Aaron Rodgers talks ‘Game of Thrones’

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‘Game of Thrones’ airs every Sunday on HBO at 9 pm est in the midst of the show’s penultimate season. 

It is no secret Sunday nights right now are not the time for television watchers to be looking for something to do.

In an era where ratings are down across all platforms, the seventh season of Game of Thrones looks to be immune to that issue.

ESPN’s Dan Le Batard says the show is more important to people than any show of all-time that he can remember.

Whether it be social media, radio, or television the show based around fire and ice is near the top of the conversation.

So much so, the sports world is even emotionally invested in this show. Including Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers.


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Rodgers, the Jon Snow of the NFL, spoke about Game of Thrones, “It’s the first show, to me, that has been as intriguing and as interesting as Lost.”

Not only is he avid watcher telling Kevin Clark of The Ringer, “I am totally dialed in and locked in with everything that’s going on right now,” but he also is a theorist when it comes to the show.

His big theory: “I think that Jon Snow, Daenerys, and the Hand of the Queen [Tyrion Lannister] — I think they are all related. Three dragons, three riders, three siblings,” hmm. Well, this is not too far fetched as it was all but confirmed in season six’s finale, Jon Snow is Daenery’s nephew – his real father Rhaegar Targaryen is the brother of Daenerys.

However, Rodgers believes that Jon is not the son of Rhaegar but his brother and the son of Aerys II Targaryen. Explaining,

“We know from Bran, the Three-Eyed Raven, that Ned Stark was not Jon Snow’s father. The Mad King might have been his father, might have been him — and that would make Daenerys and Jon brother and sister. And then Tyrion, we don’t know who his mother is, who Tywin slept with. I think there’s some sort of relationship. At least Jon Snow and Daenerys are going to be working together, and they are mining the dragon glass. “

This would be a bit of a shocker as Jon’s real mother – Lyanna Stark –  was either raped or having an affair with Rhaegar. But who knows…

Rodgers wears a shirt around practice quoting Tyrion Lannister played by the hilarious Peter Dinklage, “That’s what I do; I drink and I know things.”

When asked why he loves this show so much, “There are just so many storylines and you have to really pay attention to keep up.”

The favorite character of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback is the fan favorite, Daenerys Targaryen.

Especially after this past episode when she finally let her dragons face the action, taking out a vast majority of the Lannister army burning them with ease.

“I hope more stuff happens like what happened Sunday,” Rodgers says. He is also a fan of fellow “King of the North” Jon Snow.

He is not, however, a fan of the Queen, “Oh, I would love to see Cersei get her head whacked off.”

The country agrees with you, Aaron.

Spoilers, of course, are an issue. As Rodgers was forced to watch this past episode a day later, according to The Ringer.

With his football duties interfering, he stayed off social media, just in case … “I don’t think fans want to spoil it for me, but people will have a comment — I can’t believe so-and-so died — that’s a spoiler that you want to avoid.”

Offensive lineman, Bryan Bulaga, wanted to discuss it with Rodgers not knowing he had yet to see it, Rodgers responded, “Stop, stop, stop, I’m behind.’”

“I just love this show and I want to concentrate,” Rodgers says, and “I don’t like a lot of people talking during it; I’d rather watch alone.”

Final Thoughts: Sunday needs to hurry up!

Bobby Burack is the national editor at cover32; Managing Editor at cover32 Packers; host of ‘cover32 Podcast w/Bobby Burack’; host of ’20/20 Insight w/Burack & Glendon’. He can be reached on Twitter @bburack16. 
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