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July 16, 2007
July 16, 2007

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July 16, 2007

SI Players: LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
SOCCER
GOLF
Baseball
Tennis
  • Redeeming the wettest Wimbledon since the Flood, Venus Williams sailed to her fourth singles title, and Roger Federer tied Bjorn Borg's record of five straight with an epic win over rival Rafael Nadal

Jerry Jones

Q & A

Andy Samberg
The Saturday Night Live star is in Hot Rod, opening Aug. 3

This is an article from the July 16, 2007 issue Original Layout

SI: You play an Evel Knievel wannabe in Hot Rod. Were you a daredevil as a kid?

Samberg: Until I discovered girls, I was a complete idiot. I would jump off everything and crack my head open all the time. I also wanted to play football, but my parents wouldn't let me. They were too into being hippies.

SI: Growing up in the Bay Area, you must have great sports memories. But what's your worst?

Samberg: The worst day of my life was Kirk Gibson's home run against the A's. I sat in front of the TV—turned off—for an hour after the game, I was so heartbroken.

SI: Lazy Sunday: How does one spend an entire Sunday without watching football?

Samberg: The joke is that [Lazy Sunday] is really lame. But during the football season we have what we call Family Day. [SNL castmate] Seth Meyers is a Steelers fan, I'm a Niners fan, and we and a bunch of friends get together to watch football. We order food and are hung over. That's the best day of the week.

Q&A Extras
For more from Andy Samberg go to SI.com/extramustard.

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