Aaron Rodgers recently appeared on ESPN Milwaukee 1450 and shared a few good Super Bowl stories. He talked about Christina Aguilera botching the National Anthem (Rodgers says he was one of the few Packers who actually noticed it at the time) and, more interestingly, about how he watched things get heated between two photographers just prior to the coin toss.
We’ll let Rodgers tell the full story:
"We walked out to the coin toss. The Super Bowl, there are these long TV timeouts. So we go out for the coin toss as one of the captains, there are five of us, and the Steelers guys are standing over there. And we're just standing there looking at each other for a good three minutes.
"Well, over to the left, about 10 cameramen have been trying to get in place to get the best shot, and two of them are fighting. They're yelling at each other in different languages, flipping each other off. The one guy is flipping him off, and the other guy below him is just taking all these pictures of it....
"So they're screaming at each other. The up guy is flipping him off and the down guy is taking all these pictures of him. So then the [low] guy stands up and he starts taking pictures of him. So they're both screaming at each other taking pictures of each other for a good minute and a half.
"And I'm tapping A.J. [Hawk], 'Look at that! Look at that! It's unbelievable!"
If we’re allowed to play psychologist and read into these stories (and, this being a blog, we most certainly are), then the takeaway here is that Rodgers clearly sounds as if he was preternaturally calm in the final moments leading up to the biggest game of his life.
In fact, in the same interview, Rodgers said of the Super Bowl, “It felt like a normal game. Is that bad? It felt like a normal game."
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