Q&A with New Orleans VooDoo QB Brian ZbydniewskiJune 18, 2012 - Arena Football League (AFL) New Orleans VooDoo
KATELYN FITZPATRICK: What got you started playing football?
BRIAN ZBYDNIEWSKI: My dad got me started. I played every sport growing up and even when I didn't want to go, my dad dragged me.
KF: Did you have a favorite sporting team growing up and why was that your favorite team?
BZ: My favorite team was the Cleveland Browns because my parents are from there.
KF: What one player would you most like to play against?
BZ: I would like to play against Tom Brady. It would be my team against his.
KF: What was your most embarrassing moment on the football field?
BZ: My most embarrassing moment was when a lineman stepped on my toes and I fell. I was like a sitting duck.
KF: What is your earliest sports memory?
BZ: I was playing little league football and you had to weigh a certain weight in order to play and I didn't meet the requirement. My dad was the coach so he just put fishing weights in my socks and underwear and I got to play.
KF: What was your greatest sports moment?
BZ: In 2010, I played with the Spokane Shock, and we won the ArenaBowl.
KF: Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
BZ: My favorite athlete growing up was Joe Montana. He was a quarterback like me and I enjoyed watching him. He was very successful and a legend.
KF: What do you feel are 3 characteristics a good teammate should have?
BZ: I think a teammate needs to be passionate, trustworthy and a hard worker.
KF: What is the funniest thing that ever happened during a game?
BZ: One time, I broke my nose and I had to stuff cotton up it. I couldn't talk clear and the guys had problems hearing me.
KF: What is your personal touchdown celebration?
BZ: I have all kind of moves! But, I like the worm.
KF: What was your reaction when you found out you were joining the VooDoo?
BZ: I was really excited when I found out. I talked to Coach PO and I knew he was an ex- quarterback and was very successful.
KF: What is your favorite style of music?
BZ: Country. I love me some country!
KF: What is your favorite song of all-time?
BZ: My favorite song is "Sitting On the Dock of the Bay."
KF: Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera and why?
BZ: Britney Spears. I remembered when she first came out on MTV. My friends and I would stop whatever we were doing when we heard her and salute because she was so hot.
KF: Do you have a favorite TV show and why do you like that show?
BZ: I like the bachelor and bachelorette. I don't know why, I just do!
KF: What is your favorite food and why do you like that food?
BZ: I love steak. You can't go wrong with a juicy steak bleeding on the plate.
KF: Nobody knows how much you like to.?
BZ: Sing in the shower.
KF: What is the most interesting thing about you?
BZ: I'm a unique character. It takes a lot to get to know me.
KF: What is your advice to kids?
BZ: Listen to your parents. They're probably right.
KF: What is the one thing you'd most like to change about the world?
BZ: I would change people's attitudes and make them friendlier. There needs to be more good things going.
KF: What is your favorite snack food and why?
BZ: I love Scooby snacks because they're excellent. They're like gummy bears!
KF: What is your favorite non-athletic activity and why?
BZ: I love being around my family. It makes me happy.
KF: Do you have a favorite quote or saying?
BZ: "Everyone has the will to win if those with the will to prepare do win."
KF: Top-five on your bucket list?
BZ: Hawaii; take a cruise to Alaska; tour Europe; climb Mount Everest and go on an African safari.
KF: Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
BZ: I see myself retired and living in Colorado in a log cabin on a mountain.
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