Every Tuesday, we’ll sit down with one of the Packers players, coaches or administrators and spend some time getting a small glimpse into their lives away from football. For our inaugural edition, quarterback Aaron Rodgers told us about his tunes, his wheels, his game-day rituals and much, much more.
My favorite TV shows are “The Office” and “Entourage.” In my entourage, I’ve got a buddy who’s a Turtle for sure. And an E. I call him E sometimes, too.
On my iPod, I’ve been listening to Ryan Adams – Ryan, with an R, a singer-songwriter – and Ray LaMontagne a lot lately. Ryan’s awesome.
My all-time favorite movie is “The Princess Bride.” I’ve caught some flak for saying that in the past, but it’s still my favorite movie.
I drive a
The first job I got paid for was working for the athletic director at my high school, which was really an easy job. We just worked the concession stands during basketball games and volleyball games during the winter, and then we cleaned up and did security at times as well.
Growing up, my favorite team was the
When I have time to read, I read Outside, the magazine. Have you read it? I started reading it when I was rehabbing my broken foot after the 2006 season in my physical therapist’s office. He always had it there, and I loved it. I loved the pictures and the stories about the different places to go in the wilderness. So I started getting it.
One athlete I would pay to see play is (Boston Celtics guard) Ray Allen. I don’t want to be cliché and pick
Fans don’t know how much I enjoy my personal life being private.
I have a Facebook page. But my friends are only people that I personally know.
If my house was on fire, the one thing I’d run back in to save would be my guitar. I’m getting better. I can play a few songs.
My favorite moment as a Packer was the reception as I ran off the field after the last game last year. But there’s a bunch. There’s one from every year. Like ’05, the guy running right past me in
I always call my grandma and my grandpa before the game, as I’m driving to the stadium. I did it in college, too. Because they made just about every high-school game I played. They live in
Splurged is not a great word. When I got my contract, I really wanted to do three things. I wanted to buy a house, buy a truck, and take care of my family. Really, in the reverse order – family, house, truck. But they way it happened was I bought a house, bought the truck, and we just finished the house for my parents in
I wish I was better at relationships.
I’ve got a bunch of things on my bucket list. One of them is getting married.
If I were NFL commissioner, I’d shorten the preseason.
I live in
My best quality is also a quality that gets me in trouble sometimes, and that’s loyalty. I’m a very loyal person. I’m loyal to my friends, my family, but at the same time, because of that loyalty, sometimes people take advantage of my trust.
The most important thing my mom and dad taught me was to put God first.
I always play well when my grandma and grandpa are in the stadium. They may come to the
Compared to when I was a rookie, I’m so much more comfortable. I know what you're thinking. I’m not going to go there.
My closest friend on the team – and I have a lot – but the guy I spend the most time with is A.J. Hawk. But my closest friend is my older brother, Luke. He’s 27. After he spent his first year in college in the dorms, he moved back in when I was a senior in high school, and we shared a room and got really close after that. The biggest thing is we support each other really well. It’s the unconditional love that you should have for a family member, because you’ve been through so much together. Our family got real close when we all moved back to
When my career is over, I hope people say that I was as good a person as I was a player. And I hope to be a great player.