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Chris Chambers
As told to Ben Reiter
September 25, 2006
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September 25, 2006

Chris Chambers


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On winning jump balls at just 5'11"

I get my leaping ability from having played basketball in high school and college. I was always able to go to the hole every time I wanted to. Being able to adjust to the ball and balance, all that came from basketball.

On playing football as a kid

Growing up in Cleveland, we'd play in the streets. The curb was the sideline. The grass was out-of-bounds. We'd play a game we called Dynaman--some people call it Kill the Man with the Ball. You'd have to break all these tackles. We'd do it right after NFL games, in the snow, in the rain. I never had a chance to play peewee football because it was too far to walk, and my mom didn't want me to walk at night.

On his nickname

I've had Spider-Man, and I want to bring that back. I've had Inspector Gadget, like Go Go Gadget arms. Do I like Spider-Man? Well, not the new movies, but the classic cartoon.

On the best part of last year's Pro Bowl

Just going to Hawaii. The hospitality, the spas. The Grand Wailea Resort spa is one of the best in the world--massage, manicure, pedicure, my first facial, I got the whole thing. A facial is a once-, maybe twice-a-year type thing.

On his wedding in July

We got married at my new house [in Davie, Fla.]. Her name's Christina, same as my sister. We met at Wisconsin and started dating sophomore year. About 100 guests. We went to Costa Rica for the honeymoon.

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