John Brownell Q&A

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 20, 2004

Every week during the fall season, will provide Sooner fans a candid look at the Oklahoma baseball team through individual question and answer sessions with each player.  This week John Brownell answers a variety of questions ranging from his favorite holiday to the last movie he rented.

1. What would be the title of your autobiography?  John Brownell

2. If you could star in a movie with any particular actor or actress, who would it be?  Chevy Chase

3. Do you have anything in particular that you collect?  No

4. Name one thing the fans don’t know about you.  I have a 150 pound Golden Retriever named Jackson.

5. What do you like to do when you’re not playing baseball?  Listen to music

6. What was the toy that you played with the most when you were younger?  Any sort of ball

7. What’s the first thing you had to learn about playing your position?  You have to throw strikes

8. What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?  Swimming with hundreds of sting rays

9. Do you have a pre-game ritual you perform?  Explain.  Yes, I always stretch in a certain order and the rest is a secret.

10. If you could do one thing better it would be ...  Reading.

11. What’s your nickname?  Brownie

12. Biggest accomplishments:  Being able to play Division I baseball

13. My favorite moment in a game is ...  The last three innings of the game because that is when pressure and intensity is at its highest.

14. Most memorable baseball experience:  Pitching in the high school state championship at Rosenblatt Stadium

15. The toughest thing I’ve ever had to do:  Sit out for a year with an injury

16. The most famous person I have ever met:  Reggie White

17. Must-see TV:  Baseball Tonight

18. Favorite song:  Kazmir by Led Zepplin

19. Favorite topping on waffles or pancakes:  Butter and syrup

20. What do you feel that you contribute most to this team?  Support because I will back everyone up and will fight for each and every one of them.

21. Name someone that you have always wanted to meet.  John Elway

22. Favorite holiday:  Christmas

23. What is the most recent movie you have rented?  The Butterfly Effect

24. What is your favorite thing to do in Norman?  I don’t know yet because I haven’t been here long enough.

25. What is your dream job?  To play professional baseball

26. What is your top priority?  My faith in God





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