On Tuesday, Bleacher Report posted the press conference for Capital One’s The Match, which will broadcast on TNT on July 6th, on their YouTube channel. The competition puts the pairing of Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and professional golfer Phil Mickelson head-to-head with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and professional golfer Bryson DeChambeau, but the most buzzworthy information is that while the golfers donned regalia of sponsored gear, Rodgers chose to wear a shirt that simply said “I’m offended” with an angry emoji.
Probably the clearest shot of the full shirt pic.twitter.com/85vTy54I59— Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq) June 15, 2021
Not much of substance was said, in the context of Rodgers’ ongoing dispute with Green Bay, but the shirt choice comes with interesting timing after Packers president Mark Murphy called the quarterback “a complicated fella” last week. Jokes were made between the five characters on camera, including host Brian Anderson, about the situation. Hey, Bleacher Report didn’t title the video “Tom Brady Trolls Aaron Rodgers with 4th-Down Joke” for nothing.
.@TomBrady had to remind Rodgers about fourth down— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 15, 2021
TB12 and @PhilMickelson vs. @AaronRodgers12 and @b_dechambeau Watch #CapitalOnesTheMatch July 6 on TNT pic.twitter.com/yeriP9syLl
Here’s the full quote from the headline exchange:
Brady: I do think you do have a partner that would probably have liked to go for it a little more often than he has in the past, so Bryson I’m glad you’re encouraging him to kinda go for it when it’s on the line so. Rather than, you know, just not get it to the fairway or something like that and try to play for the next shot.
DeChambeau: Yeah, I’ll never push anyone to do anything, so he can choose to do whatever he wants to do.
Rodgers: Well I usually don’t get the option, in my experience.
Brady: I know the pain.
This is clearly a reference to the Packers’ decision to kick a field goal late against Brady’s Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game, which was also the subject of a joke when Rodgers hosted Jeopardy! in April. July 6th! Tune in! Maybe we’ll have some answers by then.