Ten questions about life away from football with Panthers offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner:
Q. I know youre one of the smartest guys in the locker room. Are you in Mensa?
A. (Laughs). No. No Im not.
Q. Whats your favorite book?
A. My favorite book? Gosh. Oh man. There are so many good ones out there. Just to limit yourself to one favorite book? My favorite book as a kid was Hatchet.
Q. Why was it Hatchet?
A. I dont know I just thought it was sweet. That guy was awesome.
Q. Do you watch Jeopardy! regularly?
A. I do watch it on a nightly basis when Im at home. Im not like running to be home at 7 to watch Jeopardy!
Q. Is it a family affair?
A. Yeah, it is. Normally my wife and my baby and I sit there and watch it together. I get most of the right answers, though. My daughter hasnt figured it out yet. Shes only 7 weeks old.
Q. Do you think its good for her to watch it? I mean, that you think hopefully itll stick?
A. I think shes going to be a trivia champion when she grows up because shes going to watch so much Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune with her dad that shell have lots of useless knowledge by the time shes of age to be on that show.
Q. Im a much better Jeopardy! player than Wheel of Fortune. Are you good at both?
A. Jeopardy! Im good depending on the category. If you go 19th Century British Literature, Im probably not going to do real well. But other categories Ill do much better.
Q. What is your best category?
A. Something thats not British Literature. Maybe Ill watch it tonight.
Q. You majored in finance at Texas A&M. Maybe youre good at some numbers-based category?
A. Eh. They dont really have those, do they?
Q. How many miles are we from the sun?
A. Oh gosh. Ninety-three million. What is 93 million?
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