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New footage shows Aaron Rodgers, the Babe Ruth of football, calling his long touchdown shot on Saturday

January 19, 2021

There was no bigger play in Saturday’s NFC Divisional matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams than 2nd and 6 from the Packers 43 with 7:08 remaining. Up seven over a surging Rams team, Rodgers stepped to the line, surveyed the defense, and looked left, barking “Allen” at wideout Allen Lazard while offering a little nod up the field. Seconds later, Lazard was hauling in a 57-yard touchdown that ultimately sealed the game. Listen closely and check it out.

Now we’re not saying that any player has the right to be called the Babe Ruth of baseball, but if they did, that guy has to be Rodgers. The preternatural ability. The permeating swagger. Now he’s even calling his shots, a la the Bambino. It’s hard not to think it, even harder not to say it. But don’t take our word for it, just listen to Lazard talking about Rodgers’ play diagnosis process after the game.

But if Rodgers is the Sultan of Swat, that makes Tom Brady a veritable Ted Williams, having now recorded a NFL-record 386 road passing attempts without throwing an interception. And of course next week, Tommy Ballgame heads to Labeau with a Super Bowl berth on the line. Get your mitts ready, America. We’re going to see some dingers.