Catching Jordan Tour: Jordan Interview and a Giveaway
• What do you feel before a football game?
Pure adrenaline. Excitement. My heart pounds and I can’t stop moving. Also, I generally feel like I could eat 10 meatball subs in a row.
• How did you and Henry first meet?
We were in different classes in kindergarten. One day at recess, my teacher said it was time to go back to class so I started sprinting toward her. Henry was sprinting in the opposite direction and we collided. Our heads banged together. We fell down. I got a black eye and he had a big welt on his forehead. The next day, we hung out on the playground and he was angry because my black eye was bigger and nastier looking than his welt.
• What was it like growing up with the great Donovan Woods as a father?
Lots of free Gatorade! Kidding, kidding. My parents are there for me if I need them, but Dad has always been busy and he travels a ton, even in the off season. One thing that sucked was that it was hard to know if people liked me because of my dad or because they liked me for me.
• In Catching Jordan, you become quite the poet! Do you have a recent poem to share with us?
My poetry abilities are still very much a work-in-progress, so I’m going to share a poem that was cut from my memoir, Catching Jordan. Some of this made it back into the book as prose.
I’ll admit it
I started out as a cheerleader
Cheering for a Pop Warner team, the Hornets
Mom dressed me up
Skirts and pompoms and ribbons
At my third game, Henry played quarterback
Instead of cheering I was searching for crickets behind some trees
Good bait is always important
The ball went out of bounds
I ran to grab it
I hurled it
It flew farther than any of Henry’s passes
I traded my pompoms in for cleats
And Henry became a wide receiver
• Who do you look up to that is in football professionally?
Tom Brady (unless he’s rocking some gross ponytail, which has been known to happen)
Chad Ochocinco, because he stays true to himself.
But wait! There’s more! I am hosting a giveaway for a $25 giftcard to Barnes & Noble!!! Awesome right?? All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with a way to contact you. For an extra entry, tweet about the contest and leave an extra comment with the link to the tweet. This giveaway will end on 12/12 at 12:01 am.
There is also another giveaway going on at A Good Addiction for a marked up annotated copy of Catching Jordan! You will only get the chance to get this during the tour. For more info, go HERE