Over the course of the last few months we’ve had installments that took a deep dive into each athlete on the Wisconsin football and men’s basketball team. Every day we had a new player that took the spotlight and we got to know him a little bit better. We learned about their background, their recruitment and what made them the special athletes they are today.
Now, with both of those series wrapped up, we decided to take a look at the people behind each of those posts. Yes, that’s right, the humble and handsome blogger. In this series you’ll get to know the keyboard warriors that give you sports opinions, beer takes, mascot rankings and reality show recaps. It’s not an easy job, or a hard one, but someone has to do it. (Editor’s note: do we?)
Up first in our series is the newest member of the team in J.J. Post!
Get to know your blogger….
Name: Jay “J.J.” Post
Position with B5Q: Freshman servant to Drew (I also write about soccer and volleyball)
Years with B5Q: 0.2
Recruiting info out of HS (where you grew up, college): Born and raised in Mountainside, New Jersey, then went to high school at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City. Currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Tell us about yourself….
Favorite article/accomplishment with B5Q? Getting brought on to the team in the first place!
Favorite Wisconsin sports memory? The Final Four win over Kentucky in 2015.
Go to drink of choice? For legal reasons I will go with root beer (Editor’s note: Smart answer, this is how he got into UW right here folks)
You get one album to listen to for the rest of your life, what are you choosing and why?
The Life of Pablo, by Kanye West. I’m a huge Kanye fan, and for me this is a fantastic combination of everything he had done to that point in his career, as well as some seamlessly added new elements.
Favorite book? Movie? Television show?
Book: The Ball is Round
Movie: Little Giants
Television show: Parks and Recreation
If money wasn’t a concern where would you live, what would you do, and what would your lifestyle look like?
I’d have a house on the Jersey Shore, but I’d spend most of my time traveling the world and country and going to sporting events.
What sport would you like to compete in professionally if you had the ability and skill to?
Soccer. I love the local passion the game can bring out when you’re representing your club or country in the stands with a jersey, and can only imagine what it would feel like to be on the field for one of those teams.
What would be the first few things you would try if you found out you were completely impervious to physical harm?
Does physical harm exempt me from tears? If so, I’d finally rewatch the Miracle at the New Meadowlands.
(Editor’s note: go Birds.)