January 31, 2011
Lobbed the mother of all ingratiating softball questions at the Milwaukee Brewers' On Deck fan fest on Sunday — say Zack, who ya takin' in the big game? — the ever-transparent ace still couldn't find a reason to lie. He says he'll be waving the Terrible Towel for the upcoming Super Bowl instead of wearing a foam cheesehead.
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 [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.
It might be easy to explain away Greinke's gaffe by saying that he forgot he was traded from Kansas City to Milwaukee this offseason. But the truth is that he's been honest about his anti-green-and-gold stance since arriving in Wisconsin late last month.
As a bitter Bears fan, all I can say is that I hope Zack keeps fighting the good fight.
"I've never been a Green Bay fan, though," Greinke said last December. "Sorry about that."
I also hope he works on Ryan
Rodgers Braun while he's at it.