10 Questions: Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen

We ask 10 questions of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen:

Q. Are you a “Modern Family” fan?
It’s my favorite show. It’s always something I watch. I love it.

Q. Which “Modern Family” character are you?
I always joke with my wife that my goal is to be Phil Dunphy. I don’t know if she feels that’s the perfect father role model but I think he’s hilarious. The whole thing with him is unbelievable. Everything he does to me is funny.

Q. What do you listen to in the car when you’re coming to the stadium?
I’m a music guy. I listen to the country channel here.

Q. Do you have particular favorites?
I really like pretty much all of it. I’m a big music fan. I’ll listen to it all.

Q. Any musical talent?
No. Zero.

Q. With young children, you probably don’t have much time but what’s date night like for you and your wife?
We like to go to dinner. That was our thing. We’ll get back to that at some point. We enjoy going out to nice dinners and trying places, especially when we travel. We don’t have a whole lot of hobbies. That’s our big splurge.

Q. Do you have any favorite places in Charlotte?
We go to Brio’s a lot. We go to 131 Main a lot near where we live. Ilios Noche is one of our favorite places for a real nice night without the kids. We love that.

Q. Do you have guilty pleasures when you’re home at night?
During the season, my comfort food. I probably eat pizza twice a week. I try to eat well but I have a soft spot for pizza and Peanut M&Ms.

Q. What’s your least favorite household chore?
The dishes. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately. A lot of bottles. They don’t clean themselves.

Q. With what you and your family have been through with the birth of twins and your son TJ’s surgeries, how special will Thanksgiving be?
I can’t wait. It’s going to be awesome. For months, we were hoping to have him home by Thanksgiving. We had him home a few weeks before. We’re just going to have family at the house and enjoy it. We have a lot to be thankful for.

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