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For Aaron Rodgers, hosting “Jeopardy!” is a sticky situation.
In fact, a sticky note reminding the NFL baller not to stick his fingers where the sun doesn’t shine is his top prompt.
“Don’t pick your nose/butt,” reads a yellow adhesive memo affixed to the top of the legendary “Jeopardy!” podium.
The self-help notice, along with five other low-tack glue cues, are the shortly worded steps to success that Rogers, 37, has followed during his two-week term as interim emcee on the trivia game show.
“I used a lot of these stickies over the couple days of filming …” the Green Bay Packers quarterback confessed Wednesday in an Instagram caption beneath a snap of the tips that decorate his lectern.
“…And [I] put reminders on there like ‘Speak Less,’ which was an ode to Paul Rudd on Forgetting Sarah Marshall, during surf lessons; ‘do less.’ ‘Slow Down,’ a reminder for me when reading the clues,” the award-winning MVP added.
His other sticky suggestions to self include: “Relax,” “Energy” and “Stand Up Straight.”
Rogers is the most recent celebrity guest host to take up the reins of “Jeopardy!” since its esteemed anchor, Alex Trebek, died of pancreatic cancer in November. He was 80.
The professional athlete’s run as acting master of ceremonies will come to an end Friday.
But he may soon be tapped to reprise his role as captain of the quiz competition in a more steady capacity.
Rodgers — in addition to 74-time “Jeopardy!” conqueror and producer Ken Jennings and a few other cultured contenders — is reportedly being considered for the position of permanent show host.
It’s an opportunity that the Super Bowl champion trained for all throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“I would watch the show on mute. That was a good way to practice,” Rodgers told the Ringer of his pre-game “Jeopardy!” preparation.
“So you watch the show on mute and you practice reading the clues and then calling on the contestants. That was a fun way of doing it, because it’s different from when you’re sitting on the couch playing to when you’re controlling everything,” he said. “You’ve got to learn the form. It’s looking down to read the clue and then looking up to call on a contestant, and also understanding what the answer is in case none of the contestants get it right, and then realizing at that point that you’ve got to work on your posture and where you’re looking and know who you’re talking to when you give that response. There were so many little things that were important for Alex being so smooth that I just wanted to be sure I had down.”
“Jeopardy!” is expected to announce its new official host sometime this spring, ahead of the show’s 38th season premiere in September.
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