We'll always have "Omaha." But it's now the era of the "New York Bozo."
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gave NFL fans something to tweet about when he barked the memorable pre-snap phrase during his team's first drive against the Dallas Cowboys in their divisional-round playoff game at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
The audible was picked up by FOX microphones during the broadcast and immediately became a hot topic of conversation on Twitter. Many speculated that the phrase was a reference to Dallas Cowboys good luck charm Chris Christie. Of course, Christie is the governor of New Jersey, not quite a New York bozo.
Please tell me "New York Bozo" is Green Bay trolling Chris Christie... pic.twitter.com/lFQnXNeIjQ
— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) January 11, 2015
With the geographic mismatch making it unclear that Christie, who made the trip to Wisconsin for the game, was the bozo, several notable New Yorkers were suggested as the inspiration.
Is this what Rodgers meant by "New York Bozo"? pic.twitter.com/1XYsA50sLa
— 84 Days (@STLBirdos) January 11, 2015
New York bozo.. pic.twitter.com/vnUNXt482G
— FootballDiva (@1lvlylady) January 11, 2015
New York bozo pic.twitter.com/ThDfKVCv46
— olliander (@ollieblog) January 11, 2015
new york bozo pic.twitter.com/BVFz6hlaPl
— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) January 11, 2015
"NEW YORK BOZO" pic.twitter.com/Ozon33QnPQ
— David Leggieri (@legsanity) January 11, 2015
Let's get this #NewYork Bozo thing going ..
— Sean Pendergast (@SeanCablinasian) January 11, 2015
Packers blowing into the endzone like a New York Bozo. pic.twitter.com/YVplSMHlk5
— Stay Puft (@staypuft) January 11, 2015
— That guy (@md_dc) January 11, 2015
New York Bozo? pic.twitter.com/sEzaQ1nNj4
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) January 11, 2015
New York Bozo pic.twitter.com/mThcTD07wc
— Dave Brown (@AnswerDave) January 11, 2015
New York Bozo! Must be talking about Eli! pic.twitter.com/hkDGik5vgD
— Joe Quillen (@phillyguy73) January 11, 2015
— Coach Mike McCarthy (@greenbaycoach) January 11, 2015
After the Packers edged the Cowboys for a 26-21 win, Rodgers didn't shed any light on the inspiration for the phrase.
“Our guys don’t know what it means either,’’ Rodgers told reporters, via the New York Post. “It obviously didn’t mean anything.’’