Unfortunately, the kids aren't stopping there, and one has to assume they aren't getting their mouths washed out with soap, either.
Rodgers said he's been handling the boos with no problem, but some of the personal attacks have bothered him. Probably every practice there's one or two pro-Brett Favre people who are yelling things loud enough for the players to hear them.Are we for real here? Kids swearing at a totally innocent bystander in the Brett Favre drama?
But Rodgers said he hears things off the field, too.
"I understand it to some point if I put myself into a Favre fanatic's shoes," Rodgers said of getting booed. "The things I can't understand, the things I really take personally, is when I'm driving up to the (parking lot) gate and punching in my punch code and somebody says 'F.U.' to me. That kind of bothers me. Or when a little kid is yelling swear words at me. That kind of gets to me. The boos, they expect a high level of play and they miss Brett Favre. I understand that. But the 'F.U.' and the little kids saying swear words to me, I don't understand that."
Listen. I'm all for freedom of speech. Say whatever the hell you want. Say it loud and proud if you want. All I ask is that you not lead a protest march down my street at midnight protesting a nickel increase in your water bill. Otherwise, it's cool.
But could we stop encouraging our kids to swear at Aaron Rodgers. I mean, it's bad enough that you "adults" see fit to heckle the kid when he didn't do anything wrong.
However, letting your kids loudly swear at him not only keeps you from being considered anything close to a competent, responsible adult, but it also makes the rest of us look bad. Packer fans do enough stupid stuff. We don't need help to look like obsessive imbeciles.
In the end, the true Packer fans will ditch this Favre crap and start supporting Rodgers. I hate to sound like Aaron in his "get on board or shut up" rant, but it's true. If you're a Packer fan, you're going to support Rodgers and stop blasting him for something (the Favre soap opera) that he can't control and wasn't even remotely responsible for. If you're a Favre fan, stop lurking around Lambeau Field, go buy a new Favre jersey, and leave Aaron Rodgers alone.
If you want to make a fanbase look stupid, do it to the Jets.
If you don't know whether you're a Favre fan or a Packers fan, there's a pretty simple barometer. If you read Rodgers' comments and think to yourself that he's whining about all this, you're probably a Favre fan. If you plan on supporting Rodgers no matter what and think this is all a bunch of poppycock, then there's a good chance you're a Packer fan.
And you can be a Packer fan while still wishing Favre all the best with the Jets.