Aaron Rodgers has a Michael Jordan-like memory when it comes to people that slighted him in some way. He was on his weekly radio show yesterday when he shared a story from college about a professor that motivated him (h/t: sportsrapport.com).
In response to a question about his major and how his college education prepared him for the NFL, Rodgers shared a story about a college professor who gave him an F on a project that a group did for not citing something correctly. He tried to talk to the professor during office hours, and, well, it stuck with him. Here’s Aaron Rodgers:
To get to the best part of the story, she’s looking at me, condescending, talking down to me. And she says, “What do you want to do with yourself?”
I said, “I want to play in the NFL.”
She laughed. She LAUGHED at me. It wasn’t like just a funny laugh, it was a condescending laugh and she said, “You’ll never make it. You’ll get hurt. You’ll need your education, and you’re not gonna make it through school here.”
I said, “OK”, I said, “I don’t agree with any of that.”
I just want to tell that teacher right now today, thank you for adding to that chip on my shoulder, and I hope you are a fan.
This teacher and Shannon Sharpe are now on the Aaron Rodgers list. SHHHHH!
[photo via US Presswire]