Who Said It Best (And Worst) rounds up the week’s best and worst quotes from notable Milwaukee figures and folks-about-town.
SAID IT BEST
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, on declaring January 12 “Aaron Rodgers Day” in Milwaukee [FOX6]:
WHEREAS, Wisconsinites have faith that the undisputed master of Hail Marys, Aaron Rodgers, will lead the Green Bay Packers as they continue to “run the table” through Dallas and onto Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas next month;
WHEREAS, on November 23rd, 2016, in the midst of a tough season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stated that he believed his team could “run the table” and win out the rest of the season to ensure a playoff berth; and
WHEREAS, since then, the Packers have gone undefeated, are the Kings in the North in the NFC, and defeated the New York Giants 38-13 in the wild card round of the NFC playoffs; and
WHEREAS, in the Packers-Giants playoff game, Aaron Rodgers threw his third Hail Mary touchdown pass in 13 months, a 42 yard bomb to Randall Cobb on fourth-and-two with just six seconds left in the half; and
WHEREAS, on Sunday, January 15th, 2017, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will play the Dallas Cowboys in Texas; and
WHEREAS, on January 1st, 1967, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs in Dallas on their way to winning the first ever Super Bowl; and
WHEREAS, Wisconsinites have faith that the undisputed master of Hail Marys, Aaron Rodgers, will lead the Green Bay Packers as they continue to “run the table” through Dallas and onto Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas next month; now, therefore
I, Chris Abele, County Executive of Milwaukee County, do hereby proclaim January 12th, 2017 to be Aaron Rodgers Day throughout Milwaukee County and wish Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers well as they take on the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL playoffs on Sunday, January 15th, 2017.
SAID IT WORST
Andrew Dorff, who started a dumb online petition to ban Joe Buck and Troy Aikman from announcing Green Bay Packers games, and who would apparently prefer the “talked about” inanity of Phil Simms or the unnerving presence of Kenny Albert over two guys who, yeah, aren’t the most exciting game-callers in the biz, and sure, they aren’t Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, but come the fuck on, they’re perfectly fine, and this “They’re biased!” bullshit is just that—bullshit [via Change.org]:
“This is a petition to get Joe Buck and Troy Aikman banned from announcing/commentating on the Green Bay Packers. On behalf of the Green Bay Packers fans across the world, we would like action taken to prohibit them from giving their constant negative input about our team. We are sick of the biased announcing always coming from them.”