Ryan Braun with Aaron Rodgers: "Incredible"

I just spoke with Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun about his experience Saturday night sitting courtside at the Bucks game with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Braun said he has come to be good friends with Rodgers over the past few years and stays in contact with him regularly. He said Rodgers invited him to sit courtside at the Bradley Center and he wasn't about to turn it down.

"It was an incredible experience, a special moment," said Braun. "The crowd response was unbelievable. The energy was incredible."

I asked Braun if Rodgers seemed anxious in any way about the upcoming Super Bowl and he said he didn't sense anything like that.

"He seemed really calm and really confident," said Braun. "He is so grounded, and he's a great person. He and I talk a lot. We've become mutual friends."

I asked Braun if Rodgers set him up with any Super Bowl tickets and he didn't say yes, but he did say he had the opportunity to go there. Sounds like he'll pass, though.

"I'd love to go," he said. "But it's close to spring training and I hate missing workouts. I doubt I'll end up going. To get the full experience, you have to go for a few days and I don't want to do that so close to spring training."

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