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So, Aaron Rodgers, about Miss America ...

1/18/2012

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spent the better part of his ESPN 540 radio show Tuesday lamenting his team's early departure from the playoffs, hashing through some of his missed throws and insisting he will re-watch Sunday's 37-20 loss to the New York Giants for the sake of closure.

I understand.

You don't care about any of that, of course.

You're ready to move on.

What you want to know, clearly, is whether Rodgers has taken up an offer to call the newly crowned Miss America.

To backtrack: Before winning Saturday night's pageant, Miss Wisconsin -- Laura Kaeppeler -- identified herself as a Packers fan and said: "If you’re watching, Aaron Rodgers, call me."

At the time, Rodgers was at the Packers' team hotel. He said he was watching the Denver Broncos-New England Patriots playoff game (riiiiiiiight) when he began receiving texts about Kaeppeler's request.

"So eventually I clicked over," Rodgers said, "and actually I clicked over when it was down to the top five and was amazed as it went four, she's still up there. Three, she's still up there. Two, she's still up there. Is she really going to win this thing? And then, sure enough, she did. So I've got to give her a lot of credit for that. That's quite an accomplishment. A whole year of getting to do all of that Miss America stuff. That's exciting for Wisconsin, the one bright spot over the weekend.

"I have not talked to her, but am excited for her."

Of course, a text message or voice mail doesn't constitute "talking," but who are we to speculate? When you're the presumptive NFL MVP, you don't have to jump when Miss America wants to meet you.