For the superstitious among you, the believers in omens and curses, here’s a little back story on why Aaron Rodgers didn’t get fitted for a Super Bowl XLV ring like the rest of his teammates that you might enjoy. Maybe it played a role in his MVP performance, maybe not. That’s for you to decide.
It came out late Sunday that Packers coach Mike McCarthy had the team get fitted for rings the night before the game. A bold move, no doubt. Surely it would have been bulletin-board material for Mike Tomlin’s bunch had it leaked.
But Rodgers never got his Super Bowl ring size. Why?
He attempted to explain it to our Scott Hanson.
“Well, we had snack,” Rodgers said with a grin. “I was hanging out there, not really thinking about too much, the line was real long. I figured by the time I was done with snack, the line would be short. I got distracted, walked out, and just forgot about it.”
Uh, really? If snack is what we think it is, then a great follow-up question might have been what exactly distracted Rodgers. It might be the snack of choice for future superstitious Super Bowl QBs. As would avoiding ring fittings. During his MVP news conference Monday, he admitted he had some last-minute thoughts about whether skipping the ring fitting was the right move.
“I was wondering when I was taking my pregame shower, if that was a bad omen or not that I actually didn’t get sized for my ring,” said Rodgers.
Perhaps it was by the design of the football gods that Rodgers skipped out, and went out and had an MVP performance. Perhaps it was intentional and he’s not telling the whole truth. Either way, it played out well for Rodgers.
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