Green Bay Packers fans were able to witness Aaron Rodgers report to training camp on Tuesday. And while they were happy to see the three-time MVP, they couldn’t get over the shirt he was wearing, which was a scene from the hit NBC series, The Office.
The shirt had an NBA Jam design, and it received a lot of buzz on social media. Rodgers is a big fan of The Office and even did a cameo on the show in 2013, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The shirt includes the “Kevin’s Famous Chili” scene from Episode 98. In the episode, Kevin Malone arrives at work early with a huge pot of chili for his co-workers only to drop it on the floor.
Malone is played by Brian Baumgartner, who has become friends with Rodgers. When talking to People Now last year, Baumgartner talked about how he first met Rodgers which was at a golf tournament in 2008. I had no idea who he was. No clue. This is the summer before he became a starter,” Baumgartner said. “I was like, ‘Oh, you’re the Cal guy who’s never going to play because of Brett Favre, right?’ And we became very, very good friends since that time.” Here’s a look at fans reacting to the popular shirt.
Aaron Rodgers on the all time QB list after seeing this shirt 📈📈📈 https://t.co/aTE5wkeHb3
— Henry (@seminole4life22) July 27, 2021
“So excited to have a guy for one season, then turn around and blow your franchise up,” another fan wrote. “No value in return for him next year and he’s going to win games this year, so your draft will be tough. Enjoy that nfc championship loss tho.”
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 27, 2021
One fan said: “Aaron will fumble all season and lose half of his hair as confirmed by everyone mentioning his shirt.”
Aaron Rodgers swaggered into camp. His shirt a not-so-subtle reminder that the team’s front office was Kevin, and they’d nearly spilled the QB chili that summer. This was Wisconsin and Aaron knew chili metaphors would hit harder than a frozen walleye to the back of the head. https://t.co/XuhZfUPS7G
— Erik DoA Lonnquist (@ggDoA) July 27, 2021
And this fan wrote: “Looks really serious about being there, I guess the bucs just won another super bowl, they’ve been building more chemistry while this guy was golfing and chilling in Cali.”