Stop Blaming Olivia Munn For Aaron Rodgers' Slump

The Packers quarterback's girlfriend is the least of his problems — in fact, she's not a problem at all.
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The Packers quarterback's girlfriend is the least of his problems — in fact, she's not a problem at all.
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The Green Bay Packers have lost a few games recently, and fans are desperate to understand why God is punishing then. After searching deep within their souls, they’ve decided that Aaron Rodgers’ girlfriend Olivia Munn is to blame.

Has she been running onto the field to intercept Rodgers’ passes? Keeping him up all night before game day playing bongo drums? Nope. Apparently just the fact that she exists (and is attractive and famous) is enough for fans to believe she is jinxing the team.

Oh, and that Munn spoke about their sex life during an appearance almost a year ago on Watch What Happens Live, according to one crazed fan who commented on a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (And for the record, she said very little about their sex life beyond pointing out that they do not have sex on game day.)

“Ever since it came out about Olivia Munn and Rodgers, and her spouting off on TV about their sex life, Rodgers is NOT a good QB. The team used to glorify God, but now there is not mention of Him from any of them. I believe God has taken His hand off of the Packers players. None of them are worth a hoot at this time.”

The Washington Post and Fox Sports cited the above comment in stories promoting the theory that Munn has used her evil sorcery to keep the Packers down. Munn responded by tweeting a link to the same commenter’s previous hate-filled racist rants (one highlight: commanding black residents of Milwaukee to “move and take your stink with you!”) and called out the Post and Fox for validating him.

Munn also took ESPN’s Rob Demosvky to task for speculating that “trouble at home” might be behind the recent losses. “A longtime NFL agent told me recently that when he sees one of his top-performing clients play differently, as Rodgers has of late, the first thing he wonders is if something is going on in his personal life,” Demovsky wrote. Munn responded thusly:

And really, what better way to cause trouble at home for the star quarterback then to publicly blame his girlfriend, without any substantiation, for Rodger’s temporary slump? How is going after Rodgers’ apparently very happy home life going to help anything?

As it turns out, Rodgers has been battling an injury: The Packers listed him as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice due to a right shoulder injury. It’s unclear when the injury happened, but it certainly seems like a more reasonable explanation for his troubles than having a hot girlfriend who loves him.

In fact, just last month, Rodgers praised Olivia for her unconditional support of his career and for helping him to become a more well-rounded personal in general, which he said be believes is helping him in every aspect of his life.

“She's a huge encourager and a huge supporter,” Rodgers told ESPN. “She's put some of her own career goals on hold for me to encourage me in achieving my own. With Olivia, I have that person who is my corner always, is willing to make me a priority and be understanding with my life and everything that comes with it.”

“Olivia is very comfortable in her own skin and comfortable with the attention she's received because of some of the projects she's worked on,” Rodgers continued. “And I think being with her has allowed me to conserve some of that energy...And that's made every part of my life [better]. Obviously, having more energy for those other parts, it's made those parts better."

That certainly doesn’t sound like a man who is having trouble in his personal life. If we need explanations for why he's off his game, maybe let’s look to the football field instead of his bedroom.