ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

In the parody preview Patrick is sporting a fantastic '80s frosted wig while staring lovingly into Rodgers' mustache

This year, Simmons, along with four-time MVP LeBron James, was the target of Patrick's opener.

After some groans from the audience, she said: "That's OK". She started a clothing line, released a cookbook and cultivates her social media footprint with her now-famous yoga poses on Instagram.

"You got to call out the elephant in the room?" She then revealed a picture of Fergie, who made headlines with her rendition of the anthem at the NBA All-Star game.

Some athletes in the crowd sat stone-faced. The fantastic GIF of Chrissy Teigen's awkward smile that looked like she was wincing hard was a popular meme that people were using to share their embarrassment for Danica. "I'd say we're even. JR Smith would say, 'We're up by one!'" One person captioned their Twitter post, "Stop it please, Danica Patrick".

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

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"My first ESPYS was 2005, and I have been a fan, coming back every year since", Patrick said in a statement when news broke of her hosting gig. She played dual roles of herself and her alcohol-swilling mother.

Patrick's boyfriend, Aaron Rodgers, makes an appearance in this film, too.

Also getting laughs was a bit in which Patrick was joined onstage by a young girl, part of "Dani-Kids" which Patrick explained was a program to help young kids achieve their dreams.

As a mock-horrified Patrick stood by, the youngster cracked age-inappropriate jokes.

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