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?
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.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on twitter, on Facebook, or on Instagram (szied713).