Senior writer jclombardi highlights interview with “Ginger Wolverine” P Masthay.
Wilde interviews Punter Tim Masthay: Aaron hasn’t given me an opinion on my facial hair other than nickname me “Wolverine.” That’s just his M.O., to call people names like that. I was just “Ginger” for awhile, and then I guess I let my sideburns get a little bit out of control, so now I’ve become “Ginger Wolverine” together. My wife Amanda and I, we both went to the University of Kentucky. We got engaged and got married after college. She’s been everything for me. She’s working at Pioneer Credit Union. It’s just great because my value to her doesn’t change at all regardless of if I’m in the league or out of the league, if I have a job or don’t have a job. She’s just been great. My closest friends on the team are Mason Crosby and Brett Goode. I work with them every day a lot, and we’ve become close. I really cherish those relationships. The game against the Jets, that has to be my best moment as a Packer so far. There’s something about winning on the road. It is just a blast. I mean, it’s fun to win at home, too, don’t get me wrong. I love winning at home. But there’s something special about being able to go into someone else’s house and beat them. That game, a defensive battle, a special teams battle, to have a good game and have Mike (McCarthy) say the things he said to me, that meant a lot. When my career is over, I would like to go back to school. I’d like to go into the Peace Corps. I get back to UK every once in awhile. I may try to go back on the bye week. I’m hoping to go back for their game on Saturday. Lexington will always be a special place to me. I do enjoy going back there and seeing friends and being around the program.
Commentary: Along with regular coffee mix morning headlines, game previews, game reviews & grades, jclombardi is adding a weekly Packers profile for fans. This week, we begin with P Masthay in a great interview. He is a very lucky man to have a wife who values his worth based upon their personal (not fake) relationship, not material things and so on.