Random Questions With Nate Wayne


**For those of you who have ever wanted to peek inside the mind of a Packers player, here's your chance. For those who wish they knew more about a player than his statistics and position on the depth chart, this is for you.

It was with those desires in mind that Packers.com peppered several Packers players with a series of Random Questions. Here's what happened when we put linebacker Nate Wayne in the hot seat:**

What's your favorite TV Show?

"Law and Order, I just got a thing for police shows. NYPD Blue, anything else you can name, CHiPS."

What's your favorite type of food, and can you prepare it?

"Lasagna, when I don't cook it. I can only cook enough to get by -- just enough for myself."

Do you play videogames?

"Now I do. Since training camp started up I've been playing that new Tiger Woods golf. I like the match play in that game."

How was your time while you were at Denver, was it a shock to move to Green Bay?

"I liked Denver a lot, I had a good time, but it wasn't tough to move to Green Bay. Nothing to me is a shock, I just know how to adapt."

Who is your favorite comedian?

"I like Bernie Mac, Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker, all those guys."

Do you like their movies or their stand-up?

"I like to see them in the movies, it's good to see them acting. I'm wishing that new Martin Lawrence stand-up movie was playing here, but I guess I'll just catch it when it comes out on DVD."

What was your favorite toy when you were growing up?

"A toy that my brother and I made up -- it was a basketball hoop made out of a bent up coat hanger. We'd put it on the back of the door and just bend it into place. Without a doubt that was my favorite toy. We didn't have a lot of money for the nicer toys."

Who was better at the game, you or your brother?

"I was, without a doubt."

Who were your sports heroes growing up?

"Wilbur Marshall, Michael Jordan, Walter Payton. I've never had the opportunity to meet those guys. I'd love to meet Jordan, but I just don't see it happening."

Who is the first person you call after a game?

"My mom and my wife, just to chat and see what I did wrong. My mom always tells me what I did wrong. She doesn't hold any pity for me. Especially when I miss a tackle. She's always telling me, 'You coulda done this better, that's not like you, I raised you better!' She keeps me in line."

What's better, Lambeau Field in September or Lambeau Field in December?

"December! In September the atmosphere is wild and crazy like it should be, which is nice. But in December it's just . . . it's great. It's 10-below and people don't have shirts on, what's better than that?"

Is it different to be entering Lambeau Field from the southeast end instead of the north end?

"Yeah, it's different but things change and you just have to move on. No doubt it's been worth the little changes, because look around, this is a great facility. The locker room is amazing, you know there's just nothing out there like this. It's top of the line!"

In a movie about your life who would play you?

"It'd have to be somebody crazy, a good all-around guy. Other than Mini-Me I'd have to say Bernie Mac."

If you could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would it be?

"I'd have to say Tamiko, Nata, and then Tamia, my wife and two kids. Time is short."

What is your favorite all-time TV commercial?

"I like all the ESPN commercials, my favorite is the biking one with Lance Armstrong where the electricity goes out and Dan Patrick has to go and check on him. That's classic!"

So which guy on the team could do Lance Armstrong's job and power all of Lambeau Field?

"I'd have to say Hardy (Nickerson), just cause his motor is always going! He's 36 and he looks like he's still 25."

In any sport, who is the best athlete you've ever seen?

"Walter Payton. You see a lot of football players go and play in these charity basketball games, and you see a lot of other guys play in charity golf tournaments, but you never see a basketball player or golfer strap on the cleats and play a charity football game. Nobody wants to play contact football. Payton brought a tough sport to a new level, and that's why he's the best."

What's the best vacation you've ever been on?

"This year we (family) went to Florida. That was real nice. They gave me one day to golf, but otherwise we sat on the beach, played in the water, made sandcastles. I got buried in the sand, I buried a couple of them, it was just real relaxing."

Do you have any nicknames?


Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

"Other than me? I'd say we got another one right here on the team in Donald Driver, he works hard and never seems to get the credit."

What's your favorite holiday?

"I don't really get too excited for holidays. I'm just thankful when I get to spend time with my family. When I get up in the morning being able to have fun with the guys and spend time with the family, every day is just the same for me."

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