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Why hasn't Rodgers been putting on the belt this year?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Brandon, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Brandon

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    I think I can only recall one time where he's done his TD belt celebration this year, why did he stop? I remember it pumped everyone up and it seemed to show his added passion for the game, I loved seeing it. On a separate note I HOPE we see some of the Giants player mocking the move, because in every single game where an opponent puts on the belt, they have lost.
     
  2. VolvoD

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    maybe he can only do it in that State Farm commercial now. :p

    by the way, that new one with BJ is hilarious!
     
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  3. GreenBlood

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    Now that we have won the Super Bowl, it would be viewed as bragging. There's a reason he sold it to State Farm. He doesn't intend to use it anymore.
     
  4. YouFrgotPoland

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    I think he's only had like 3 rushing TD's this year. I'm pretty sure he did it for one of one's in the Denver game, and the other wasn't ruled a TD right away so he didn't do it right then. Then he had a rushing TD against KC, but we were losing to KC so it makes sense that he didn't need to celebrate then. I also think he said something about trying to stay away from it a bit this year because some people were taking it the wrong way.
     
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  5. ivo610

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    less rushing TDs. Hopefully he busts it out in the SB
     
  6. bozz_2006

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    I heard him say in an interview last week with either Cowherd or Van Pelt that he has purposely stopped doing it. Don't remember why though. Got to be a little too high profile, I think he said. But I don't remember for sure.
     
  7. ivo610

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    The commercials might be part of that high profile lol
     
  8. bozz_2006

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    Yeah, but the commercials didn't come out until mid-season. He hasn't done it all year. I'm assuming he was referring the to reaction he began to get from it on field.
     
  9. GreenBlood

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    I'm personally glad he retired it.
     
  10. VolvoD

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    yeah, i could see that point. jared allen needs to get the hint...that rope move he does is about as backwoods retarded as it gets.
     
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  11. Bensalama21

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    100% correct. He said this in his "Tuesday's with Aaron" radio segment.
     
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  12. bozz_2006

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    I think that's why he likes it. He embraces the dumbsh*t jock image like no other top-tier athlete I've ever seen! lol. I like the guy.
     
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    I thought I heard/read somewhere that A-Rod was stopping the belt thing and switching to something else.
    I wish he didn't stop the belt thing.
    I like it and it's very unique.
    And it started a trend for fans to bring title belts to the stands for other teams and sports.
    It was really awesome to see Aaron get a real one during the trophy celebration.
     
  14. GreenBlood

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    Before we won the SB, it was a prediction. After we won it, to use it would be more of a taunt. That pretty much sums it up.
     
  15. El Guapo

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    Except that it wasn't a prediction. Rodgers stated several times that he started doing it years ago while on the practice squad behind Favre. When Aaron ran the scout teams and succeeded, it was a comical way to show his pride in beating the 1st team. Rodgers quirky sense of humor and it was more of a funny thing for him to do around his teammates. Rodgers isn't a spotlight type of guy, so continuing to do it once the fans and media latched on probably took the fun out of it.

    I don't embrace trends myself, so if I were in Rodgers shoes, I probably would have stopped too. Who wants to be forever known as the guy who does the belt dance thingy? He's an elite quarterback.
     
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  17. realcaliforniacheese

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    That was the 2010 A-Rod the 2011 A-Rod doesn't need a belt. He will have an MVP trophy.
     
  18. VolvoD

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    ...unless clay matthews gives him another belt on top of the super bowl stage again.
     
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    I think the belt was just for last year! Love it though when the opposing guys does it and then they loose (which is all the time). I like the knuckle thing the WR's and Aaron do!
     
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    Probably because it's being done to death by opposing players, in commercials, and by Rodgers.

    He might bust it out on a rushing TD here and there but I don't see him doing frequently anymore. It's a shame it was cool last year and the years before when he started doing it, but now anytime a team is playing the Packers if an opposing player gets a sack, a hurry a big hit, a TD, a big run they do it. It's annoying now.
     
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    I thought it was pretty cool last year. Caught my attention and i thought it was unique and got the team going. I understand why he would stop it now because its being abused by everyone who makes a play against them. Classy decision in my opinion.
     
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    At least he finally lost the mullet. He's halfway there.
     
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    Babysteps, babysteps. LOL!
     
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    Thank you for saying this. I was blown away that he had the nerve to do it while trailing by 28 points.
     
  25. longtimefan

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    Saw replay just now..He did it vs the Broncos after one of his rushing TD
     

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