Even Aaron Rodgers knows that the second-best time of the year (after the NFL season) is March Madness. As a twelve-year resident of Wisconsin, the former Cal Bear has adopted the Wisconsin Badgers as his hometown team and has attended the tournament seven of the last eight years. Rodgers even brought long-time girlfriend Olivia Munn to the Badgers’ Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games two years ago, where they defeated North Carolina and Arizona to advance to the Final Four.
In an interview with Fox Sports’ College Basketball Insider Evan Daniels this week, Rodgers admitted that he roots for “all things Wisconsin,” including UW-Green Bay’s men’s and women’s basketball.
What drew Aaron Rodgers to become such a huge college basketball and March Madness fan? It’s Golden State Warriors’ point guard Steph Curry. Although Rodgers admitted that he was always a basketball fan, he grew to love the tourney after watching Curry, who played college ball at Davidson College, in a Sweet 16 game in 2008.
When asked who he has in the Final Four, Rodgers was quick to say that he picked the Badgers and believes they have the “it factor” during the tournament. #clutchgene
The Packers quarterback will be attending Friday’s game versus Florida at Madison Square Garden — flying across the country from his offseason home in California — and will be sitting behind Wisconsin’s bench. No word on if Olivia Munn will be there with him.