Jimmy Garoppolo grew up as a Chicago Bears fan in Illinois. He probably grew up hating Cheeseheads.
So after kicker Robbie Gould bailed him out with a 45-yard field goal as time expired to send the 49ers to a thrilling 13-10 win over the Green Bay Packers, Garoppolo was fired up. Anytime you make it to a conference championship game, it’s gotta feel otherworldly. But it sounds like Jimmy G took some extra satisfaction in getting the ‘W’ at Lambeau Field.
NFL Network’s Stacey Dales shared this NSFW celebration video of Gould and Garoppolo shortly after the field goal. After he definitely called Gould a "f--king legend," Garoppolo appeared to drop a couple more F-bombs.
As Andy Nesbitt of For The Win noted, it sounds like Garoppolo yelled, “F–k the Packers! F–k them!” There are a lot of people in the video frame and it’s obviously a chaotic on-field scene, but NFL Twitter was already running with it by Saturday night.
Gould knows all about the Bears-Packers rivalry, as he spent the first 11 seasons of his career in Chicago. He actually enlisted the help of Minnesota Vikings kicker Greg Joseph this past week to get a read on Lambeau, so the NFC-North-Hates-The-Packers vibes were strong with this one.
Garoppolo needed Gould’s help on a night when the offense didn’t generate any touchdowns. Jimmy G struggled for the second straight playoff game, finishing Saturday’s contest 11-of-19 for 131 yards and a red-zone interception.