Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers Reveals His True Passion - Guitar
Posted by Michael Mueller on February 11, 2011 at 10:04 AM
Filmed about 2-1/2 years ago, just after taking the reins from Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers quarterback—and now Super Bowl MVP—Aaron Rodgers gave an interview to Fox Sports' Laura Okmin in which he detailed his passion for music.
While strumming and plucking a gorgeous Taylor acoustic guitar, Rodgers explained how learning to play guitar was his escape from the full-on stress and incredible demands of being an NFL athlete.
"Music is so therapeutic for me," Rodgers says. "I'm not even really that good, but it's just so fun to try to master it."
He continues, "There are so many moments in my life that are attached to songs ... and to be able to play those songs now is the most special, nostalgic, therapeutic, religious experience."
When asked which is harder to grasp—taking over a team or learning the guitar, Rodgers responds, "I'd say definitely learning guitar."
Judging by his one-for-the-ages playoff performance this year, culminating in a Super Bowl championship for the Packers and a fine piece of MVP hardware, Mr. Rodgers' assessment—like most of his passes—seems right on the money.