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10 Questions With...Steve Smith 23

  • 10 Questions
  • Posted by: Paul Ulane
  • March 10, 2011, 4:19 PM


New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith exploded onto the NFL scene in 2009 with a Pro Bowl season, accumulating 107 catches for 1,220 yards. Last year, he started off hot again before being derailed by a knee injury in Week 9. Now Smith is hard at work trying to get back to 100 percent, and he’s letting his fans in on his progress every step of the way. Smith has over 200,000 fans following his rehab on Facebook and Twitter. (Check him out on Twitter @SteveSmithNY.) We know he’s tough enough to make it back on the field, but is he tough enough to handle our 10 questions? Keep reading to find out…

What time is your alarm set for?

8 o clock, so I could get over to physical therapy this morning.

Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry ice cream?

Chocolate.

What was your childhood nickname?

HollywoodSmitty. My boys from my neighborhood gave me that one because I started to get a little bit of press, so they just started calling me Hollywood. They also called me Scuba Steve in college. This girl started calling me Scuba and then the whole school started calling me that, actually.

If you weren’t an athlete, what would you want to do?

Just growing up, if I wasn’t going to be a football player, I was going to be a movie director.

Why do you wear the jersey number you do?

Growing up, I was #2, but in the NFL, it’s not legal for receivers to wear low numbers like that, so I just threw on the 1 and it was kind of like the 2 was still in there.

What is your favorite city to compete in?

I would have to say New York or New Jersey. You have to compete at home. It’s always fun going on the road, too. Dallas is great. I think Philadelphia is good, too, because we haven’t had a lot of success there. They hate us there. They throw eggs at us on our bus, it’s crazy. Eagles fans say the meanest things they can think of. Your family, your mom, they do their research.

What do you do on days off?

I play video games. I’m beating my friend up right now on Madden. I like shopping. I spend a lot of time with my newborn. Once he’s old enough, I’ll have to let him win [in Madden], so that’s going to be tough.

Who is the greatest athlete of all-time?

Michael Jordan. Hands down. He was my favorite. I still feel like some of the stuff he was doing back then, players still can’t do now. Basketball was my first sport, before football, in high school. I think I would’ve been playing in the NBA if I would’ve grown. I just stopped growing. 

Who is your best friend in sports?

My best friend is Paul Pratt, he plays [cornerback] for the Detroit Lions. We compete together all the time. He works hard. We make each other better. We met in junior high. We went to junior high together, we went to high school together. We separated in college, but we’ve always been close.

What is the last item that you purchased?

I purchased a stroller for my son. It’s a great one. It’s pretty much for his mom. She picked out the one she liked and I just bought it.

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23 Comments

GIANTS RULE! GO ELI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GIANTS SUCKK BUT STEVE SMITH BEASTTT ALL DAY EVERY DAY

GIANTS WON THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

Steve Smith,you are the best Wide Receiver in the NFL!!!!

madden rules gotta go

me to.

i agree to what you are sayin

madden kills

wat up good

I AM AN EAGLES FAN AND ITS NOT LIKE WHEN THE EAGLES GO TO NEW YORK TO BEAT THE GIANTS THAT THE FANS DO NOTHING AT ALL. TRUST ME, THE GIANTS FANS RETURN THE FAVOR. GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Saints, Titans, Lions, Packers,Colts, and Cardnals all the waaaaay!!!

I give you props bot were not as bad as you

Green bay rocks that's why they won the supper bowl

uh footballfootball1537 the eagles are beast and eagles fans rock.

I agree what you sayin go eagles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stinks bout da Eagles. I could crush you in Madden 11 or 10 wii. CRUSH.

Eagles, OK, Lions, Gonna kick eagle butt!

the eagles are the bom now what you say

Don't worry i hate eagle fans to but i do like Madden

me too madden is real good
eagles are to much of cheaters

I know right my friend who is a Eagles fan is always talking trash to me so right now he's not my friend.

TOTALY WRONG! I mean, dude really? Saints, Lions, Packers, Cardnals, Colts, and about every other team could beat the Eagles!

EAGLES WOULD CRUSH EVERY TEAM IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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