Two of the all-time NFL greats go head-to-head on Sunday with Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers facing off as Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet Green Bay Packers.
And as the teams arrived at the Raymond James stadium, it was Rodgers who stole the attention first by revealing he’d had a haircut and chopped off his lengthy locks before the game.
The 38-year-old was pictured by the Green Bay Twitter account and fans were, for the most part, pleased that their star quarterback was looking the part.
‘Aaron looks lie Ryan Gosling.’ wrote one fan in an amusing response.
Another said: ‘Most Handsome and best QB in the league.’
Brady, meanwhile, arrived with his high school yearbook photo on the back of his shirt.
‘Greatness lasts forever,’ the picture of a young Brady was captioned.
Aaron Rodgers has had a fresh new trim before the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady, meanwhile, had his high school yearbook picture on the back of his shirt
Brady has a 3-1 winning record against Rodgers and the only time Rodgers enjoyed success over the Bucs QB was back in 2014.
The 45-year-old heads into Sunday’s game off the back of reports that he actually broke two tablets in a rage during the Bucs win over the New Orleans Saints last weekend.
It has also been reported that the NFL wrote to each team in the wake of Brady’s actions and said that if such a gesture is repeated again soon, players will be punished.
Speaking about it on his podcast on Monday, Brady said: ‘I was pretty p***ed.
‘I’ve had a pretty bad record against that tablet unfortunately. I forgot the password and I couldn’t log in, so those things can be frustrating.
‘I didn’t do a very good job of (remaining calm), and I’ve got to be really mindful of that going forward and getting my emotions in a good place so it allows me to be the best player I can be.
‘I think there’s are points where you can become too overly emotional, which I definitely think I was (on Sunday).’
Brady was a 3-1 winning record against Rodgers going into Sunday afternoon’s game
Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen are reportedly enduring marriage difficulties amid the legendary quarterback’s decision to retire and then unretire this year
Brady and Rodgers both dominated the NFL offseason for differing reasons.
Brady retired and then unretired 40 days later and since then, has endured trouble in his marriage with wife Gisele Bundchen.
She is reportedly unhappy that he returned to the sport although reports earlier this week said that Brady is hopeful she will be in attendance for the game Sunday – the first Bucs home game of the 2023 season.
Rodgers, meanwhile, made waves across the world earlier in the summer when he credited his back-to-back MVP awards to the effects of the Amazonian psychedelic drug, which he first used on a trip to Peru in 2020.
He also admitted to dabbling in ayahuasca again this year, and even insisted he has only enjoyed playing football since using the hallucinogenic.
‘For me, it just came down to a high school best friend and I, having a round of golf and talking about his recent ayahuasca experience,’ Rodgers explained on The Pat McAfee show.
‘Jordan, he inspired me to do it, because I was searching for a deeper level of self-love.
Rodgers (right) has lifted the lid on another recent ayahuasca experience this summer
‘I went down to Machu Picchu in Peru and had magical experiences there, in the Sacred Valley. I had a couple of really interesting nights on the medicine and came back a changed person.
‘I wanted to leave myself open to doing that again in a different setting, in a different place, with a different group. I ended up doing that again this offseason and had an absolutely beautiful experience. Sat for more nights this time, two the first time, three the second time.
‘I had a really difficult night one, beautiful night two and then a mixed bag night three with a really beautiful conclusion to the ceremony. It changes the way you look at the world… you feel may more connected.’