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2011 Super Bowl: Star Brewers Pitcher Zack Greinke Picks Steelers, Angers State Of Wisconsin

In the Milwaukee Brewers’ winter fan festival Brewers On Deck, new star acquisition Zack Greinke got off to a poor start with the state of Wisconsin by picking the Steelers over the Packers in the Super Bowl:

Greinke didn’t have to wait for his first poor outing to hear boos from local fans, however. During a question-and-answer session, Greinke and [fellow new acquisition and pitcher Shaun] Marcum were asked who they thought would win the Super Bowl.

“I like the Steelers,” replied Greinke, who has a reputation for being brutally honest at times.

After boos rained down from the audience, Marcum wasn’t about to make the same mistake.

“I’m going to disagree with Zack and go with the Packers,” said Marcum, drawing huge applause.

Perhaps Wisconsin football fans should stop asking Greinke what he thinks – this isn’t the first time this has happened.

I’ve never been a Green Bay fan, though. Sorry about that. I like Aaron Rodgers for fantasy as a quarterback, but he got drafted too high in our league this year.

It’s nice to see an athlete not give the obvious answers to questions like this, even if it’s about something as meaningless as his opinion about football. And of course, I agree with him – I like the Steelers too.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.