Aaron Rodgers Gives Backstory Behind Hilarious TD Celebration
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have been doing a lot of scoring this season. With the team putting up points at the third-highest rate in the league, eagle-eyed Packers fans have started to notice a common theme: the celebration.
Time and time again this year, a Packers player has scored a touchdown and then thrown his hands toward the sky. It was clearly a reference to something, but no one had been able to figure out what. While it may look reminiscent of Andy Dufresne finally escaping prison, it's actually an homage to an even more significant film than The Shawshank Redemption.
As Rodgers revealed to Pat McAfee, the team celebration is ripped straight from a true classic: Austin Powers in Goldmember.
According to Rodgers, the team's offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is "obsessed" with the movie. In fact, he apparently incorporates Goldmember's famous "I love gold!" quote into every single weekly meeting. You just have to respect that level of commitment to the bit.
If you listen closely, you can even hear the quote getting shouted out in the clip below.
If Green Bay's offense keeps this up, defenses are going to be all too familiar with the 2002 classic by season's end.
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