It's Saturday, the eve before NFL Kickoff Sunday.
The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers are set to clash in a highly anticipated heavyweight bout between title contenders. Here at Bleacher Report, we've reviewed, broken down and analyzed every aspect of this game.
Now, it's just a matter of waiting.
Aaron Rodgers -- Packers QB Could End Up in a 49ers Uniform on Monday tmz.me/RvMnR5
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 8, 2012
As the story goes, Rodgers had requested that R&B legends Boyz II Men sing the national anthem at Lambeau Field. Even as a friend and fan of the group, the reigning league MVP was not going to get his way without some give-and-take.
The group supports the San Francisco 49ers, particularly one of its harmonizers, Nathan Morris.
And in order for them to agree to said performance, Rodgers had to agree to some terms. Those terms were that if the 49ers defeat the Packers on Sunday, Rodgers has to wear an Alex Smith jersey the following week, starting Monday. If the Packers win, Morris will have to wear a Rodgers jersey.
Rodgers boldly accepted the deal instead of calling up Brian McKnight.
I've gone out on a limb to predict that the 49ers will win this game outright. Let's hope I'm right and we'll have some great pics on Monday of Rodgers in red and gold. Ah, to think what could have been.
On a related note, this is the first time I've heard something significant regarding Boyz II Men since I shared a building with them in the '90s. Yes, I was a neighbor of the group in California during its heyday.
Had I known that those guys were 49ers fans, I probably wouldn't have grown as impatient with the late-night practice sessions on their balcony.
I also might have had someone to hang out with on Sunday. Though this weekend, I know who they're pulling for.
I'll be right there alongside them in spirit.