Why the Aaron Rodgers saga impacts us so much

Packers photo courtesy of Mike Morbeck

Will he stay, go or retire?

That’s what Packers fans want to know about their MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Madison College psychology instructor Dr. Carola Pfortner talked to Channel 15 about why fans get so emotional when they talk about their favorite sports players and teams.

“There is some interesting research that shows when you look at brain scans of people who look at their favorite team, it’s a similar reaction for people when they look at their spouse so there is a strong emotional reaction,” Pfortner told Channel 15 News. 

She says many people see Rodgers and the Packers as an extension of themselves.

(Packers photo courtesy of Mike Morbeck)