Rodgers admits Chicago is favorite road trip
A woman from Indiana asks the Packers quarterback about his favorite places to play on the road. Video by tmj4.comvideo
GREEN BAY - Once again, TODAY'S TMJ4 brings you the web-exclusive version of Ask Aaron, where you play interviewer of the Packers' Super Bowl MVP quarterback.
This week, our question comes from a Packers fan from the home state of Super Bowl XLVI, wondering where Rodgers' enjoys going on the road.
He admits his favorite road spot is the home of the archrival Chicago bears.
LAURA: "Hey Aaron, my name's Laura, Packer fan living here in Indiana. I was wondering when the Packers play away games, what's your favorite stadium to visit, and why?"
AARON: "You know what, I haven't been to every stadium yet, but I enjoy the division road games, only because our schedule's the same ever week--we leave at 1 o'clock every Saturday, so if we're going to Detroit, Minnesota, or Chicago, we're gonna get to the hotel about 3 o'clock, and we usually have about 6 hours off, so you have time to take a nap, relax, or get room service, or go out, meet some friends, or have dinner with some of the team. Chicago in the winter time is the worst place to play, but the best place to be because the shopping's incredible, so the guys are always looking forward to that, we already played Chicago early in the season. But I enjoy the close division games the best."
WAYNE LARRIVEE: "You know, what people may not know also Aaron is you guys for home games stay in a hotel."
AARON: "Yeah, we do. Every Saturday night we stay at the Radisson. One thing you may not know, and it's kinda cool--at home I've stayed in the same room for seven years--same floor, same room number. It's a sleep number bed, so the same sleep number on the bed. Then on the road now, we notice more as we play division road games, but playing, staying in the same hotel in Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit, and you kinda forget, but it's like, 'Oh yeah, I remember this from last year, I was thinking about this, or watching this on TV. They like keeping you on that same schedule, same room, so that's pretty cool."
WAYNE: "As an athlete, does that set some normalcy on the road?"
AARON: "Oh yeah, you need that, and that's why I enjoy going out to dinner with the guys on Saturday, or meeting the guys and friends--because you kind of stay in a routine of relaxing and being with people, and doing things to kind of take your mind off the pressure of tomorrow (Sunday)."