Green Bay Packers superstar Aaron Rodgers is a fan favorite now, and basibally an institution in Green Bay, but back in the day, no one really like Brett Favre’s backup. Every year when Family night is on the schedule, Rodgers recalls being booed.
“Every time I think about Family Night, or I’m driving in here on the day of Family Night, I think about what that felt like and how crazy that was,” Rodgers said. “I mean, I’ve talked to Favre (recently) about that night and everything he did. I mean, he was here. He was here. I didn’t realize (at the time) that he was here, watching it.”
What Favre, and the crowd of roughly 56,000, watched that night was one of the strangest and saddest moments in franchise history. While Rodgers got off to a decent start and was cheered while directing an early touchdown drive, his next two series were three-and-outs, and when he threw a fourth-down, end-zone interception in a 2-minute drill against the No. 1 defense, much of the crowd let him have it.
“It wasn’t like I was terrible. We moved the ball pretty well,” recalled Rodgers, who finished that night having completed 7 of 20 passes for 84 yards and one interception. “You know, Family Night is a great event — but it’s never been one where I played really well. So I can’t say I have the greatest feelings about how the night has gone for me.
“I obviously got booed — heavily — in ’08. Had an up-and-down scrimmage my first year (in 2005). I think I completed one pass that night. It wasn’t pretty. Threw a pick on the first play to (then-cornreback, now-scout) Brandian Ross for a touchdown the other way (in 2011). So it hasn’t been the greatestof nights for me.”
In the @WiStateJournal ~ #Packers Aaron Rodgers recalls being booed at #FamilyNight a decade ago.
"I was disappointed, because I wanted so badly to be the guy and play well and be someone that the fans enjoyed watching. But I realized it wasn’t about me." https://t.co/zZfOVqQEwz
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) August 5, 2018
If things don’t go well for the Packers this season, expect plenty of boos for Danica Patrick. She’s already made her first trip to Lambeau.
Danica Patrick Makes Her First Appearance at Lambeau https://t.co/fQIicXvgED
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) August 5, 2018