“Why the hell would you want to do that?” : a political satirist denounces Aaron Rodgers for trying to host this game show

Aaron Rodgers is not someone who is afraid to pursue his dreams. From winning the Super Bowl to being a multiple-time league MVP, the quarterback has achieved everything he set his sights on. However, acting as an acting friend, Bill Maher advised the player not to pursue this one thing.

In 2021, Aaron Rodgers spent 10 days as the guest host of his favorite game show “Jeopardy.” On several occasions, the quarterback has come to terms with his love for the show. When the opportunity to host the show came his way, he couldn’t say no. He spent nearly two weeks hosting the show after the season ended.


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After losing the conference finals to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Green Bay Packers star diverted his efforts and attention to the gig. At the time, it was abundantly clear that the player would have decided to be the permanent host if possible. As the player blamed scheduling issues for the show’s failed animation, this did not materialize.

What Bill Maher had to say to Aaron Rodgers

The player recently showed up to speak to Bill Maher on his ‘Club Random’ podcast. Speaking about the incident and what happened, Bill Maher asked Aaron Rodgers if he really wanted to host the show. When the player has confirmed his intention by saying “I was”the famous political satirist had another apt question. “Why the hell would you want to do that?”

Aaron then answered the question very simplistically by saying, “I used to watch the show growing up, it’s very nostalgic for me.” The player added, “I used to watch [with] my grandparents, I love the show.

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Both men also reminisced about their time on the show as contestants. While Maher regretted his appearance in the series. He said he was not dressed appropriately according to others and did not perform well.


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Successful exploits of the player on Jeopardy

On the other side, Aaron Rodgers has been a successful contender. In 2015, the back-to-back MVP appeared on “Celebrity Jeopardy,” where he defeated Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary and astronaut Mark Kelly. He won $50,000 for his charity.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 12: NFL player Aaron Rodgers accepts the award for Best Performing Onstage at the 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In the end, deciding to act like a friend out of necessity, Bill Maher told the quarterback to stop chasing that dream. In Bill’s defense, he thinks Aaron can definitely do better, but who’s to stop Aaron from going after him? Do you think Bill is right, or do you want to see Aaron Rodgers try his hand at becoming a game show host after hanging up his boots?


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