Hot Clicks: Caroline Celic; Guinness records set in 2011
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I don't want to oversell this, but this photo gallery of 2011 Guinness Book Records -- which includes the steepest roller coaster, most hugs in one hour, most people in a BMW Mini, and most beer bottles rode over on a unicycle -- is outstanding.
SI.com: Yankees or Tigers, do you have a preference?
Wilson: It's hard to say you have a preference. Obviously, we have homefield against Detroit, and not New York. But other than that there's no preference.
SI.com: You're starting Game 1, which means you could make three starts. How do you feel about pitching on three days rest?
Wilson: I don't know what our program is with that. I don't know if the team would have me throw Games 1, 4, 7 or 1, 5 and pitch in relief. I don't know. It doesn't really matter. At that point you're pitching for all the marbles and you wait your whole life to be put in that position. You're just hoping for success really.
SI.com: You had a rough start against the Rays in the ALDS. What do you chalk that up to? Was it a mechanical thing?
Wilson: I just got all my runs allowed out of the way. I just gotta think positive. But it was probably a little bit of everything. I'm not going to dwell on it. I had a bunch of good starts in a row in August and September and then I had a bad one. It's all right.
SI.com: You guys reached the World Series last year. Does this postseason feel different from last postseason?
Wilson: It does feel different. Even though we went through Tampa Bay again, it's not that it's old hat, but there's familiarity. Especially since it was just last year that we were in the playoffs. It we had like a year off, maybe it would feel new, but we have virtually the same team, so people are confident and positive about where we are.
SI.com: Lately you've been tweeting a lot about your photography, racing cars, bacon...
Wilson: Bacon is fantastic.
SI.com: And actress Olivia Wilde. [Eds note: Wilson and SI Swimsuit model Dominique Piek recently had an amicable split.]
Wilson: She's a good looking woman, man.
SI.com: Rank them in order of preference.
Wilson: I think she might be a vegetarian or vegan, so bacon might have to be off the list if she's on the list.
SI.com: Would you give up bacon for Olivia Wilde?
Wilson: Yeah, I'd give up bacon for Olivia Wilde. If she's really cool. Hopefully she is. But the next girl I date has to be into car racing on some level or understand cars. If someone doesn't understand my passion for car racing, then I just don't think it has much of a chance at all.