The Green Bay Packers finished up their first week of OTAs on Thursday with a closed practice, and apparently the team was released for the weekend in time for a quick drive down Interstate 43 to Milwaukee. That much became readily evident on Thursday evening, when left tackle David Bakhtiari and quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed up at Fiserv Forum to cheer on the Milwaukee Bucks in game five of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals.
What happened during a timeout early in the first quarter was inevitable. In the first two playoff series, Bakhtiari hyped up the crowd by chugging beer, first a single one in the first round against the Detroit Pistons and then two straight against the Boston Celtics in the second.
This time, he got Rodgers into the act. After downing two beers quickly, Bakhtiari pointed over to Rodgers, who got his turn (though he put his down in a much more controlled manner). Rodgers then returned the attention back to Bakhtiari, who put down a third beverage in short order.
The Bucks’ social media team quickly got the video up on Twitter for us all to enjoy:
Bonus points go to the arena staff at Fiserv Forum for the chyron describing Rodgers as “Game of Thrones extra.” And there’s really nothing that screams “Wisconsin” more than seeing two of the greatest athletes in the state chugging beer, right?
The Bucks and Raptors enter this game tied at two apiece in the series, so the winner of Thursday’s game will have a chance to close it out in Toronto this weekend.