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Me: Last year you didn’t play football what did you do?
JB: Worked on a construction site back home in Australia. I didn’t like it.. I like kicking footballs for a living.
Me: What do you like to do away from the field?
JB: I like to golf, me and a couple of the guys like Graig Newman like to hit a few balls over at Aspen Links. If I could play any other sport professionally I’d be a pro-golfer.
Me: You played Aussie Rules football…worst injury?
JB: I injured my AC joint in my shoulder.
Me: Does it bother you when the teammates bug you about doing very little in practice?
JB: Hey now Ballsy, we do lots of work behind the scenes..(Laughs). Actually they should bug us we don’t do that much!
Me: How do you occupy yourself during the game?
JB: Well I do watch the game, but I like to go around and piss guys off!
Me: Best sideline prank this season that you have pulled.
JB: Well I loosened the top of the water bottle on Greg Jones and he spilled all over himself. He’s vowing to get me back.
Me: Favourite restaurant in Regina?
JB: Mr. Mike’s because we get 50 percent off
Me: 2 biggest Halloween costumes this year are supposed to be Donald Trump and Pokémon Go..what do you think?
JB: That’s dumb. Halloween wasn’t a big thing in Australia so I like the fact it’s celebrated here. I dressed up as a crocodile a couple of years in a row. I have some big plans for this Halloween but I’m not telling you.
Me: Make your bed everyday?
Me: Biggest pet peeve?
JB: Besides answering your goofy questions? (laughs) Oh messy people.
Me: Says the guy who doesn’t make his bed.
JB: Hey nobody sees that and I’m just crawling into it again..