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IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

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HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU?

Doing great. The transition has been smooth to a new city and new guys. I'm really happy.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND YOU'RE NOT COMPETING. WHATCHA GONNA DO?

Probably rent a movie and take it easy. If I have a couple of days off after, probably I would go out downtown and check out the bar scene.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

Hard-working, loyal, outgoing, family-orientated ... adventurous.

WHAT'S YOUR POISON?

I hate eels. My mom used to cook them every Christmas. They scare the crap out of me. I hate them more than any animal in this world.

WHO'S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR PHONE BOOK?

Josh Brown and Kyle Larson. Josh is the kicker for the Seattle Seahawks and Kyle is the punter for the Cincinnati Bengals. I went to school with them and they're two of my better friends from college.

WHAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THINK YOU'VE EVER BOUGHT?

A moving fake hand. It was remote control and could freak people out. There was a wire that came off it that you could control the motion. It was a birthday present for my brother.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?

Don't look to the past, don't worry about the future, just live in the moment. That came from several sources.

WHAT REPAIRS COULD YOU PERFORM ON YOUR CAR?

I drive a Pontiac Sunfire so it's a pretty pimpin' automobile. I want to put some rims on it. Maybe a nice sound system, an aquarium or a TV. I couldn't do it but I'd like to send it to Pimp My Ride because I would like all that stuff. It's a beast. A very manly car.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT ON DVD?

The Sopranos. I just bought Season 1 and I made a deal with myself that if I play well, I will go out and buy a new season.

WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU PURCHASED AFTER YOUR CONTRACT EXTENSION?

A portable DVD player. I need it for road trips. I went straight to the store after signing.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

Pizza. Without a doubt. You could put gravel on pizza and I would still eat it.

WHERE DO YOU WANNA HOLIDAY?

Hawaii. You see it so much on TV, with the great weather and the beautiful ocean. I would like to go snorkeling and that would be the place to do it.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

Kiss and Aerosmith. I went and saw them in Omaha, Neb.

IF YOU WEREN'T A FOOTBALL PLAYER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

I would be getting my Masters in education and coaching high school football. That's what I plan on doing when I'm done and I'm working on my Masters right now.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN PEOPLE?

The ability to be quiet sometimes. I have the tendency to talk a lot. I'm not a guy who can sit still. I always need to be doing something. I could probably be a little more quiet and relaxed.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

1998. I won Western New York player of the year. It was my junior year of high school and a lot of great things happened.

YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO KILL. BOOK OR VIDEO GAME?

Book. I like to read about people I admire. I've read Larry Bird's book and Friday Night Lights. I've read a book about Peyton Manning. I like reading about people's lives and what they're like, maybe if there are similarities with me.

FUNNIEST THING DURING YOU'VE SEEN DURING A GAME?

In Nebraska, they had this closet chest where guys would relieve themselves. It's hard to pee in front of 77,000 but nobody would know what they were doing except for the guys on the team. They just look they're rummaging through a chest trying to find something but they're actually peeing.

ANY SUPERSTITIONS?

Ever since I was young kid and I've done this every game: I write the initials of my family members on my wristband. I can't go onto the field until I do that. There's six letters and they all represent people's names.

UGLIEST THING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

I have this hideous Hawaiian shirt I bought for a theme party and I've never worn it again. I don't know why it's still in there.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST HABIT?

I sing all the time and I'm terrible. (Punter) Burke Dales wants to strangle me every day at practice. I'm terrible and I'm the first to admit it.

SO YOU MUST LIKE TO KARAOKE?

I've only done it once actually. Me and some friends sang George Michael's I Want Your Sex. I never really want to karaoke. I'm an absolutely terrible singer. You can ask Burke Dales.


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