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Where the waiting is the hardest part

NFL's green room inspires the anxiety of a delivery room

Updated: April 27, 2013, 10:54 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

The most horrible invention was the cell phone, right? And caller ID. Worthless caller ID. When you really need it, it fails you, and flashes the indecisive words, UNKNOWN NUMBER. That's the cue that something big is about to happen … or a telemarketer is calling. A lesser man would've thrown that phone into the Hudson River, but Aaron Rodgers knew that a prospective employer, that America, was watching. It was the 2005 NFL draft, and Rodgers was stuck in the green room for so long he could ...

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