Bears Great Dick Butkus Shoots Packers Aaron Rodgers
There was never a love lost between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. That sentiment, or lack thereof, applies to players and fans of both franchises and dates back to decades of rivalry.
Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus recently earned the prestigious blue tick next to the name on his Twitter account and has been hilariously terrorizing the social media landscape ever since. Around this time, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers became a favorite target for Butkus. The reigning NFL MVP’s recent rift with his fiancé and Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley opened the door for the Bears great to get a little personal with his intergenerational nemesis, and Butkus didn’t pass up the opportunity.
The next day, Butkus doubled his razzing Rodgers.
“Every time I try to engage here my phone gets interrupted by someone named Shailene WhatsApp,” Butkus wrote online.
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Rodgers took to Twitter Beef with Bears after taunting the crowd earlier this season
As to whether Butkus coming after Rodgers is out of the question and his personal relationships are a matter of perspective. One notion that’s less open to discussion, however, is that Rodgers started all the subsequent beef with Bears players and fans after taunting the crowd during a game at Soldier Field earlier this season.
Rodgers rushed for six yards and a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter of a Victory on the road week 6 on bears. Then the impassioned quarterback turned to the end zone crowd and shouted words that continue to resonate in Bears Nation months later.
Fox Sports NFL posted a video of the incident online on October 17.
“I still own you,” Rodgers can be heard telling Bears fans on the video.
Fox’s real-time broadcast of the game picked up even more of the sound.
“I owned you all my fucking life!” Rodgers shouted. “I own you! I still own you!
Butkus and Rodgers Twitter Feud May Continue Amid Green Bay Unrest
Much like Butkus’ Twitter jabs aimed at the quarterback, Rodgers’ comments to Bears fans may also have been off the mark. However, the veracity of the quarterback’s claims is beyond doubt.
Rodgers is 10-3 in 13 career starts at Soldier Field, leaving Chicago with a win 11 of the last 12 times he has visited. But while Rodgers got the best of the Bears for most of his 17 years of career with the Packers, Butkus has clearly owned Rodgers in social media circles over the past week.
Butkus could have the opportunity to take more shots at Rodgers and the Packers in the coming weeks and months as the QB is expected to soon decide if he will return to Green Bay in 2022. Rodgers’ future with the team has come questioned after the Packers lost heartbreakingly to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs in January.
Green Bay has earned a bye week in each of the last three NFL playoffs but failed to make it to the Super Bowl each time.