Quick hits with Marc Pilon

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:22 PM ET

This week's Quick Hits is with Renegades defensive lineman Marc Pilon.

Q.H.: Favourite way to spend an off day?

M.P.: Working on my Cadillac. My '58 Caddy. And with my girlfriend, Devon. My two girls.

Q.H.: How many other cars do you have?

M.P.: I've also got a '78 Caddy and a '69 Mustang. And then I've got the Oldsmobile I drive.

Q.H.: How big is the stable going to be by the time you finish collecting?

M.P.: On a CFL budget ... it can't grow very big. But if you know anybody who has storage they want to donate, I'd love to have a huge stable.

Q.H.: What will you do when your playing days are over?

M.P.: I'm hopefully going to write the fireman test, and then also pharmaceutical rep ... I was a biology major.

Q.H.: What's your favourite movie of all-time?

M.P.: True Lies. Arnold Schwarzenegger..

Q.H.: Name one guy in the CFL you'd like to pop in the nose.

M.P.: Any opposing quarterback. I'm trying to think of one ... the real a---holes have left.

Q.H.: You're friends with one of the world's strongest men, aren't you?

M.P.: Yeah, Hugo Girard. I was his training partner for two years. Until he blew his Achilles this year.

Q.H.: Ever think about doing a strongman competition yourself?

M.P.: Yeah, I'll probably do one this winter. Hugo wants me to get into that. I really enjoy it. I do all the events.

Q.H.: What's your strength?

M.P.: I'm good at the Hercules hold. I don't want to say I'm one of the best in the world, but I beat the guy here who won the World's Strongest Men Hercules Hold. My grip is really good.

Q.H.: And which one is the Hercules hold again?

M.P.: There's two handles, and some kind of weights pulling you apart, and you've got to hold them together. Like two cars.

Q.H.: That's fun?

M.P.: It's something I enjoy. Lifting gets old when you've been doing it for 15 years.

Q.H.: How often do you lift?

M.P.: About three or four times a week. Only about one hour each time. I don't stop though. It's almost like a continuous super set.

Q.H.: What's a good age for kids to start lifting?

M.P.: I was 14 or 15. I would say they can start doing pushups, situps and pullups as soon as they can. I'd say after puberty hits they can start to lift. Get a trainer and do it properly.

Q.H.: Favourite cartoon as a kid?

M.P.: G.I. Joe.

Q.H.: One TV show you have to watch every week?

M.P.: Overhauling.

Q.H.: How long have you been going out with Devon?

M.P.: On and off for eight years.

Q.H.: When are you going to propose?

M.P.: Sooner or later.

Q.H.: Where and how?

M.P.: I can't tell you that ...

THE FACTS

- Born: Feb. 18, 1975, in Ottawa.

- Position: Defensive lineman

- Stats: 6-foot-5, 254 lbs.

don.brennan@ott.sunpub.com


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