It has been 100 glorious years since the inception of the National Football League in 1920. The league started as a young operation and has gone through many trials and tribulations since its creation. However, it is now firmly entrenched as the No. 1 sport in North America. By all estimations, it would appear that Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers would agree.
There are so many reasons why we all love football in America. From the crazy tailgate parties before the games to the intense rivalries and Cinderella stories we all have come to love, there are countless aspects of the game to appreciate.
Aaron Rodgers Makes Weekly Guest Appearance on Pat McAfee Show
Meanwhile, one of the best aspects of football is, without question, team camaraderie. Rodgers perfectly explains why football is the best sport on Earth on the Pat McAfee Show.
In the show, McAfee points out that Rodgers and the Packers look very tight-knit right now out on the field. McAfee illustrates that sentiment with an example from Sunday’s game between the Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles. Late in the fourth quarter, Green Bay running back Aaron Jones broke off a 77-yard touchdown run that sealed the win and moved the Packers to 9-3.
During the video-game-like run by Jones, seemingly everyone on the Packers offense sprinted down the field with him to celebrate. Rodgers explains in the clip why it was so important to do so.
“We really do love each other and pull for each other,” the star quarterback says. “There’s really nothing like a run like that where MVS (wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling) is out there blocking, and the big giraffe (offensive tackle David Bakhtiari) is running down there not really touching anybody but just kinda getting in the way. That was a special moment. My quads are a little tired after that 70-yard jog.”
He adds that the team’s coaches emphasize celebrating together, and even show celebration clips to the offense and defense throughout the week.
“We really enjoy celebrating together,” Rodgers continues. “And that’s a good reminder that it really does take all 11. That’s kind of been a mantra for our team — we’re gonna do this thing together so let’s celebrate together. Let’s not make any one person bigger than the squad.”
In football, every play involves someone getting in a dogfight — and that means every one of the 11 players on the field at any given time is vital to a play’s success. That makes it all the more fun to celebrate as a team knowing that everyone contributed to the score. That’s more exciting than any other sport can offer up.