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IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PRE-GAME MEAL?

I don't know if I've ever kept to a specific pre-game meal. I have to think about what I even eat on game day. You stumped me on the first one.

WHAT'S YOUR FUNNIEST FOOTBALL MEMORY?

Back in high school, I scored a touchdown and just when I turned around to celebrate with teammates, I slipped on the track and fell on my butt.

WHAT'S THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A PRO ATHLETE?

Being in the atmosphere and playing with guys I've watched on TV for years. I'm playing in stadiums I watched on TV growing up. Just being a part of all that is really special.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE ROAD CITY?

I prefer staying in Alberta. I like Edmonton and Calgary as cities. So I would have to say Edmonton will be the favourite because it's a road city now.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER AND TEAM GROWING UP?

I cheered for the Stampeders growing up because Lloyd Fairbanks was from my town. I knew him from the time I started watching football. But I also liked the Oakland Raiders and I was a big Tim Brown fan.

ARE YOU TIDY OR MESSY?

I'm in between. For certain things I'm tidy. I'm neater outside the house than inside the house. I enjoy the yardwork more than the housework.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC OR MOVIE TO RELAX TO?

I don't have a specific type of music, just bits of everything. I like listening to the radio, going back from station to station.

WHO COULD PLAY YOU IN YOUR BIOMOVIE?

Somebody who is still a teenager and looks my age.

MATT DAMON WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE, WOULDN'T HE?

Just put in there that you said that not me.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER POSITION, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Quarterback. It's the position I grew up playing. It would be a challenge but I love to try and read a CFL defence.

IS THERE A REASON YOU CHOSE YOUR NUMBER, OR IF YOU COULD CHOOSE A NUMBER WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

I've never been 11 before. I grew up with the number 20, then when I came back to Canada I took the number three. With my size, the 80 numbers look big on my back. I took 11 because it looked a little bit smaller. There's no other reason for it.

WHAT PERSON COULD MAKE YOU ANXIOUS JUST BY BEING IN THE STANDS?

My wife and parents. My whole family actually, siblings and everybody. There's six kids in my family, four boys two girls.

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO MEET?

I would probably go back to meet Michael Jordan when he was winning championships. I grew up watching him and was amazing by the talents he had and his work ethic.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO ON A DAY OFF?

Golf. I love getting out to the course.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Playing on the Canadian national baseball team (as a shortstop in 2000), outside of playing for the Stamps. I really loved playing baseball for my country.

HAVE YOU EVER HAD WEIRD DREAMS ABOUT YOUR TEAMMATES?

Only when I played with my brothers back in the day.


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