Aaron Rodgers

Leader of the Pack
By:Rob Reischel

This book is a Non-Fiction Biography

About Rob Reischel

ROB REISCHEL has covered the Green Bay Packers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Packer Plus" since 2001. He has received 12 awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association for his writing and editing at News Publishing Co. Rob, his wife Laura, and daughters, Madison and Mia, live in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. All of his books revolve around the Green Bay Packers. Some of his books are: 100 Things Packers Fans Should Know Before They Die, Leaders of the Pack: Starr, Favre, Rodgers and Why Green Bay's Quarterback Trio is the Best in NFL History, Mike McCarthy Nobody's Underdog: Coach of the Green Bay Packers and 3 others.

Aaron Rodgers

Raised in a family of 5, Aaron Charles Rodgers was born on December 2, 1983 to Ed and Darla Rodgers. Aaron grew up with 2 brothers, Jordan and Luke Rodgers. The family lived in Chico, California. By the age of 5, Aaron could pick ANY football formation and successfully throw a football through a tire. Aaron attended Pleasant Valley High School and then went to Butte College because he had no NCAA Division I scholarship offers. He stayed at Butte for One Year and then got an offer from the University of California-Berkley to be their Quarterback.

Settings

Aaron Rodgers was born and grew up in Chico, CA. He also went to Pleasant Valley High School in Chico.

Aaron went to Butte College in Oroville, CA only 23 miles away  from his home in Chico.

The college that Aaron went to before being drafted into the NFL was The University of California-Berkeley in Berkeley, CA.

Conflict

Man vs. Society

Around draft time, Aaron went through a lot of struggles. He wanted to be drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, but he found out that they thought he was too arrogant. He then fell down to being  the 24th draft pick that year.

Man vs. Man

He also had many altercations with his old teammate Brett Favre.  Favre didn't like Rodgers because he wanted to change a lot of things about the team. It was also because Aaron was trying to copy Brett's throwing style.

Man vs. Society

Once Brett Favre left, Aaron had conflicts with the fans the first season that he played as the staring quarterback. The fans didn't think that Rodgers was going to be a great fit for Green Bay because just like San Francisco, they thought that he was arrogant.

Plot

The life of Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Super Bowl XLV champion Green Bay Packers, is a remarkable story of patience, perseverance, and resolve. In Aaron Rodgers: Leader of the Pack, it starts out by telling the reader some basic information about Aaron like the day he was born, who his parents are, what his life was as a kid, growing up with 2 brothers, etc. After a few chapters, it tells you about Aaron's life from Pleasant Valley High all the way to Super Bowl XLV(45). In the end of this story you will find Aaron as a changed and War Hearted man.

Themes

Leadership was shown throughout this book because Aaron stepped up as a leader when to play for the Minnesota Vikings (Green Bays NFC North Rival). He also was a leader around the time Green Bay had to play the Super bowl. Instead of being out in a karaoke bar like the Pittsburg Steelers (who lost that year :P), Aaron had the guys in their hotel rooms studying Pittsburg's plays.

Connection

I don't connect to this book or Aaron Rodgers, but I think that my grandfather can connect to Aaron Rodgers because when he played football in High School and he won a lot of trophy's and by the time he was going to college he didn't get offers to good schools because they found him as arrogant, so he stayed in  North Carolina to marry my grandmother instead.

Why did I pick this book?

I picked because I have been growing up in a family surrounded by sports (My grandmother played Tennis, My grandfather played Football and my uncles played Football). Even though I don't show my love of sports too often, I still felt that Aaron Rodgers was a player that I wanted to know more about (No I am not a Packers Fan. #Panthersfansinceiwas5) because my grandfathers favorite team is the Packers.

Who do I recommend this to?

I recommend this book to Green Bay Packers fans, Aaron Rodgers fans, people who love football and people who have been Brett Favre fans since Minnesota Vikings. I recommend it to this list of "groups" because I think Green Bay Packers would like to know more about their starting Quarterback. Brett Favre fans since he played at Minnesota because I think they would want to know more about Aaron and why him and Brett didn't get along at Green Bay. Lastly football fans because when it comes down to the Superbowl and Aaron has to play against their team they should want to know more about the man that beat them and the fact that he may look arrogant, but he's not.

A quote from Aaron Rodgers

Now the fans love him!

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Would you get mad if someone called you arrogant? If so, what would you do? If not, why won't you be mad?