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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).

Aaron Rodgers Living it Up with Jessica Szohr, Stacy Keibler, and Mila Kunis

Word has it Aaron Rodgers spoke with Tom Brady recently, and Tom told him there’s much more to winning a Super Bowl MVP than some jewelry and hardware.  Okay, maybe they didn’t talk, but Rodgers certainly seems to be figuring that out on his own.  The Packers quarterback is already reportedly dating Jessica Szohr, but Jessica hasn’t exactly been able to keep the hotties off of No. 12.  Word has it he was a popular commodity at the Circa Hollywood Dominos Oscar party last Thursday.  Here are some pictures of Aaron Rodgers with Stacy Keibler from Keibler’s twitter:

Now that we know the recent star of the Ellen Show and Keibler were acting like 15-year-old girls updating their Myspace account, we should also note that the NY Post reported Rodgers was “flirting” with Mila Kunis at the same party and both seemed to be very into each other

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Aaron Rodgers Interview with Celebrity Crush Ellen Is a Hit

One of the reasons NFL teams have such a difficult time repeating as Super Bowl champions is because they’re busy celebrating their win months after the game ended while other players are working hard to supplant them. Case in point: MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers who appeared on Ellen Tuesday for a friendly interview. Before you watch, you have to understand that during one of the media sessions Super Bowl week Rodgers declared Ellen was his “celebrity crush.” That pretty much set the stage for this fun interview between the two:

Ellen did a great job interjecting her unique personality throughout the interview and Rodgers played along perfectly. They make a cute couple — not that Ellen is interested, or Aaron for that matter.

Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers Disneyland Commercial (Video)

Aaron Rodgers continued his hot stretch in the playoffs with a fantastic performance in the Super Bowl. The third-year starter went 24/39 (including several drops) for 309 yards and three touchdowns, easily earning Super Bowl MVP honors. In addition to a Chevy Camaro which let’s be real, a starting NFL quarterback needs less than a linebacker chasing him, the Super Bowl MVP gets a trip to Disneyland. Rodgers made the announcement — a paid sponsorship from Disney — in some of the easiest money he’s made. Here’s the Aaron Rodgers Disneyland commercial video that I will never get sick of seeing:

Congratulations, Rodgers, between the masterful way you handled replacing Brett Favre to the superior work ethic shown throughout the year, you certainly earned it.

Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers Gets Championship Belt

We called the Super Bowl a matchup of good vs. evil when we compared Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers. Good prevailed, as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went 24/39 for 304 yards and three touchdown passes, winning MVP honors. He even received a championship belt to prove it:

For the whole background on Rodgers’ championship belt, read this. I think it’s safe to say 12 is now the real “People’s Champ.”

Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger Had Only One Scholarship Offer for College

As we prepare for Super Bowl 45, we’ve compared Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger. We’ve contrasted their styles of preparation; partying for Big Ben, studying for Rodgers. Given each of their public images, in many ways this is a game of good vs. evil.

But there is one thing that both quarterbacks have in common.

As LBS contributor Blackjack pointed out, neither quarterback had much interest from colleges coming out of high school. To the best of our knowledge, they each only had one scholarship offer to play quarterback throughout their careers — Cal for Rodgers coming out of junior college, and Miami (Ohio) for Roethlisberger.

In case you never knew it, Roethlisberger wasn’t even a quarterback in high school until his senior season. Big Ben’s high school coach at Findlay High School in Ohio actually picked his own son to quarterback the team, leaving Roethlisberger at receiver. Coach Cliff Hite had his son, Ryan Hite, quarterback the team in their option offense saying his son was a better runner than Big Ben, and that the Hite-to-Roethlisberger combination was more effective for the team than the other way around. His junior season, Big Ben caught 57 passes for 751 yards and seven touchdowns. Luckily Ben became the team’s quarterback in his senior season and threw for 54 touchdowns. Perhaps this accounts for Big Ben’s problems with his home town.

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Justin Forsett says Aaron Rodgers Has Not Changed Despite his Popularity

In the black corner, we have Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers quarterback. His hobbies include singing Billy Joel, allegedly sexually crushing women against their will, and riding on his motorcycle.

In the green corner, there’s Aaron Rodgers. His hobbies include watching film, dating TV personalities, and paying his enemies’ restaurant bills.

The contrast between the characters is evident, and in many ways it has turned Sunday’s Super Bowl is a battle of good vs. evil, and moral vs. immoral.

While stories about Big Ben’s fame turning him into a high-profile jerk are abundant, we hear from Aaron Rodgers’ college teammate (and Seahawks RB) Justin Forsett that becoming successful in the NFL hasn’t changed the Packers QB at all. Check out this video Alana G did for Yardbarker at the Super Bowl:

Needless to say we’ll be rooting for the good guys on Sunday. For more Super Bowl videos, keep your eye on the Yardbarker at the Big Game blog.