Your Monday Work Distraction: Part 1 of the Aaron Rodgers Documentary
There is a part of me that knows when Aaron Rodgers leaves the National Football League and it’s been five or six years, there will be a great story about him and Brett Favre. The story untold about Rodgers, Favre, Ted Thompson, and Mike McCarthy will play out on 30 for 30-like stage. It has to happen. It cannot come from the NFL, rather an ESPN or HBO would be the audience for this one. Until then, we will have to enjoy another Rodgers doc. Ethan Bacon, a student at the University of Wisconsin put together his own documentary cutting up all different footage from Rodgers’ career. Bacon did not do any interviews himself, rather used what’s available to tell the story.
People talk all the time about how the Great Recession saw a ton of innovators come to life due to having time on their hands. The same happened with Bacon who started working on this when COVID-19 happened in March. He spent 600 hours on this project. That is an absurd amount of time given the time it took him to make this into a real thing. Doing the math, he had 150+ days to put this together and if he worked 600 hours, it meant this became his labor of love for 3.92 hours per day. The next episode of the Rodgers documentary will launch this Saturday.