That lingering “Sunday Night Football” embrace that Greg Jennings over-shared with Aaron Rodgers was not particularly meaningful to the QB.
Rodgers was on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” Tuesday, talking about how well the season is going for the Packers, when Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon asked about that hug.
“I’m going to change the topic entirely to go to the hug with Greg Jennings that seemed to last forever and ever and ever,” said Kornheiser. “Was it as awkward for you as it appeared to be on camera?”
Remarked Rodgers: “It was a long hug. Prolonged one, yes.”
These comments really broke up Kornheiser and Wilbon, who got lots of chuckles out of the interview.
“It seemed longer with all the cameras around,” said Rodgers. “It was two competitors after the game and words were said and then we went our separate ways.”
Indeed, as Rodgers went to the winning locker room and Jennings went to the losing Vikings locker room, his new home.
As you may recall, Jennings — a wide-mouthed receiver — took pot shots at his former teammate, Rodgers, in an attempt to boost the ego of poor QB Christian Ponder.
“It seems to me 99.9 percent of the time you let these things roll right off your back and they mean nothing,” Wilbon said to Rodgers. “Did this one mean anything at the time?”
Rodgers: “This one would probably fit in the 99.9 percent you’re talking about. Every now and then one comes along and might mean a little bit, something to you; not this one, though.”
That’s a minor burn on Jennings.
The Ponders’ racy Halloween
I presume Ponder no longer has to go to the extremes of Squints to get a kiss from Sam Steele-Ponder.
The benched (and benched again?) Vikings QB and his ESPNer wife revisited 1993’s “The Sandlot” for costumes to commemorate their first Halloween as a married couple. Based on the photos I’ve seen, it takes some PDA to sell their portrayals of Squints and the object of his affections, lifeguard Wendy Peffercorn. They have a room, right?
Bleacherreport.com has photos of the Ponders’ hijinks. The website includes a link to the scene from the movie that shows Squints jumping into the deep end of the pool so Wendy can save him with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Ponder looks convincingly nerdy and not at all blue over the direction his career has taken. Of course, he hasn’t seemed that focused on football since he found Sam.
Much ado …
I lodged a complaint with Kris Humphries’ dad, William Humphries, about making himself available to a New York newspaper but not to me, and whaddaya know? He surfaced.
Humphries said he couldn’t believe the New York Post (actually, I think it was the Daily News) was able to make an item out of his comment on the engagement of Kanye West to Kim Kardashian. As the 72-Day Wife of Kris, Kim is the ex-daughter-in-law of William.
“I said, ‘I just don’t care,’ ” said Humphries. “But they led with that — me being the headline — spun it into a whole article. I said, ‘I don’t care and my son is concentrating on basketball.’ A friend of mine called and said, I thought you didn’t talk to the press? It’s funny. I don’t answer the phone normally, but it was a New York number and I do business in New York, so I thought it was one of my brokers.”
In other stupid Kanye news, in an L.A. radio interview Kim’s betrothed again remarked that Kardashian deserves to be on the cover of Vogue because she is currently “the most intriguing woman. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like every day … and collectively we’re the most influential [couple] with clothing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like my girl Instagrammed the other day.”
I think Kanye is delusionally speaking of that bikini shot of Kim with her butt seriously exposed. The first lady’s derrière is, first off, not that big, and second, no sane person with aspirations to be on Vogue would post that photo on Instagram.
Third, unless Barbara Walters has lost her mental health, she is not calling Kim every day. As I have been saying since nearly the first time I talked about this rapping egomaniac on Fox 9: Kanye rhymes with crazy.
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