Guys Behind the Blog // November

Justin is so stoked to answer this set of questions: it’s all about sports!

1. What sports did you participate in as a child? What sports did you watch growing up?

When I was a kid I exclusively played basketball.  I played volleyball all throughout high school, but basketball was my childhood.  My whole family was associated with basketball at one point or another in their lives.  My basketball career ended in middle school, however.  I was a bigger kid, and played mostly power forward and small forward.  I learned to play mostly from my dad (who stands at 6’4” and could easily line up as an offensive lineman in pro football), so I tried to play big like he did.  I was a good jumper and rebounder and I always had a few steals a game, but I couldn’t shoot, I was slow, and couldnt dribble well, so I typically stayed in the paint, and I did okay.  Well, come middle school, everyone had their growth spurts (myself included), but everybody else’s spurts were larger than mine.  So there I was, jogging onto the court as a 13 yr old and the coach lined me up at shooting guard.  Try as I did, it is very hard to box out and post up a 6’4 kid when you are 5.5′.  Needless to say, my basketball career ended there.  My jumping skills were put to use once I went to volleyball in high school, and that’s where I’ve been.

Growing up, watching sports was always a father-son thing for me.  My dad and I would sit on the couch, eating popcorn and unbaked brownie batter, and we would watch the Utah Jazz, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Chicago Bulls.  My parents are from Utah and I was born in Chicago, and we were living in Pennsylvania at the time. Football season would come around and we would watch Steve Young and the San Francisco 49ers and we also watch a lot of the Philadelphia Eagles.  We didn’t watch a lot of baseball, but we would watch it on occasion.

I’m looking forward to reliving those memory with my own son.

2. If you could line up your ideal Super Bowl, who would be facing off, where would they play and who would you pick to win?

Ideal Superbowl?  Well, first off, it would be held on a Saturday.  It would be the the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks again.  Only this time, the Broncos would win.

>3. Do you prefer the summer or winter Olympics? If you could participate in one Olympic sport, what would it be?

I love the Olympics, either one has its perks.  I love watch Hockey, Bobsledding  and Snowboarding in the winter, and in the summer I love the watching volleyball and most of the sprinters and swimmers.

If I could compete in the Olympics, I would love to play on the US Curling team.  Yup, thats right, curling.  Why you ask?  Well, its probably the only Olympic sport where you can eat a pizza and not have to run 10 miles to burn it off.

Although, regardless of my abilities, bobsledding would probably be the funnest thing in the world.

4. What is your favorite food to eat at a sports party (ex: World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, etc.)?

Any variation of chips and salsa.  It can be just chips and salsa, it can be nachos, it can be taco stew, as long as there is tortilla chips and spicy red sauce to dip it in, then I’m sold.

My roommates and I once performed and experiment to see if it was possible to get full eating nothing but chips and salsa.  Its not.  Well, we say its not, mainly because we ran out.  But we still could eat more given the resources.

5. Who is your all time favorite athlete and why?


Hardest part about being born and living in Chicago and having family from Utah during the 90s?  This series.
Go ahead, call it a push off,

He’s still the best

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.