Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Danica Patrick makes ESPYs history as first woman to host

Danica Patrick makes ESPYs history as first woman to host

So, with Danica Patrick hosting this year's show, which aired on Wednesday, there was plenty of intrigue as to how she'd do in the role. She felt she was not as happy with driving and thought it was time to move on.

However, it also featured a few spectacularly awkward ones.

The pair have shared a lot of quality time together since confirming their relationship in January.

Patrick and Rodgers have been dating since the beginning of the year, and since then, have been canoodling all across the country together, including most recently at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe.

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell took out the Best Breakthrough Athlete of the Year award
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell took out the Best Breakthrough Athlete of the Year award

Patrick hosted the 2018 ESPY Awards and she took no prisoners during her opening monologue. Majority were easy jokes and low-hanging fruit (Jose Altuve's height, Alex Ovechkin being a Russian in Washington, Odell Beckham's hair, LeBron James' hair, etc.) but a few of them were solid. It's a real wild card every year!

During the late-night appearance, Patrick said she will "absolutely not" make fun of her beau, despite Kimmel's jokes.

"It turns out with just a little grit and determination and four of the greatest players on the planet anything is possible".

At that point, a photo of NBA All-Star Game anthem singer Fergie came on screen and Patrick said, "I dont know what Fergie was thinking either". "Or the hot guy in the room I should say". The former professional racer was so excited to host the 2018 ESPYS but her monologue bombed hard, as did her pre-taped "comedic" skits.

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