Olivia Munn is mad. Earlier this week, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky opined that one possible reason for Aaron Rodgers recent struggles could be problems at home. Via ESPN:
"Possible off-field issues?: 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. There’s no indication that Rodgers’ relationship status has changed. Lions reporters said they spotted Rodgers’ girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that professional athletes have lives away from the field, and you never know what could be going on in their personal lives."
Munn took exception to this “report.” (As have many other people.) Why? Jordy Nelson was also named as a possible reason Rodgers was struggling and he hasn’t complained about it on social media.
Perhaps Munn is sick of people blaming her for Rodgers’ struggles. Is it fair? Maybe not.
But let’s get real… Olivia Munn has 100% definitely distracted Aaron Rodgers and almost certainly, totally jinxed the Green Bay Packers. Is there any doubt? Let’s look at some facts.
The Packers last won the Super Bowl in 2010, years before Rodgers had even met Munn. (FACT!) Rodgers and Munn and started dating in the spring of 2014. (FACT?) The Packers proceeded to lose their first game of the season. (FACT!) They finished the season 12-4 and lost (FACT!) in the NFC Championship Game. They did not win a Super Bowl. (FACT!)
How did Rodgers respond in the off season? See for yourself.
The couple started their offseason at the Oscars. (FACT?) Aaron Rodgers should probably be watching game film, not honoring the best in film.
Then they went to a college sporting event (FACT!) where they avoided the media. (FACT!)
Then it was back to the red carpet. (FACT?) I prefer my quarterbacks dress on Sundays. (FACT!)
Finally, when training camp started, Rodgers worked on his swordplay on social media. Maybe he didn’t think he needed to work on his game play because he saw the Packers’ cupcake schedule (FACT!) – Bears (4-5), Seahawks (4-5), Chiefs (4-5), 49ers (3-6), Rams (4-5), Chargers (2-7) – and wasn’t worried. For a few weeks, he was right. The Packers rolled to a 6-0 start. Then there was a bye week. Rodgers and Munn went on vacation. (FACT!)
Since then the Packers are 0-3. (FACT!) I’m not sure how many more examples you need to be convinced that Munn is running the Packers into the ground. This is the only possible explanation for Rodgers and the Packers’ struggles. That and the other four things in that original article plus other stuff we might not have thought of yet. All we know for sure is that jinxes are real, tangible things that can be blamed on people tangentially related to situations that are totally, definitely, certainly, 100% seriously jinxed. (FACT!?)
You be the judge.