Timeout with Brandon Briggs
November 23, 2008
TIMEOUT WITH BRANDON BRIGGS
BY MIKE HOUSER
Nevada Appeal Sports Writer
(Brandon Briggs is a senior goalkeeper for the Carson Senators boys soccer team. Briggs set a state record with 34 career shutouts.)
MH: What don’t people don’t get about playing goalkeeper?
BB: The pressure’s always on you. Every mistake is your fault. Every loss is your fault. And you never get any credit for the win.
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MH: Talk about holding the state record of 34 shutouts.
BB: It’s a great honor. It wasn’t just me. It was the defense. The whole team helped me through. It’s awesome knowing you hold that record.
MH: (Former Manchester United goalkeeper) Peter Schmeichel is “
BB: Just incredible. He’s just a beast in the goal. He knows exactly what he wants his defense to do and he isn’t afraid to take a hit.
MH: When I need a good laugh, I turn to “
BB: (Carson senior midfielder) Johnny (Nuthall). He’s our class clown. He’s lighthearted about absolutely everything.
MH: My favorite movie is “
BB: ‘Never Back Down.’ It’s just intense. It has the right amount of fighting and love in it. You’ve got to have a hot girl in the movie.
MH: If I could’ve written one song it would be “
BB: ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ It’s just an awesome song.
MH: My favorite subject in school is “
BB: I don’t like school at all. I’ll go with anything that has to do with sports.
MH: If I didn’t play soccer, I would “
BB: Probably play football. I’d play (all positions) until I found which one I liked.
MH: What people don’t know about me.
BB: I travel to Sacramento for practice, sometimes two, three times a week just to play soccer.
MH: In 10 years I’d like to be “
BB: Playing soccer professionally ” anywhere they’d let me. EPL would be awesome.
MH: My ESPN moment was “
BB: Sophomore year I came out (of goal) for a 50-50 ball outside the box. I went to kick it out and collided with the (Reno Huskies) kid. I knocked him out with a knee to the head. You guys had (a picture of) it in the paper.
MH: Fill in the blank. ” (are) so hot.
BB: Bikini Girls. They’re just on the beach, showing plenty of skin.
MH: Fast Forward or Rewind?
BB: Fast Forward. Fifteen years. I’ll be on the beach somewhere tropical with a Victoria’s Secret model by my side and a Lambo (Lamborghini) parked out front.
MH: Timeout or Parting Shot?
BB: Parting Shot. I’m going to go out and have some fun tonight.
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