The year Aaron Rodgers was drafted by the Green Bay Packers my friend Gary and I took the trip from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois to watch the draft. They had a big NFL draft party there. It was kind of a cool day in April so I wore my Green Bay Packers jacket. Well, you can imagine how that went over in Soldier Field! At first it was a fun novelty idea and I got a lot of tepid smirks from all of the Chicago fans. Some of them were envious too ‘cause I got a lot of attention from many lady’s there that wouldn’t give most of them Bear guys a second look. Ha! Well, by the time the Packers drafted it was several hours into the show and most of the Bears fans had too much to drink. Gary and I walked up to where the radio stations were. A chorus of boos rang out from them Bears dudes. All of a sudden one of the Bears fans came rushing forward, pointing at me and shouting, “You’ve got to leave!” From out of nowhere 6 security guards surrounded us. The radio guy was speechless, afraid that a riot was going to break out. I said to Gary that we had better get out of there before things got hotter. Some drunk Bears guy followed us out and shouted at me for about 5 minutes about how the Packers suck. He wore himself out with his blowhard chanting and his friends dragged him away. Another victory for a Pack Fan! I still think back and chuckle at that situation, although I wouldn’t go to another all NFL fan event in Chicago with a Green Bay Packers jacket on! Too dangerous. Ha!
In the mean time, the Packers drafted Rodgers. We didn’t know what to make of the pick at that time but now look back and it turned out to be a stroke of genius. Rodgers is great. His smarts, poise, legs and arm will get the Pack another Super Bowl victory soon. This tribute song to Rodgers came to me in August 2010. Let’s all party, dance and sing all the way to and through the Super Bowl!
“Aaron Rodgers Rock And Roll!” Thanks for your service to our Packers Aaron!