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Fake Spike 2.0: Aaron Rodgers Wears Isotoners

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What’s Good for the Goose…

Aaron Rodgers’ pimp hand is very strong. Not only is he hooking up with Olivia Munn but against the very team whose quarterback invented the play Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino, he used a fake spike to help beat the Dolphins on Sunday. The Packers moved the ball into Dolphins territory trailing, 24-20, but a completion to Randall Cobb left the Packers with a running clock and under 30 seconds left in the game with no timeouts. The Packers’ only option was to spike the ball to stop the clock and take their last shot a TD. Rodgers rushed up to the line, but instead of killing the clock, he faked and delivered the ball to WR Davante Adams, who was pushed out of bounds at the three-yard line. One play later, touchdown to Andrew Quarless.

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Courtesy of SB Nation.

The Gander

If you weren’t alive in 1994 or have lost too many brain cells from the 90’s, Marino ran the “fake spike” into defeat the New York Jets 28-24. Trailing 24–21 with 38 seconds left, the Dolphins had the ball at the Jets’ 8-yard line with only one timeout. Marino nodded to WR Mark Ingram and yelled “Clock! Clock! Clock!” and motioned that he was going to spike the ball. The dopey Jets defense relaxed. Marino took the snap and threw a pass to Ingram in the corner of the end zone. Game over, Dolphins win.

The Isotoner reference is our flashback to the days when Marino was a pitchman for the glove companies. Gotta love the 80s.

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