Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers may have failed to win back-to-back Super Bowl, but the quarterback is being honored with one of the most elite nods for athletes who have reached super star status by hosting Saturday Night Live.
Last year’s Super Bowl MVP hinted at the idea during a Milwaukee radio interview. “I’m hopeful that we can figure something out there,” Rodgers told ESPN 540.
Already getting camera time, Rodgers was a special guest commentator at Super Bowl XLVI on NBC. It seems at though Rodgers was able to impress NBC execs off the field to be considered for the honor. Rodgers even talked to some current cast members about signing-on. Past quaterbacks who have hosted SNL include Peyton Manning, Joe Montana and Tom Brady.
Despite winning one more Super Bowl than his brother, Eli Manning needs to win a few more Oreo twist-offs before he is considered.
You know you have made it when you can snub Buffey the Vampire Slayer. Two-time winning Super Bowl quarterback Eli Manning did just that to fellow guest Sarah Michelle Gellar on the Late Show with David Letterman.
A fellow Giants fan, Gellar is a native New Yorker and grew up on the Upper East Side. Gellar’s famly even had season tickets telling Letterman, “I used to sit out there and freeze on the 50 yard line. But I was on a plane last night, so I only got to see half of the game.”
But when it came time to meeting her team’s quarterback, Gellar was given the Heisman by Manning.
Letterman asked, “Did you get to see Eli backstage?”
“No, his security wouldn’t let me near him. It was weird,” Gellar said. “I was trying. I was like, ‘No really, I’m just a big fan.’ I think that’s where I went wrong. ‘I just want an autograph and a lock of his hair!’ But they said ‘no.’ Awkward.”
After watching her husband lose the Super Bowl on the final play, super model Gisele Bundchen defended her husband putting the blame on the New England Patriots wide receiving core after dropped passes by Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez. After the game, Bundchen had to walk through a crowd of Giants fans shouting, “Eli rules, Eli owns your husband.”
Bundchen was overheard saying to her entourage, “You [need] to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball. My husband cannot [expletive] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”