Half right...he doesn't give a damn who he irritates, even if its his owner. However Woody Johnson is as involved with JNJ as I am. I find Rodgers refreshing and thought provoking, even if I don't always agree with him.
Originally Posted by: Martha Careful
I am not sure I agree with the sentiment that he doesn't care who he irritates, even if it's the owner of the team he plays for. What I think a lot of us forget is there is a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes. Just because Woody Johnson inherited all that money doesn't mean he privately supports this or that. It's his cash cow so he's likely to put on a good face in public for the sake of the business.
Separately, I have seen it numerous times where Aaron will toss a barb at a reporter that comes off arrogant or prick-like. But what isn't as widely known is he has a good rapport with a lot of them. He's the king of inside jokes. Hell, watch him on Pat McAfee show and he's always digging AJ Hawk. But they're best of friends.
In THAT sense, yes, Aaron doesn't care what people think of him because he values his direct one on one friendships more than what it looks like to the rest of the world. Maybe it's a lack of self awareness or maybe he just wants to have a good time with his buddies?
So, does he care what people think, or who he irritates? Absolutely. Does he care if he upsets you or me? No, because we have zero personal relationship with him.
The local Piggly Wiggly here loved him. He never was "too big" to chat with a fan or shoot the shit with the cashiers. Funny you don't hear about those stories on ESPN or Tweeter other than a footnote in some rambling rant. (see what I did there?)