Post-Jeopardy, what else is on Rodgers’ bucket list?
For Aaron Rodgers, winning Celebrity Jeopardy! was genuinely a dream come true.
“It was a bucket list deal for me,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback said after his victory over Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary and astronaut Mark Kelly on the popular syndicated game show aired nationally.
Which, of course, begs the question: What else is on Rodgers’ Bucket List?
Rodgers listed five more items – in no particular order, and he didn’t say it was a comprehensive list – when asked that question following his Jeopardy! appearance.
1. Hosting Saturday Night Live.
Rodgers has made no secret of this. In fact, some of the appeal of being on Jeopardy! for him came from the classic SNL skit with Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery and Norm Macdonald as Burt Reynolds – and Rodgers regretted not using “Turd Ferguson” in his answer when he didn’t recognize Harley-Davidson.
Rodgers has done several ads for State Farm insurance using old SNL skits, including withDana Carvey and Kevin Nealon’s “Hans and Franz” and George Wendt and Robert Smigel’s “Bill Swerski’s Superfans”.
2. Playing in London.
“I would love to play in Wembley [Stadium],” Rodgers said. Although the NFL has been playing games in London since 2007 and has three games scheduled there in 2015, the Packers have yet to make the trip across the pond. Part of the reason is the team’s reluctance to give up a home game, considering its games at Lambeau Field are split between two season-ticket bases. Rodgers’ chance could come in 2016, though, since they have a game at Jacksonville scheduled, and the Jaguars have agreed to play another game in London in 2016,
3. “Winning a golf tournament.”
Rodgers, a huge golf fan and a solid player, has steadily improved his offseason game, although he may have to wait until after his NFL career to devote the time he needs to truly compete in pro-ams. He plays in two tourneys most offseasons – the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am, and the American Century Celebrity Classic in Lake Tahoe. He didn’t play Pebble Beach this year, however.
“I have two opportunities every year: The AT&T, if I am able to go next year with [Wisconsin PGA pro] Jerry Kelly, and Tahoe, which I’m slowly making my way into the top 25,” Rodgers said. “So that’s on the bucket list.”
4. Traveling to Egypt.
5. Playing golf in Scotland and Ireland.
Rodgers’ last two items also require international travel, something he’s been only able to do on a limited basis since his NFL career began. One offseason, he traveled to Australia to spend time with his former college teammate at Cal-Berkeley, David Lonie, who had a brief stint with the Packers in 2007. Recently, Rodgers was in Montreal, where his girlfriend, Olivia Munn, is filming the new X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse.