And it begins …
And while the host started out with the obligatory congratulations and questions about him playing with prisoners at Butte Community College, he couldn’t resist a Brett Favre inquiry now that he’s tied No. 4 in Super Bowl wins.
“I can remember him sitting right here,” said Letterman as he dug his fingers into Rodgers’ armrest and then recollected about questioning him about retirement, and then asked if all the flip flopping distracted the current Pack QB.
“I don’t think it was a distraction,” replied Rodgers. “I was the guy who took all the reps in the off-season and he was the guy who took all the reps during the season, and that was kind of how it worked out.”
But Letterman pressed on asking, “So there’s a certain justice in this [Super Bowl win] isn’t there?”
All Rodgers managed to get out was, “You know what,” before Letterman interrupted with, “I think so” – which at least elicited a small head nod and grin from Rodgers over audience applause.
Letterman also gifted affable Aaron with a wrestling belt like the one draped across his shoulder when he raised the Lombardi.
Both wrestling showman Ric Flair and also a Chicago area intern have claimed responsibility for gifting the QB with Sunday’s belt, while UFC’s Chuck Liddell, seen here post game with his arm around Rodgers, and also UFC president Dana White have claimed to have sent him championship belts as well.
So what’s with all the hardware? Especially since it’s the other Super Bowl QB, Ben Roethlisberger, who has been the vocal wrestling fan having guest hosted WWE’s “Monday Night RAW” back in October 2009.
“Yeah the belt’s really caught on,” said Rodgers. “It’s a celebration that started in practice and the fans loved it and you got to give them what they love. Usually it was just after a run or something. Sometimes I surprise myself on those.”
Letterman ended the segment by heading out into the audience and having Rodgers wing him a pass.
“Right on the numbers,” commented Letterman after the break.