Charlie Sheen has a point — winning is good. But sometimes it can go to your head. Just take Sheen’s Ricky Vaughn character from “Major League” — who shows up to Spring Training the year after leading the Indians to a division title with a three-piece suit, a blonde on his arm and a Hollywood attitude in the sequel. It’s all about winning.
Hmm, art imitating life? Maybe there could be a better example — because I’m pretty sure the NFL Network news desk just killed the “winning” references through over use.
But winning is good and there are plenty of perks, too. Legal ones, even. Talk shows, trips to Disneyland and beautiful women. Honestly, do you think that Tom Brady would have landed Gisele if his career path had taken a path similar to say, Jim Sorgi for instance? (Though, it doesn’t explain Jeff Garcia‘s good fortune.)
So you can’t blame Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for making the most of his celebrity. He’s been spotted with Jessica Szohr, Stacy Keibler and was rumored to be dating Mila Kunis (via Larry Brown Sports). That’s not bad company — Hugh Jackman-like company if you will — but it has caught the eye of his teammates.
Most notably, LB Clay Matthews who wondered if Rodgers had gone Hollywood. (And a quick aside, does anybody think that Matthews appears to be rubbing it in to his college teammates Brian Cushing and Rey Maualuga with that Twitter wallpaper?)
Rodgers was quick to say that he was not dating Kunis, saying that he only met her on that night. And then turned the tables on Matthews, who has been on a pretty good run of his own, accusing him of going SoCal (what the hell is that supposed to mean?) and spending too much time primping his hair.
Fellas, please. I say enjoy it while you can. But remember what got you there in the first place — which, of course, was winning.