Exactly the way you’d anticipate the Green Bay Packers appeared to take action : like he had been preparing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game.
Though Rodgers has watched hundreds of episodes and was a celebrity contestant at 2015, he went back into the film.
Rodgers said the 2 months of episodes were recorded over two days in February. The very first episode airs Monday in syndication.
“I watched hours and hours and hours of episodes,” Rodgers said in a telephone interview Friday. “Luckily Netflix has a few seasons, and I went back to DVR. However, I had to watch from another standpoint — from Alex’s view. I couldn’t watch it like a lover anymore.
“I took pages and pages and pages of notes. I wrote down each affirmative he explained to any sort of clue. I wrote down how he’d respond if they didn’t get it correctly. I wrote down conquer points of the show. I wrote down all of the different ways he would take it to split. I wrote down the stuff he said coming from break. Literally, I researched for this like no other. I wanted to completely simply crush it.”
And it sounds like Rodgers wowed the”Jeopardy!” executives.
The first day was a clinic session, and Rodgers stated he could tell right way that”they weren’t ready for me.”
“I know they didn’t expect what I was about to attract, but I was only so ready,” Rodgers said. “I was so ready. We enter the first match, the first run-through, there is 30 queries in a Jeopardy round, and after the first 15 questions, we go to break. They say it into your earpiece,’Take it to split .’ I take it to break, and there was a pause, and I think everybody was like,’Whoa, OK, this man kind of knows what he’s doing here.’
“Among the head manufacturers said as much. She was like,’I am so appreciative of the approach.’ And my entire thing was that I felt like the ideal way to honor Alex’s memory was so dialed in and so ready, and that is how I took. So I was prepared to roll and rock.”
Rodgers quickly discovered that, as the host, he could see on his podium track what the contestants write for their Final Jeopardy questions. Rodgers couldn’t show too much, however he doubted what he believes will be a”viral moment” in the very first episode.
“Just wait until you see the very first show and what the coming champion wrote, and then think about me standing in the podium watching — and this can make sense once you see exactly what he wrote — and I’m watching him write down this,” Rodgers said. “For approximately 25 seconds, I’m seeing him write this, and he thinks about the response and says’F– it,’ basically,’I’m going to write this response,’ that, probably one of the viral moments of my two weeks will probably be his answer, which is taking a shot at something that happened to us in the summer season.
“But it was unbelievable as the host, I am watching him and going,’I can’t believe I am seeing him write this.’ It was pretty amazing.”
Rodgers said some of the greatest moments were hanging out with the crew on set. It reminded him of hanging around the locker room and talking to Packers employees who’ve existed for years.
“So a number of the people that work on the show have been lifers,” Rodgers said. “There is a lot of them who were there 25-plus years. Alex was 36 years, I believe. Lisa [Broffman], one of the producers, has been there, I believe, 30 years. The makeup ladies are amazing and have been there like 27 and 29 years. This was fun to hear the stories.
“It is like in the scene, where having an older guy you sort of gravitate toward men like [gear staffers] Red Batty and T-Bone [Tom Bakken], [retired athletic trainer] Pepper Burruss and [current coach ] Kurt Fielding. They possess the stories that are the foundation of the franchise. Same thing on’Jeopardy!’ Just hearing the backstories of what used to happen on set with Alex and exactly what he was like off set.”
Rodgers’ stint as guest host arrived in the midst of lots of questions regarding whether this might be his past year with the Packers. Were there any answers to this question on the series or since?
Said Rodgers:”Not really. I don’t know that I have any updates or anything.”