of the San Francisco 49ers in a 30-22 loss on Sunday.
Rodgers invited Boyz II Men to Lambeau Field when Nathan Morris of the popular R&B group offered the bet. My personal opinion is that it would have been more of a punishment to ask Rogers to wear a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey, since the guy grew up in California anyway and rooted for the 49ers. That said I’m sure that Rogers teammates are taking every opportunity to poke fun at him. While having a moment to sit back and think about it, I couldn’t help but think of other bets they could placed that would have been a little bit more fun and entertaining for us fans, here are just a few:
Aaron Rodgers Should Play As A 49er… Against Green Bay
While I doubt the crew at Boyz II Men have enough star power left in their careers to make this happen, wouldn’t it be something if they could? Just imagine, last year’s regular-season MVP playing for the team he grew up watching against the team that pays his salary…oh the irony! Plus that move would have its benefits on both sides of the football. First of all the Green Bay Packers would be able to work on their defensive schemes as the best quarterback in the NFL would be ripping apart his own team. Secondly we clearly know that the San Francisco 49ers don’t exactly favor Alex Smith all that much because they went after Peyton Manning last year. Since they did not get Peyton as they had hoped they now would have an excuse to bench Alex and court the true golden boy they desire in Aaron Rodgers. All is well that ends well.
Rodgers Gets A Tatoo Of The 49ers Logo On His Forehead
There is no question that getting a tattoo on your forehead screams convicted criminal. But as long as you’re the MVP and you never get caught for performance-enhancing drugs, this is something that you could get away with. Besides, I’m sure there are plenty of 49ers fans that already have a tattoo of their favorite team somewhere on their bodies, why should Aaron Rodgers be any different? Since Aaron Rodgers is such a popular player I am sure that he could score a great deal from some guy who treats his body like a canvas and leaves permanent imprints on people for a living.
But What If Aaron Rodgers Won The Bet?
Let’s face it, with the Green Bay Packers having home field advantage in Sunday’s game many people probably thought they would beat the 49ers and they were the statistical favorite after all, so what if they had won? Normally I would say that being in a boy band as a career is punishment enough, but Boyz II Men really did have a classic sound that everyone loved back in the day so we would have to take things a step further. If Aaron Rodgers has to wear his childhood favorite teams jersey for a week as punishment for losing to them in a game, Boyz II Men should be forced to perform for free at the concert of their favorite childhood boy bands, the always classic Beach Boys.
See you all again next time and may the winners be yours.
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