Danica Patrick 'crashes and burns' opening monologue at ESPY Awards

Posted July 23, 2018

"That mustache is hot", Danica says.

Now that her racing career has ended, Danica Patrick might try her hand at acting. Fans will recall that Patrick climbed out of the race vehicle for the last time this past May at the Indianapolis 500.

LeBron James, now with the Los Angeles Lakers, was named top National Basketball Association athlete during his last season with the Cavs.

Current and former Cleveland sports athletes were presented awards during Wednesday night's event. Athletes in the crowd looked uncomfortable or winced after some of her jokes, which also got a thumbs-down on social media.

Then she made the crowd laugh with a reference to the NBA Finals.

Another person posted a GIF of comic Steve Carell grimacing with the caption: "These Danica Patrick jokes not hitting.at all".

"Aaron is a really good driver actually", Patrick said when asked who drives when they go on dates. Patrick, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan, recently said Rodgers convinced her to switch to the cheesehead side.

Patrick, the only woman to win an IndyCar Series race, praised Rodgers after Kimmel asked who drives during their dates.

Golf may not be Aaron Rodgers' sport, but girlfriend Danica Patrick still loves him.

But no matter how hard Patrick tries to razz her fellow athletes, she, or anyone for that matter, will never, ever come close to topping the near-criminal performance of Norm McDonald way back in the 1998 ESPYs.