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Aaron Rodgers Has a Handle Bar Mustache

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed off a new look for his team’s preseason game Friday night. He was rocking a handle bar mustache aka the “fu manchu.” Check out the picture courtesy of Mock Session:

Different facial hair styles of athletes is always a pastime here at LBS. The most recent stache we covered was A.J. Pierzynski’s Larry Bird looking blonde thing. Rodgers’ stache blows that away. Then again, when you’re winning Super Bowl MVP, you can wear your facial hair however you please.

UPDATE: You may have arrived at this page looking for a picture of Aaron Rodgers’ mustache during November 2012. The Packers quarterback grew out his “Movember” stache to raise cancer awareness. Here’s what his beauty looked like:

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Aaron Rodgers Goes Allen Iverson: ‘We’re Talking About Practice?’ (Video)

Poor Allen Iverson.  The guy went on possibly the most epic rant of all time and years later he still can’t catch a break.  When you have people like Charlie Sheen ripping on you, you know you must be at the bottom of the totem pole.  The good news for Iverson is the latest person to take a shot at him happens to be a Super Bowl MVP, so at least he’s receiving recognition from the right places.  Check out the Aaron Rodgers Allen Iverson “practice” video:

While we all appreciate a well-timed “practice?” bit, this one seems a little forced from Rodgers.  Of course you’re going to be asked about practice.  Nothing else is going on.  He could have picked a better time to bust this one out.  For a guy who has television experience and has appeared in a music video, you would think he could do better.  It’s the rip on Allen Iverson thought that counts.

Aaron Rodgers Told Jimmy Kimmel About Photographers who Spoke ‘European’

Aaron Rodgers was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night in an effort to promote the debut of his music group, The Make. He talked about the lockout, winning the Super Bowl, photobombing pictures, and then he shared a particularly humorous story. Around the 4:10 mark, Rodgers begins his story about some photographers who got into a fight at the Super Bowl and started flipping each other off. The best part was when Rodgers said they were speaking “European.” Check out the video:

Good thing they were speaking European and not Chinese, ay Paul Silas? Hey Aaron, we’ve seen broadcasting blunders from pros like Doris Burke and Greg Gumbel on live TV — we won’t hold this against you. I do wonder though, when Tony Parker and his girlfriend talk on the phone, is it in French, or European?

Aaron Rodgers Makes Cameo in Music Video ‘Get it’ by The Make (Video)

Fresh off winning the Super Bowl MVP, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has gone big time. Whether it was making appearances on Ellen or hanging out with models, Rodgers is capitalizing on his celebrity status. Even teammate Clay Matthews called him out for it.

Rodgers’ latest venture is creating a music label called Suspended Sunrise Recordings. His big signing is a band called “The Make” which released a song called “Get It” on Thursday. Rodgers makes a cameo during the music video. Can you spot him? Check out the video:

Yup, that was Aaron Rodgers who stole Peyton Manning’s Sprint commercial costume. You would hardly recognize him, right?

If you’re wondering how Rodgers got hooked up with the band, it’s due to a hometown connection. The Make is from Chico, Aaron’s hometown. He had been a fan of a previous band featuring two of The Make’s members, and he liked what he heard of their new band.

Personally, I think the music video was better than the song. The lead singer has a good voice and they have a decent sound, but the song itself wasn’t that catchy.

Aaron Rodgers: Packers Fans Didn’t Want Him to Win the Madden Cover Vote

As we wrote earlier this week, Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis actually beat Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the semifinals of the Madden cover vote. Unlike past years when EA Sports selected the player who would appear on the cover of the game, EA decided to create a 32-player tournament and leave the vote to the fans. Rodgers was beat out by Hillis and expressed some disappointment.

He told WKNR in Cleveland Wednesday “I think it definitely would’ve been cool. It was a game that I played as a kid. Not really a game I play anymore, but I played as a kid growing up. I was able to keep up with it through my twitter. I know there were a lot of Green Bay fans that were voting against me because they believe in the so-called Madden curse, but I was following it for sure.”

Rodgers may be somewhat disappointed but Packers fans are not. It’s probably better this way for Rodgers’ longevity. There’s a long history of players appearing on the cover and getting hurt, including Troy Polamalu two seasons ago, and possibly Drew Brees last year.

Aaron, you may have to settle for covergirls instead of cover games for the time being, but that may not even be a bad thing.

Thanks to Deadspin and Sports Radio Interviews for the transcript

Aaron Rodgers and Destiny Newton Hit the Beach in Hawaii

It’s getting hard to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and all the women to whom he’s been linked. There have been rumors of him hooking up with Erin Andrews, then we heard he was dating actress Jessica Szohr, and then he was hanging with Stacy Keibler and Mila Kunis at a party. Well it looks like we can add another girl to the list — Destiny Newton.

On Friday, TMZ ran a picture of Green Bay Packers Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers at beach in Hawaii with an unnamed blonde. Splash News Online added many more pictures and a video but they were unable to identify her. But on Tuesday, both Black Sports Online and Terez Owens said the girl in question is Destiny Newton, who we’ve come to find out is from Chico — Rodgers’ hometown in California.

As of last year, Newton was bartending in Pacific Beach in San Diego claiming she had moved there about three years earlier. In her interview with Pacific San Diego Magazine, she said she was going to school for communications in addition to bartending. Destiny also has a sister named Shawntel who competed on Season 15 of The Bachelor. So whatta you think?

DESTINY NEWTON PICTURES

Clay Matthews Jokes, Teases Aaron Rodgers About Becoming Hollywood Celeb

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appears to have been living it up ever since leading his team to a Super Bowl victory over the Steelers and grabbing MVP honors with an outstanding game. First he went to Disneyworld, then he appeared with his celebrity crush Ellen for an interview, and most recently he was at an Oscars party taking pictures with Stacy Keibler and meeting Mila Kunis. Oh yeah, that was all before leaving the same party with “girlfriend” Jessica Szohr.

PICTURES: Aaron Rodgers with Stacy Keibler

We said Rodgers appeared to be doing what any Super Bowl MVP would do — leveraging the popularity into media appearances and meetings with hot girls. Teammate Clay Matthews took note and ribbed Rodgers for the exact same thing, as I learned via Adam Rank at NFL.com. Matthews joked with Rodgers on twitter saying “Is it true ur dating Mila Kunis!? Ur so Hollywood bro!!”

SEE: Clay Matthews gives Rodgers his championship belt

Rodgers responded by saying “if by dating u mean met for the first time the other night, then yes. Uve changed bro. Ur so socal now.” Maybe the socal jab was a reference to Matthews being like the Hollywood paparazzi and bringing up the Mila Kunis thing, but it’s clear they were just messing with one another.

Everything seems like it’s in good fun, and I trust that of all athletes Aaron Rodgers is one who can remain level-headed despite his surge in popularity; think about the type of character he has to have endured the Brett Favre drama and thrived. But much like Adam Rank pointed out at NFL.com, they need to remember what kind of focus it took to reach the Super Bowl. Somehow I don’t think partying it up was part of the recipe. (Or maybe they know there will be a lockout and they’re not concerned).