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Not unlike on the football pitch, the defining moment of Aaron Rodgers’ first show “Jeopardy!” Monday’s guest came at the last minute.

Until then, the Green Bay Packers defender mimicked Larry David from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” through Toyama Trough and Yamato Basin pronunciations with a little bit of pirate humor and down a “Go Bears” (no, no. Those Bears, California Golden Bears), but it was his reaction to Final Jeopardy! The response that makes tonight

The return of champion Scott Shewfelt, a writer originally from Canada, opted not to fire the correct answer, which is Fred Rogers. But instead of nosediving the organizers writing, “Who wants to kick a goal on the pitch?”

It immediately made Rodgers laugh and took a moment before responding. “That’s a good question, it should be right, but unfortunately for today’s game it’s not right,” he said.

It is a reference to the NFC championship game in January where the Packers chased down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with eight last-minute scoring points.The Packers decided to kick in the field instead of going fourth and goal. Rodgers never got the ball back and the football team lost 31-26 at Lambeau Stadium.

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That viral curve aside, Rodgers’ first episode of Alex Trebek’s late 10 fill was as smooth as the hair that flicked his back. He seemed comfortable. He triggers quickly without “no” when the response was incorrect. He talked to one contestant about playing in a Celtic band and another about joining “Jeopardy!” Online mid-concert test.

The pre-comment from viewers about “Jeopardy!” Facebook page spans the tone, but doesn’t bring the backlash that came with Dr. Mehmet Oz’s host page in the previous two weeks.

“Aaron is an easygoing guy, and I love his easy-going style – a pleasant and wonderful smile!” Wrote one person, “Looks dangerous! Today with host Aaron Rodgers and this is the first time I fell asleep while watching this show. Guess I’ll take another 9 naps during the peril! An hour while he was the host, ”wrote another.

Apparently, someone other than Wisconsin wrote: “I don’t play sports, so I don’t know this friend …”

Rodgers retweeted a few comments from celebrity friends, including professional golfer Max Homa, who tweeted: “I didn’t know I wanted Aaron Rodgers to be a dangerous host so far.”

But the biggest post-game surprise surprise was the Instagram Live recap that Rodgers made with fiancé Shailene Woodley, to whom she read 10 questions from social media, and he answered. Plus, join them on her sofa, her 95-pound German Shepherd.

Someone asked if David Bakhtiari would be a better guest than Rodgers (see Bakhtiari as a better beer).

“There are no opportunities in the world, zero opportunities,” said Rodgers. He’ll say yes for sure … He’s funny and very straightforward. But he gets nervous when speaking in front of a large crowd. ”

Rodgers says the Packers are tightly closed. Robert “Big Bob” Tonyan has been the inspiration for his hair transplant for the past 10 months, and he talks about watching over 100 hours of “Jeopardy!” To prepare. Ready for hosting

He also talks about Final Jeopardy! Moments from Monday’s show As moderator, he can see what Shewfelt is starting to write on his pedestal. But not all until it was revealed.

“I’m still not sure why we didn’t kick that goal. But what a great champion job there in Final Jeopardy! Answer, ”said Rodgers.

When asked if he would like to win another Super Bowl or part-time host of “Jeopardy!”, Rodgers replied “Both.” He thinks he can keep playing football six months from this year and There was still time for the filming schedule of the show, five shows a day for 46 days, a total of 230 episodes a year.

“Danger!” Is matching the revenue from the contestants for each episode that Rodgers hosts and donates to a select North Valley Community Foundation charity that helps small businesses affected by the epidemic in the United States. Chico, his hometown. The first rebate is $ 26,224.

Contact Kendra Meinert at 920-431-8347 or kmeinert@greenbay.gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter. @KendraMeinert

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