20 Questions with Jason Gay

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I had the privilege of interviewing Wall Street Journal sports writer Jason Gay. He’s not only a great writer, but he’s very funny. For example, in his recent article, “Last-Minute Gift Shopping for Derek Jeter,” he said, “I’m a terrible procrastinator. Jeter is days away from retirement and I still haven’t bought the dude a gift. Have you?” I was excited when he agreed to respond to 20 questions for my blog, so here goes.

True or False Questions

Q: The Seattle Seahawks will repeat as Super Bowl champions.

A: True. They will win Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, Best Supporting Actor and Employee of the Month at Panera.

Q: The New York Knicks will advance past the first round of the playoffs.

A: False. They will also lose in first round of the Australian Open.

Q: A non-QB will receive NFL MVP this season.

A: Rachel Nichols seems to be the leader at moment and she isn’t a quarterback.

Q: The Spurs will return to the NBA finals this season.

A: Yes but don’t hassle them, they’re 74 and napping.

Q: At least one rookie QB from this recent class will make a Pro Bowl.

A: The Pro Bowl was discontinued in 1982.

Q: Oregon will win the college football playoffs.

A: Don’t be insane, there are no playoffs in college football, have you lost your mind?

Q: Michael Crabtree is a mediocre wide receiver.

A: This question feels left over from a January episode of First Take.

Q: Kevin Durant will leave Oklahoma City when he becomes a free agent in 2016.

A: I think Kevin Durant will leave Oklahoma City in 2014. Do you just want him to stay in the city limits his entire life? What happens when they play the Mavericks?

Other questions

Q: Who will be remembered in a more positive way? Mariano Rivera or Derek Jeter?

A: Yogi Berra.

Q: Will Lebron James be able to win four or more titles with his new team in Cleveland to tie Michael Jordan with six total rings?

A: Who needs six rings?

Q: How do you think the Jameis Winston fiasco involving all his troubles be 

handled? Is the media overreacting, or are we underreacting?

A: We’re reacting.

Q: How far can Johnny Manziel go in his career? Will he be successful in the NFL?

A: He will win somewhere between zero and 20 Super Bowls. Book it.

Q: What do you think the NFL should do about the domestic violence rampage?

A: Join the 21st century?

Q: Who is your pick to win the World Series?

A: Maple Leafs.

Q: When will you get back to watching football?

A: Did already, if you consider the Jets football.

Q: Favorite time of day to write.

A: Deadline.

Q: Favorite place to write.

A: Tie: top of the Empire State Building or back of Larry Ellison’s mega yacht.

Q: Favorite all-time athlete.

A: Vin Diesel.

Q: Favorite article you’ve ever written for the Wall Street Journal.

A: Vin Diesel Has a Cold.

Q: Hardest thing about writing for a living.

A: Trick question! Nothing.

What would you ask Jason Gay?

You can read Jason Gay’s Wall Street Journal articles here or follow him on twitter at @JasonWSJ.

About Me:

I’m Spencer (Alexander) Zied, a 10th grader from New York, New York. I love to play basketball, football and tennis, and am a big fan of the Knicks, Giants, Yankees, Oregon football and North Carolina basketball teams. I’m also a big fan of First Take and Sportscenter on ESPN. You can email me at spencer.zied@gmail.com or connect with me on twitter, on Facebook, or on Instagram (szied713).

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