Listen to Rodgers praise Chicago and its sports fans initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Aaron Rodgers, Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback and archnemesis of Chicago Bears followers, apparently has a number of love for the Windy Metropolis.
Forward of Bears-Packers this weekend, Rodgers gushed at a press convention about his admiration for town and his respect the sports activities followers. Together with the Bears followers he is tormented all these years, and that detest him in return.
“I imply, I do not assume they’re extraordinarily proud of me, they are not very cordial more often than not, however I respect that,” Rodgers stated. “I respect it is an amazing sports activities city they received two baseball groups, a basketball group that I grew up cheering for.
That is proper, Rodgers grew up a Bulls fan. He is since grow to be a minority proprietor of the Milwaukee Bucks so his Bulls allegiances have in all probability light.
However his love of Chicago and its sports activities groups developed the way in which it did for many individuals.
“Once I was rising up, one of many few channels we had on TV was WGN. So you bought to look at like Cubs baseball, you recognize, and a few Bulls basketball video games for no matter purpose. So that you truly grew to become a fan,” Rodgers stated. I believe as a result of I used to be an enormous sports activities fan and that was the one factor I used to be on TV.”
And regardless of being a rival, he at all times loved town.
“For years, you recognize, once we performed down there, I might, the night time earlier than go on an extended stroll and infrequently stroll to to dinner,” Rodgers stated. “Mastro’s was the place I went to dinner for years and years and years in a row, and I am a type of walks, you recognize, a random mother and son, though I am all bundled up, you recognize, sporting a sweatshirt it is freezing and, you recognize, a winter hat and stuff. They acknowledge me and we walked for, I do not know, 4 or 5 blocks collectively.
“In order that was there was a pleasant, good likelihood assembly, however I’ve at all times loved, benefit from the metropolis, benefit from the followers, though they have not actually loved me. That is high quality. I get it.”
However his tenure in Inexperienced Bay practically got here to an finish this offseason, and this might be his last season with the Packers.
“Perhaps there will be somewhat little extra love when my time involves an finish enjoying right here,” Rodgers stated. “However I do have a number of respect for town and the sports activities, the sports activities followers they received there.”
And simply to make clear, he won’t ever play for the Bears.
“No, no, no. It is simply not going to occur,” Rodgers stated when requested.
It is okay, we’ve Justin Fields and do not want a quarterback now.