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By JOHN C. COTEY, JOANNE KORTH, BRIAN LANDMAN, SCOTT PURKS and PETE YOUNG

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 28, 2001


The Times caught up with the starting players for both Super Bowl teams and posed some off-the-wall questions.

Giants

FB GREG COMELLA: Job he'd most want to try: "I would probably start an Internet company and retire a millionaire in a couple of years."

T LUKE PETITGOUT: Job he'd most want to try: "I guess I'd be working with my clothing line, called "O-Line.' "

RB TIKI BARBER: Job he'd most want to try: "I'd be a computer programmer."

TE PETE MITCHELL: What's the most surprising news of the week? "No doubt it's getting voted the sexiest player (by an internet voting system). ... How is this possible? I'm flattered but these women obviously haven't seen me."

DT KEITH HAMILTON: Job he'd most want to try: "I'm a blue-collar guy; whatever blue-collar guys do, that's what I'd be doing."

DE MICHAEL STRAHAN: What's the worst question you've been asked here? "Is Tiki (Barber) wearing his thong today. I think Tiki is actually wearing his leopard-skin thong."

LB MICHEAL BARROW: Favorite sound: "Off the field, in church, when we sing, "Hallelujah.' I love that sound. On the field, it could be when I get a quarterback real good and he goes, "Oooh.' I like that, too."

LB JESSIE ARMSTEAD: Job he'd most want to try: "I'd probably be an FBI agent, putting my life on the line."

WR AMANI TOOMER: Job he'd most want to try: "I'd be doing what (comedian/actor) Jay (Mohr) is doing; I'd be trying to make movies."

WR IKE HILLIARD: Job he'd most want to try: "I really don't know."

DE CEDRIC JONES: If you could meet any person, living or dead, who would it be?: "I'd have to say Martin Luther King, Jr."

CB JASON SEHORN: Job he'd most want to try: "That's a scary proposition for me. I don't know what the heck I'd do."

CB RYAN PHILLIPS: If you could meet any person, living or dead, who would it be? "I'd have to say Jesus." DT CHRISTIAN PETER: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? "My (maternal) grandfather (Henry Krauss), who died a couple years ago (and) was the biggest Giants fan."

C DUSTY ZEIGLER: Job he'd most want to try: "I probably would make a career of lounging on my sofa."

G RON STONE: Job he'd most want to try: "I don't know. I have no idea."

T LOMAS BROWN: Job he'd most want to try: "Maybe I'd work for the media. I like the freedom of the press. You guys get to express your opinion."

G GLENN PARKER: If you weren't a player, what job would you be doing? "I would be teaching and hopefully working in a winery."

QB KERRY COLLINS: On the 10-20 Diet Cokes he supposedly consumes per day: "It's more like three to five, and it's Diet Pepsi."

CB DAVE THOMAS: Job he'd most like to try: Police officer or Armed Services.

S SHAUN WILLIAMS: Job he'd most like to try: Coach or record producer.

K BRAD DALUISO: Job he'd most like to try: Let's keep it to kicking.

P BRAD MAYNARD: Job he'd most like to try: guard in the NBA. Favorite sound: waterfalls. Least favorite sound: static on the radio.

S SAM GARNES: Job he'd not like to try: Construction.

Ravens

WR SHANNON SHARPE: Job he'd most want to try: law enforcement.

WR PAT JOHNSON: Job he'd most want to try: writing screenplays.

QB TRENT DILFER: Job he'd most want to try: professional golfer.

FB SAM GASH: Job he'd most want to try: general manager.

RB JAMAL LEWIS: Favorite sound: pads colliding.

DE MICHAEL McCRARY: Job he'd least want to do: anything in a cubicle.

DE ROB BURNETT: Favorite sound: the opening of an envelope with a big, fat check in it.

DT TONY SIRAGUSA: Job he'd least want to do: a plumber, when my sewer line breaks.

DT SAM ADAMS: Job he'd most want to try: working in the community.

LB JAMIE SHARPER: Job he'd most want to try: "Guidance counselor. I'd finish up my graduate work and be a high school guidance counselor."

LB PETER BOULWARE: Job he'd most want to try: "The Lord had a plan for me to play football, and if the Lord has a plan for me to do something else then that's what I'll do. Right now my job first and foremost is to minister to the people."

LB RAY LEWIS: If you weren't playing football, what job would you like to try: Fat, up on the couch eating.

CB CHRIS McALISTER: Job he'd most want to try: "That's hard to say because I've been living and dreaming football my entire life. But I think I'd be helping out the kids, like in the neighborhoods where I grew up."

CB DUANE STARKS: Job he'd most want to try: "I'd be working with kids in the community. I'd be some kind of mentor. Someone that guides a kid in the right direction."

S KIM HERRING: Job he'd most want to try: "Let's see, I probably would have gotten out of school last year, and I'd have a master's degree in nutritional science. I'd be a dietician."

S ROD WOODSON: Job he'd most want to try: "I'd probably be in sales, be more involved in my car dealerships; I own four of those. I'd spend more time with them."

K MATT STOVER: Job he'd most want to try: "I'd probably be a politician, a Republican. I'm a Bush guy."

P KYLE RICHARDSON: Job he'd most want to try: "I'd be a ... I don't know. I have no thought processes beyond football. Right after college I worked in the circulation department of a newspaper, the Jonesboro (Ark.) Sun, where I went to college (Arkansas State). I got a taste of that, and I thought I'd give a shot at something else. I think it worked out."

G EDWIN MULITALO: Job you would like to try: Coach, ukulele player. Job would not want to do: sit behind a desk. Person want to meet: Jesus, Bob Marley.

C JEFF MITCHELL: Job you would not want to try: Sportswriter. Person want to meet: George Strait.

T HARRY SWAYNE: Job you would like to try: basketball player.

T JONATHAN OGDEN: Job you would like to try: Rock star.

WR QADRY ISMAIL: Job you would like to try: PGA Tour professional.

G MIKE FLYNN: Job you would like to try: Rock star.

-- Compiled by John C. Cotey, Joanne Korth, Brian Landman, Scott Purks and Pete Young.

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