Eddie Lacy: The ANTENNA Q+A
Tonight, the Green Bay Packers kick off the 2014 NFL season with a matchup in Seattle against the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. When they do, it will be with reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy in the backfield next to all-world QB Aaron Rodgers. Last year, Lacy took over the starting tailback duties in Green Bay and rushed for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013, earning a Pro Bowl bid as a rook.
Curious enough, the 24-year-old Bama product from Gretna, Louisiana — just across the river from New Orleans — says while football is his job, he's not really too big a fan of the sport aside from Sundays. "I don’t watch football, I don’t watch ESPN, I really don’t watch sports except for some basketball here and there," he told TDdaily.
Knowing that, we had to put Lacy through the ANTENNA Q+A. So when we caught up with the man otherwise known as Lil Eazy Ana earlier this summer in Los Angeles during Gatorade's High School Athlete of the Year event, we dropped our traditional ten questions on the 5-11, 230-pound beast of a back. Here's what he told us:
1. What was your favorite childhood cartoon and why?
Dragon Ball Z. I don't know, there's just something about that show, it was like real dramatic, and it was like, powerful fighting. It definitely got my attention — that was my favorite childhood cartoon.
2. When you go to the movie theater, what’s your must-have candy or popcorn situation?
I definitely have to have the biggest box of popcorn, no butter, and a strawberry drink and — I forget what the the blue one is, but it has to be mixed.
3. What’s the best TV show out right now?
The best TV show out right now? When I was at home, I don't know what it was, a Law & Order type TV show. My sister got hooked on that for like two and a half hours straight. So right now, that and Leverage. Let's just say it was Law & Order.
4. Kobe or LeBron?
Man, that's tough. I like both of them, but I'll take Kobe.
5. Favorite Disney Princess?
I don't even know Disney Princesses [Laughs]. Who was it? Jasmine. There we go.
6. When is the last time you Googled yourself, and why?
Probably like a week ago, I was going through my tweets, and somebody tweeted me a link and it ended up being on YouTube, which is like the same thing. So I watched a video [of myself].
7. What’s your shower routine?
First, I put on music, because I need my music in the shower. Sometimes I like to sing a little bit, and the shower makes you sound a lot better than you actually sound. But I definitely wash my face first.
8. What do you think happens when you die?
Uhh, you get buried and/or cremated. [Laughs] So you're either six feet under, or in a can. Oh, and you probably use the bathroom on yourself, that's like immediate.
9. Tell us about your biggest heartbreak.
I wouldn't call it a heartbreak, but having to move from New Orleans to Texas and a whole bunch of different places after Hurricane Katrina.
10. President Obama, in one word?