WISN — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday that he hasn’t watched his younger brother, Jordan Rodgers, on the ABC reality program “The Bachelorette.” …
Jordan Rodgers is one of two final contestants on the show who are trying to woo real estate developer JoJo Fletcher. In an episode earlier this month, he dropped a bombshell by describing his relationship with his more famous brother as “complicated.”
Aaron Rodgers declined to elaborate Tuesday on the nature of the relationship.
“As far as those kinds of things go, I’ve always found that it’s a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters, so I’m just — I’m not going to speak on those things, but I wish him well in the competition,” he said.
Loyalty is how I roll. Sticking by your own flesh and blood is the paramount obligations of all decent human beings. If there’s one thing I will never, ever tolerate is someone selling out their siblings for their own gain. And thems ain’t just words; I back it up.
A few years ago I was on a suburban sports radio show and we had on Mark McGwire’s brother, who had just written a book diming Mark out for PED use. So I lectured the guy about how in Dante’s “Inferno,” the innermost ring of hell is reserved for those who betray trust. I could never forgive a guy who would talk crap about his own brother in front of the whole world.
With one, notable exception. If it will help a guy get into a woman’s pants, anything is fair game.
I have no doubt that at some point in my brother’s lives back when they were single, they said or did something that made me look stupid in order to impress a girl. Whether it was telling them stupid stuff I did when I was a kid in order to get a laugh out of them or whatever. And I have no issue with it. It’s part of the job description for any decent brother.
I mean, what is Jordan Rodgers supposed to do? Let JoJo prattle on about Aaron and how awesome his life must be? Answering her stupid questions about being related to a guy who’s worshiped by the entire country? Baring his soul about how cold there it is in Mr. Discount Double Check’s shadow?
Hell no. He’s got to say something to impress this dimepiece, and I think playing up the “I’m all about being close to my family” thing is him handling it perfectly. Making Aaron out to be the selfish bad guy and himself as the loving caregiver? I bet the producers had to put a yellow piso mojado sign next to JoJo’s chair after that. If one of my brother’s said that about me in order to seal the deal with a woman that hot, I’d applaud them for their effort and stay out of the way, like Aaron Rodgers has.
If not, if Aaron is really bothered by the way he’s being talked about, I guess he can always console himself with the fact he’s married to a nerd goddess who’s much hotter than JoJo will ever be.