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Packers Fan Practices Strange Ritual in the Name of Healing Aaron Rodgers

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They didn’t sacrifice a bull calf, but things got weird in a video recently posted to the Green Bay Packers forum on Reddit. 

Spotted by Samer Kalaf of Deadspin, the video shows a Packers fan burning incense, chanting and crafting poultices made of "blood" and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

The video is titled “Green Bay Packers Mystic Ceremony (Rodgers Worship)” and is prefaced by a quote: “A warrior acknowledges his pain but he doesn’t indulge in it.” 

This is followed by a strange and haunting sequence of events involving voodoo, board games and fake bloodletting.

Working in a dark, candlelit room, a pair of hands begins the ritual. A bundle of incense is lit aflame, and its smoke wafts over photos of Aaron Rodgers, which cover the walls like a Cheesehead shrine. 

This is followed by the consultation of a Ouija board, a Magic Eight Ball and tarot cards. The Packers fan cracks a Pabst Blue Ribbon, “cuts” their arm and creates a strange jam to spread over a picture of the injured quarterback. Notice the targeting of the collarbone. That’s top-notch work.

He might not encourage this type of behavior, but at this point, Rodgers would likely do the ritual himself if it meant he could get back on the playing field. The Packers starting quarterback has been sidelined with a broken collarbone since Week 9, and his team has gone 1-3-1 in his absence. 

Having lost Seneca Wallace to injury and benched third-stringer Scott Tolzien, Green Bay is down to free-agent signee Matt Flynn, who has been less than spectacular.

Given the dire circumstances and fast-fading hopes for the playoffs, Packers fans will do anything they can to get Rodgers back—even if it means ruining good Pabst Blue Ribbon with their own mortal essence. 

 

Stay weird, Green Bay.

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