Aaron Rodgers was in a stand-up comedy mood Thursday night for the second annual Wisconsin Sports Awards. Called to the stage of the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee to accept the Inspirational Player of the Year award for teammate James Jones, Rodgers was asked about the future of the team at receiver now that Greg Jennings has left for the Minnesota Vikings. “Who?” replied Rodgers. The crowd reacted with ‘oooh’ when Rodgers replied, “must be some Vikings fans in here." People got it and booed on cue. He went on to say many nice things about the patient, steady career of Jones - and reminded Houston Texan J.J. Watt numerous times of Jones' multi-touchdown game in Houston last year. Later in the awards show, after Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun collected his Professional Athlete of the Year award, Rodgers tried to claim it for himself. “They said I couldn’t win this award two years in a row,” Rodgers stammered as he ripped the award away from the presenter’s arms, straight out of a scene from the movie Zoolander. Rodgers also accepted an award on behalf of Packers coach Mike McCarthy. “Mike said he couldn’t make it because he had a very important league bowling match,” said Rodgers. But he wanted to thank Jordy Nelson “for picking up that challenge flag…” Rodgers totally ducked the subtle and then direct question from ESPN’s Jason Wilde about his contractual status with the Packers. This was the second year of the event, put on by Craig Karmazin of ESPN Wisconsin and his company, Good Karma Broadcasting. The event had no moderator Thursday night and didn’t need one. Rodgers provided enough punch lines and Frank Caliendo added more through video messages. Other media members interviewed the winners in each category in casual style on stage. The event, held last year at the elegant Wisconsin Club, transitioned well in to Harley-Davidson.
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Apr 19