By Andrew Denny
Hello and welcome to a little piece of fluff we call “Athletes Are People Too”.
Throughout the Brier we’ve gotten to know a lot of the athletes who are competing for their various provinces and instead of treating them like cattle, we want you to get to know them too.
We’ll be tracking down some of these guys and grilling them with a series of extremely challenging questions which they’ll be forced to answer on the fly.
Today’s focus is on PEI third David Mathers, who is competing in his second Brier… and while the boys are having a bit of a tough go in the standings, he was more than willing to offer up his time. Nice guy.
Anyway, enough talk. Let’s dive in:
Favourite food: Buffet. Nothing specific type wise… just anything buffet.
Favourite YouTube Channel: I don’t really watch a lot of devoted youtube channels, but I do watch music videos on there. Can that be my answer? If so, music videos.
Favourite Video Game: Mario Tennis… and it’s a borderline obsession. Our coach has it and I’m constantly playing the damned game. It’s something that has to stop post-Brier because I’m losing way too much time to it.
Favourite Beer: Michelob Ultra. Can’t beat that low calorie taste.
Favourite Celebrity: Anne Hathaway. Next question.
Favourite Curling Club: Ottawa Curling Club. Too easy.
Favourite Twitter Feed: Girls in Yoga Pants. No specific feed but yeah, girls in yoga pants.
Favourite Super Hero: I’m not really in to super heroes… so I’ll say Batman.
Who’s your dream curling team? Oof, that’s a tough one. I’d put Wayne Middaugh at skip, Mark Kennedy at third, myself at second and Scott Bailey throwing lead.
All curlers eh? Very smart. How about an all non-curler curling team? I can do that? Okay here we go: Tiger Woods has to skip because he’s Tiger Woods. Then have Bartolo Colon throwing the heat at third, myself at second again, and for lead… I’m not too sure… how about Wayne Middaugh again?
What’s your dream job: To be a pilot.
How do you kill time in the summer? Golfing. I golf a ton.
Any celebrity crushes? Aside from Anne Hathaway? Jennifer Aniston. Love me some Jen.
What’s your biggest pet peeve? Roommates who take long showers. Like… what are you doing in there? Get in, scrub up, get out already.
Favourite brand of shoes: B-52s because I’m wearing them right now.
Patch or Heartstop Lounge? Patch.
Good or evil? Evil…. NO, NO. Good. I meant to say good.
Sure you did. Morning or night? Morning actually. I may not be saying that after the Brier but for now, morning.
Front end or Back end? Front end.
Blonde or Brunette? Brunette.
That’s a wrap on this edition of “Athletes Are People Too.” Want to see your favourite player profiled and grilled with a series of skill testing questions in our next edition? Let us know on twitter via @curling or @denny_613 and we’ll deliver.
Until next time, good curling and remember… athletes are people too.