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mesaSteeler
12-04-2011, 08:01 AM
Steelers First & 10: Ryan Mundy
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/local_sports/steelers-first-ryan-mundy/article_297da5f3-3f30-5518-b2f4-54ae103d084a.html?mode=print

By Mike Bires mbires@timesonline.com | Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 11:45 pm

The Steelers’ backup safety and special teams whiz, a third-year pro out of Woodland Hills High School, took some time before practice this week to answer these decidedly non-football questions from The Times’ Mike Bires:

After your high school career at Woodland Hills, why did you choose Michigan?

“I had about 30 offers, but I really didn’t even have a top five. It was pretty much Michigan and Pitt. I did also take visits to Virginia and North Carolina State, but I knew it would come down to Michigan or Pitt. I eventually decided I wanted to get out of Pittsburgh and experience a different part of the country.”

At the NFL Combine every year, potential draft picks must take the Wonderlic test (which assesses the aptitude of prospective employees). You had an outstanding Wonderlic score of 29, which is 10 points higher than the average for safeties. What’s the story behind your score?

“I didn’t answer all the questions. There are 50 questions that you’re supposed to answer in 12 minutes. I don’t know anybody (at the combine) who answers them all. But I did answer 29 questions, and got 29 right.”

Is that why your teammates call you “Wonderlic”?

“Actually, it’s only Coach (Mike) Tomlin who calls me ‘Wonderlic.’ “

What does it mean for a guy who grew up in Pittsburgh to be playing with the hometown Steelers?

“It means a lot to me, but more so for my family, who’ve been for me every step of the way since I first started playing football in 1992.”

As a guy who’s lived in the Pittsburgh area for all your life, what’s your favorite restaurant in town?

“I’m supposed to say my restaurant. I’m part owner of Savoy Restaurant and Lounge in the Strip District. We have great food there. But a place I also like is Nine on Nine on the corner of Penn Avenue and Ninth Avenue downtown.”

If there’s anyone you could sit down and have dinner with, who would it be?

“Warren Buffett, because it always seems like he’s one step ahead. That’s one of the keys to being successful in business and life ... having the foresight and being able to see things before they happen.”

Did you vote for Barack Obama in the last presidential election? How do you think he’s doing?

“Yes, I did vote for him. And I think he is doing a good job. He inherited a tough job. He’s doing the best he can, and hopefully he’ll get another four years.”

Once you’re done playing football, what kind of work do you see yourself getting into?

“I want to get into business. I have a few ideas as far as helping athletes who didn’t make it professionally. So many athletes I went to college with, they have degrees but they can’t get jobs ... they aren’t prepared for life after football. That’s one of my passions ... helping athletes transition into life after football. And beyond that, I’d like to get into other types of business, maybe as a financial advisor or something with the mortgage industry.”

What’s the best vacation you’ve ever taken?

“I really haven’t been on too many vacations. Mostly everywhere I’ve been to, it’s been sports related. But I did end up going to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico last March. That was really my first vacation where I was just relaxing. I went there with my fiancée. It was great.”

Is there a vacation destination you want to visit some day?

“Probably Egypt ... just to study the history of Egypt and to see the pyramids and the ancient Egyptian tombs. I’d also like to visit Israel some day.”

SteeleReign
12-04-2011, 08:21 AM
Smart dude! Maybe he can add Offensive Coordinator to his dream sheet....

MasterOfPuppets
12-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Smart dude! Maybe he can add Offensive Coordinator to his dream sheet....
smart ? did you read this ? :nono:

“Yes, I did vote for him. And I think he is doing a good job. He inherited a tough job. He’s doing the best he can, and hopefully he’ll get another four years.”

QCbeauBlak
12-04-2011, 11:11 AM
lol.. funny how ones political stance can change the overall opinion of someone.. smdh

I think this kid will be really good once it's time for him to start. It's nice to see that he has a good head on his shoulders. I never really paid attention when in the games but other that safety, does he play nickle? I see him on special teams and making good plays on the defense when inserted but wasn't sure which sub packages he's used for. Wasn't sure if he only subbed for troy and ryan.

SteeleReign
12-04-2011, 08:58 PM
smart ? did you read this ? :nono:

lol...yeah, I did read that. But, come on, you know that Steelers football is infintely more important than the pathetic state of our economy and the crooks in Washington. :argue:

sharkweek
12-04-2011, 10:45 PM
the funny thing about politics and religion is they can get in the way of logic and reasoning

one thing wonderlic doesn't do is test for creativity, of which he always could have skirted the political question with something like, "what are you talking about? Art Rooney II is my president" :flap:

Lambertfan
12-05-2011, 03:20 PM
:tt::tt04:That's why I like to keep politics out of sports. I care about football and I don't want to know about their politics or religion or sex for that matter..

steelfury02
12-05-2011, 03:38 PM
Let's not give the executive branch more power than they actually have

Presidents get too much blame and too much credit for the state of the economy

When companies are given government bailouts, then turnaround and give their execs millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses I think you can understand where the problem is. Let's also not get into Dem v. Rep because there isn't much difference - they both share one common idea - put the screws to the little people

bye bye middle class:wave:

Oh yea, and go Steelers:thumbsup:

rich4eagle
12-05-2011, 03:59 PM
smart ? did you read this ? :nono:

Shows he is indeed smart and maybe you not so much! What he said was completely accurate the President inherited a mess.:tt04:

You should keep righty in denial of reality politics out of football

Fire Arians
12-06-2011, 09:58 AM
lol...yeah, I did read that. But, come on, you know that Steelers football is infintely more important than the pathetic state of our economy and the crooks in Washington. :argue:

true that! :thumbsup: