NEW YORK (WFAN) — Although Fox’s Super Bowl XLV broadcast drew favorable reviews and historic ratings, consider Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez among the critics.

A-Rod, no stranger to uncomfortable moments, was flashed all over the globe having popcorn fed into his mouth by Cameron Diaz during the first quarter on Sunday.

“He really went ballistic — thinking the cameraman was out to get them in a paparazzi-like shot,” reported the Chicago Sun-Times. “Anyone who knows anything about producing a live sports event — especially something as huge as the Super Bowl — would know that those celebrity shots are purely random.”

“A-Rod, of all people, should know that,” added gossip columnist Bill Zwecker’s source, an anonymous Fox insider.


As the game began, Rodriguez and Diaz were flashed onto the screen and promptly booed by the Super crowd.

Fox’s Joe Buck admitted the moment bordered on awkward.

“I’m sure Alex is thrilled we just put the camera on him at that moment,” Buck said.

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Comments (11)
  1. Greg says:


  2. what?!????? says:

    Wow A-Rod. You are the most awesome ball player you should have expected to be photographed being fed popcorn at the SuperBowl where millions of people watch………lol….lol

  3. Chrisie Shaw says:

    Maybe he should learn how to feed himself so he does not get caught in such embarassing moments again. Wonder where his bib is?

  4. ebenezer whoopie says:

    A-Rod is such a friggin nancy. He never would have survived in the golden age of baseball.

    Thank GOD I am not a Yankee fan – I wish the Dodgers never left Brooklyn.

    1. Ha, Ha, Ha says:

      so what are you, let me guess, a loser Mets fan? so much for thanking God you moron, you’ve been cursed. Your BUM Dodgers couldn’t beat the Yankees so they left Yankee town with the Giants running right behind them for the same reason. Maybe your loser Mets should do the same, go with them as well S##thead. Yankees have own New York since the days of Ruth & Gehrig & now with Mo & Jeter & it only gets better. New York, New York, its a hell of a town

  5. Richie says:

    A-Rod get over it they showed alot of celebrities, ex-presidents. chill. so what you were getting handfed popcorn by an ageing sex symbol.good for you. nothing to get upset about. just relax. worry about Boston & be ballistic if they beat you or you have a bad game against baltimore. then get upset. but hey you just came off a carribean vacation with cameron which im sure was sex-filled so you should be relaxed. you are my favorite player just relax move on. you wanna date celebrities your gonna get your picture taken. comes with the territory have fun in spring training and get ready for the season.

    1. Luke says:

      Richie, Boston last won in ’07, Yankees took it all in ’09 and Boston didn’t make the playoffs last year, while the Yankees did. So what’s there to worry of Boston about, what’s the big deal? A-Rod got his ring. Where have you been? Get your head out of you @ss & pay attention.

  6. Millie Martin says:

    I’ll remember that ARod was on-screen. I was thrilled to see him and wondered which team he was routing for. The Fox broadcasters are disgusting and annoying. I hate when the NY Yankees games are on their channel. They should be banned from TV.

  7. Eric Kunz says:

    A-Rod needs to check his ego…it seems to be over-inflated. Why does he think anyone but him was even going to remember he was on-screen for a few seconds? Why does he think anyone even cares?

    1. AJ says:

      Eric Klutz, jealous I see. You make it seem like A-Rod paid Fox to put him on the screen. Actually, you’re stupid enough to believe that. No one cares you say, yet you responded to this article, why is that Eric Klutz? because you also want your 5 seconds of fame.

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