ARLINGTON, Texas - Teammate Charles Woodson gave Aaron Rodgers only this advice: 'Don't say anything stupid.'
And he didn’t. Not when Jay Leno correspondent Ross Mathews asked him to throw a football with, um, Las Vegas showgirl tassels taped to it, not when fielding his sixth Brett Favre question, and not even when the fuzzy sound microphone dumped a cup of water all over Rodgers’ podium.
The Green Bay quarterback grabbed a towel, mopped up, and rolled with all of it.
All of those childhood years spent studying Joe Montana — not just the way he played, but his postgame interviews as well — really paid off at the famed Super Bowl media day Tuesday at Cowboys Stadium.
If ever there is a day where anything goes, it’s this day.
Behind the podium, Rodgers was a little fidgety, shifting in a director’s chair that looked a little unstable. But soon after. he settled in and covered a lot of ground, from the absurd to the obscure, for more than an hour.
NFL Network’s Deion Sanders put him on the spot. Watch the show? “Yes.” What nickname did I give you? “Like that.”
Access Hollywood grilled Rodgers, too.
Modern Family or Glee: “Glee.”
King’s Speech or Social Network: “Social Network.”
Facebook or Twitter? “Facebook.”
Katy Perry or Taylor Swift. “Tough one. Taylor Swift.”
A superhero dressed guy from Nickelodeon asked what size Rodgers’ championship belt was. “Uh, a champion-sized belt.”
When the conversation turned to football (sometimes steered there by Rodgers himself), he had fun at times. Rodgers took a few good natured jabs at his coach, Mike McCarthy, for not appreciating Rodgers’ athleticism at first.
“He has since apologized,” said Rodgers.
Otherwise, Rodgers took a moment to take in Cowboys Stadium and the massiveness of it, accompanied by a draft that left him and all the players pretty cold on media day.
“I hope it’s great. We played pretty well in the domes. That’s a pretty big screen up there, I’m sure (Packers punter) Tim Masthay will try to hit that in practice,” said Rodgers.
Though Favre is two seasons removed from the Packers, Rodgers was asked about him at least eight times.
Did he call Favre for advice on Super Bowl, or did Favre call him? “No.”
Could he describe their relationship? “Hmm. We’re competitors?”
Does this erase the memory of Brett Favre? “No. Anytime you win a championship in Green Bay, you’re revered for the rest of your life.”
Think the Favre questions for you will ever end? “No.”