A Look Back On National Media Doubted Matt LaFleur
I have a confession. I hate the idea of ‘Freezing Cold Takes.’ It is extremely popular and I’m not knocking them in the slightest. But I usually dislike the ‘Told you so’ mentality. Why? Because I feel like there should be more unique takes in the world. What fun is it to have the same take as everyone else? We live in such a groupthink mentality that not many of us can think for ourselves. We need to show the same passion, the same attitude as everyone else on social media. That said, it is always fun to look back at a take that wasn’t exactly rooted in fact and could not have been more inaccurate. I present to you, Colin Cowherd’s take on the new Green Bay Packers head coach.
"Congratulations on hiring somebody who people question whether he has the stature and gravitas to lead a coordinators meeting. Maybe you've heard Aaron Rodgers is aging, he ran a Super Bowl-winning coach out of town. Good luck to Matt LaFleur." — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/UBz6sDyHwc
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) January 8, 2019
Last summer, I taped a podcast where I discussed the ‘Mount Rushmore of Aaron Rodgers haters.’ Cowherd found himself on that list. It has been very profitable for Cowherd to talk shit about Rodgers throughout his entire career. He planted that flag in the early 2010s when the Packers were on their Super Bowl. At the time, Cowherd had a show on ESPN that ESPN Milwaukee carried and they pulled it off the air during the Super Bowl run due to complaints about Cowherd and Rodgers. This is when we can laugh at the old takes. This take wasn’t rooted in fact. Rather, it was another easy anti-Rodgers comment for Cowherd
Safe to say, that didn’t pan out for him. Nor did Kevin Clark calling him a ‘Friend of Sean McVay’ (People don’t forget, Kevin!). Nor Mike Florio wondering about their relationship before the season even started. All of it went to shit as the Packers are 13-3 and finished with the second-best record in the NFL.