One on one with Matt Dominguez

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:24 AM ET

How the devil are you?

Great. It's good to get back playing. I'm as close to 100% as you will get playing football. For me to sit there and watch (out with a knee injury last year), it was a struggle. I have a greater appreciation for the game now.

It's a regular Saturday night and you're not playing, what would you do?

One of two things. I would be on a date with my wife, or I would be in the basement playing with my kids. During the summer, we have a nice deck and we're always in the backyard. I like being around the house.

Pick five words that best describes yourself.

Smart, not intelligent because that's different. Approachable, easy-going, caring and loyal.

What were you like in high school?

I was stereotypical football jock guy. I was a C-plus student because I was just doing enough to get by. My main focus was my sports. I used it to my advantage. In hindsight, if I applied myself, I could have been an A student.

What's your poison?

This isn't cliche or anything. I drink a whole lot of Nestle Quik. It's ridiculous. I would probably be down to 10% body fat if I didn't drink so much chocolate milk.

What's your cellphone ringtone?

I have a couple of songs on there. When my in-laws call, it's dun-da-dun-dun, kind of like a scary movie. It's a different one for when my wife calls.

Who's the most famous person in your cellphone book?

Mike Tyson. He's a boxer who works out at Fifth and Main in Regina. It's a different Mike Tyson.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever bought?

A brand new TV but I had just gotten one for Christmas. My mom bought me one for a gift and I went out and got another one. She asked me, 'Why did you get TV, I just got you one?' That wasn't a great idea.

What repairs could you do on your car?

I'm relatively handy. I've changed my alternator, battery and the radiator. If it's minor, I get around it. If it's in the manual, I could probably do it.

What's your favourite unhealthy food?

Because I'm so lazy, we have a McDonald's three blocks away from the stadium. I grab a couple cheeseburgers and a Big Mac after practice. It's terrible for you but it's real quick.

What TV series would you like on DVD?

Family Guy and the Simpsons. I have them already. They're cartoons but they have plenty of adult humour.

What's the best year of your life?

My son is two and my daughter is 10 months. In that time when my son was born and we found out the next one was coming was truly great. At the same time, I signed with Saskatchewan, bought a house and put some roots down.

What's your worst habit?

I just cannot do dishes to save my life. I just let the dishes pile up. If I wasn't married, I would let the dishes sit until there weren't any clean ones left, then I would use paper plates.

What's the funniest thing you've seen during a game?

I saw two kickers get into a fight (in college). It's crazy for football players to fight because we have so many pads on. To see two kickers got at it was hilarious. There wasn't any legitimate punches thrown. It was a sissy fight.

What's the ugliest thing in your wardrobe?

I have these shorts that used to be in the rotation. I've now outgrown them and, after plenty of washings, they're pretty thin. I just sleep in them now. If I wore them out of the house, it would not be nice. They only cover enough for me to sleep in them.

Could you be convinced to karaoke and what would you sing?

If I was feeling good enough to sing in front of people, I would sing some Motown songs. Four Tops or the Temptations.


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