Did Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bob McGinn jinx Aaron Rodgers?
SUN-TIMES STAFF November 5, 2013 9:36PM
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is helped up by teammates tackle Don Barclay (67) and guard T.J. Lang (70) after being injured on a play by Chicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin during an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
Updated: December 7, 2013 6:33AM
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jinx may not be the equal of the Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx, but that isn’t making some Packers fans feel any better.
Prior to Monday night’s game between the Bears and Packers, the Journal Sentinel’s Bob McGinn said the Packers could survive without Aaron Rodgers.
“Losing Rodgers to major injury would be the nightmare of all nightmares,” McGinn wrote. “He makes everyone’s job easier. Yet, no organization would be better equipped to handle it than Green Bay. Fools will cry that I’m jinxing Rodgers and the Packers by writing about this.”
And if that wasn’t bad enough for some fans, McGinn gets downright accurate about the timing of a possible Rodgers injury.
“The guess here is that even if the Packers were to lose Rodgers early Monday night against the Chicago Bears they’d find ways to finish 11-5.”
Though Journal Sentinel dismissed it as a “bizarre coincidence,” the Packers may get a chance to test McGinn theory. Rodgers is expected to miss at least three weeks with a fractured collarbone.