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Josh Brown

Feb. 06, 2006
Feb. 06, 2006

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Feb. 6, 2006

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Josh Brown

SEAHAWKS KICKER

As told to Nunyo Demasio

On the SuperBowl's being in Detroit

This is an article from the Feb. 6, 2006 issue Original Layout

I don't know howpleasurable Detroit is in February, but right now I can't imagine any otherplace on earth I'd rather be. Who cares if you're snowed in for three or fourdays, as long as you get to that game.

On Steelerskicker Jeff Reed

I met him when weplayed in Seattle two years ago. It was just casual talking before the game. Idon't know much about him. He's a good guy from what I've heard.

On his doinggymnastics as a child growing up in Foyil, Okla. (pop. 234)

I started when Iwas about four. It was something for me to do when my parents were at work. Istopped when I was 11 or 12. It was too expensive to be playing three or fourdifferent sports and paying hundreds of dollars a year to play each sport.

On starting pianolessons last year

The idea behindit was that my mother [Quana] and my sister [Karen] play piano. Everybody inour family is musical; I've been singing since I was about five. So since Ihave spare time and don't have a family of my own, it gives me a new skill tolearn. I can play five songs--by Keith Urban, Phil Vassar, Elton John and acouple of songs my local church does.

On his friendshipwith the multi-platinum-selling country band Rascal Flatts

When I was atNebraska, they played a small theater in Lincoln. One of the guys, [guitaristand vocalist] Joe Don Rooney, is from Picher, Oklahoma, near my hometown. Iintroduced myself as a small-town kid from Oklahoma. And it just kind of tookoff from there. We all text message each other and give each other support,like when Rascal Flatts is getting awards on TV or when I've got a biggame.

On pregamesuperstitions

I'm not really asuperstitious guy, but I like fresh, comfortable socks. I don't like socks thatare worn out. I want to be on the field feeling as comfortable as I can.Sometimes socks are the biggest thing.

On the SuperBowl's being in Detroit

I don't know howpleasurable Detroit is in February, but right now I can't imagine any otherplace on earth I'd rather be. Who cares if you're snowed in for three or fourdays, as long as you get to that game.

On Steelerskicker Jeff Reed

I met him when weplayed in Seattle two years ago. It was just casual talking before the game. Idon't know much about him. He's a good guy from what I've heard.

On his doinggymnastics as a child growing up in Foyil, Okla. (pop. 234)

I started when Iwas about four. It was something for me to do when my parents were at work. Istopped when I was 11 or 12. It was too expensive to be playing three or fourdifferent sports and paying hundreds of dollars a year to play each sport.

On starting pianolessons last year

The idea behindit was that my mother [Quana] and my sister [Karen] play piano. Everybody inour family is musical; I've been singing since I was about five. So since Ihave spare time and don't have a family of my own, it gives me a new skill tolearn. I can play five songs--by Keith Urban, Phil Vassar, Elton John and acouple of songs my local church does.

On his friendshipwith the multi-platinum-selling country band Rascal Flatts

When I was atNebraska, they played a small theater in Lincoln. One of the guys, [guitaristand vocalist] Joe Don Rooney, is from Picher, Oklahoma, near my hometown. Iintroduced myself as a small-town kid from Oklahoma. And it just kind of tookoff from there. We all text message each other and give each other support,like when Rascal Flatts is getting awards on TV or when I've got a biggame.

On pregamesuperstitions

I'm not really asuperstitious guy, but I like fresh, comfortable socks. I don't like socks thatare worn out. I want to be on the field feeling as comfortable as I can.Sometimes socks are the biggest thing.

BROWN, 26, GOTTHE CHINESE SYMBOL FOR "POWER" TATTOOED ON HIS KICKING FOOT IN COLLEGE.THE 6-FOOT 202-POUNDER HAS MADE 22 OF 30 FIELD GOALS THIS SEASON.

PHOTOPhotograph by Marcus SwansonPHOTOOTTO GREULE JR/GETTY IMAGES (ACTION)PHOTOJAMES A. FINELY/AP (REFEREE)