On the Super
Bowl's being in Detroit
I don't know how
pleasurable Detroit is in February, but right now I can't imagine any other
place on earth I'd rather be. Who cares if you're snowed in for three or four
days, as long as you get to that game.
kicker Jeff Reed
I met him when we
played in Seattle two years ago. It was just casual talking before the game. I
don't know much about him. He's a good guy from what I've heard.
On his doing
gymnastics as a child growing up in Foyil, Okla. (pop. 234)
I started when I
was about four. It was something for me to do when my parents were at work. I
stopped when I was 11 or 12. It was too expensive to be playing three or four
different sports and paying hundreds of dollars a year to play each sport.
On starting piano
lessons last year
The idea behind
it was that my mother [Quana] and my sister [Karen] play piano. Everybody in
our family is musical; I've been singing since I was about five. So since I
have spare time and don't have a family of my own, it gives me a new skill to
learn. I can play five songs--by Keith Urban, Phil Vassar, Elton John and a
couple of songs my local church does.
On his friendship
with the multi-platinum-selling country band Rascal Flatts
When I was at
Nebraska, they played a small theater in Lincoln. One of the guys, [guitarist
and vocalist] Joe Don Rooney, is from Picher, Oklahoma, near my hometown. I
introduced myself as a small-town kid from Oklahoma. And it just kind of took
off from there. We all text message each other and give each other support,
like when Rascal Flatts is getting awards on TV or when I've got a big