- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
- TAMPA BAY buccaneersENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYSJune 28, 2012
- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
JG: If that's what will do it, then I'll absolutely do it.
DP: Instead of a burnout after a victory, have you considered celebrating with a nice parallel parking job in Victory Lane?
JG: I'm a good parallel parker, so I think I can make that happen. These kids these days ... they started this whole burnout thing. When I won back in the 1990s, I just drove to Victory Lane. Just tell me where Victory Lane is so I can get there as fast as I can. I'm just glad I finally pulled off a good donut last week, because I've been struggling with them.
DP: I felt bad, your whole family got a Pepsi shower after winning at Pocono.
JG: It just happens to be the way Pocono is. All the team is on the stage, and you're down below. They had the perfect angle to drench all of us. That was a bit of a surprise to my four-year-old daughter, Ella. She was really excited until that happened. She'll know better next time. I told her, Be prepared.
DP: Did she thank her sponsors?
JG: She knows how to hold up her finger for Number 1 for the picture. She hasn't gotten to thanking the sponsors yet.
• Mind Games
Jimmer Fredette told me that the most surprising question he was asked leading up to the NBA draft came during his interview with the Jazz. Fredette was asked what came to mind when he heard the phrase "three and three." Larry Bird? Jimmer's shooting range? A dramatic playoff series leading to Game 7? Fredette scrambled and came up with "three-peats," as in Michael Jordan. Turns out he was overthinking it. Said the Jazz executive, "Usually people just say six."
• Magic of Rory