Patrick, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan, recently said Rodgers convinced her to switch to the cheesehead side.
Patrick soldiered on, telling the audience, "We have to mention the elephant in the room". The former professional racer was so excited to host the 2018 ESPYS but her monologue bombed hard, as did her pre-taped "comedic" skits. She then revealed a picture of Fergie, who made headlines with her rendition of the anthem at the NBA All-Star game.
While the joke was fairly innocuous, Philadelphia Eagle defensive end Chris Long had a reaction that was not. A Twitter user even commented "Danica Patrick telling jokes is like Fergie singing the National anthem..."
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Another person posted a GIF of comic Steve Carell grimacing with the caption: "These Danica Patrick jokes not hitting.at all".
Danica's pre-taped comedic skits were equally embarrassing.
"When LeBron hosted, he made fun of me too", Patrick said during the show's opening. She felt she was not as happy with driving and thought it was time to move on.
Rodgers, who in the past has played his relationships closer to the vest, wore silver metal eyeglass frames, that fake mustache and styled his hair with one of those black pocket combs you may see at your grandfather's barber shop.