20 Questions with Chris Pontius

Oct. 8, 2007

UC Santa Barbara men's soccer midfielder Chris Pontius is having a good week. Not only has he been named CSN National Player of the Week and Big West Conference Player of the Week, but he was selected as the first 20 questions interviewee of the year. Pontius is a worthy candidate based on his hat trick in the nationally televised UC Irvine game and his game-winning header in last weekend's match versus Cal State Fullerton. His team-leading knack for the net can be caught in action Wednesday, October 10 in Northridge as the Gauchos take on league rival Cal State Northridge.

1. What do you think of Britney Spears' VMA performance?
Honestly, I was embarrassed for her. It was the worst performance I've ever seen.

2.Whose wallet would you like to steal?
David Beckham's.

3.What super hero would you be?
Spiderman. I think it would be cool to swing from buildings.

4.What are you most shy about?
I am bad in awkward situations. I tend to get really quiet.

5. Whose diary would you most like to read?
Kate Beckinsale's.

6.What is your favorite pump-up song? Taking Back Sunday's "Cute Without the `E'"

7. When are you happiest?
When there is no school, no practice and I have bin candy, especially sour belts.

8. If you were an inventor, what would you invent?
I would invent a time transport device because I would take back some of the things I've done

9. What is your favorite vacation spot?
Waikiki Beach in Hawaii

10. What would the name of your radio station be?
KPIZ because Piz is my nickname and it would play alternative music.

11.What are the perks of being on the UCSB soccer team?
Some people recognize you on campus but your teachers get mad because you miss class. It depends on how I'm playing because when I am playing well I get more phone calls.

12. How do you feel about having the same name as the guy from "Jackass"?
It's cool but people get us mixed up. I don't associate myself with him because I am more laid back and not as crazy.

13. What is your favorite word?

14.What kind of plant would you be?
I would be a redwood because it is the biggest and baddest out of all the trees.

15.What has surprised your the most about college?
The dirtiness of Isla Vista.

16. What is your motto?
Live for the day because I don't like to look into the future. You can't freak out about stuff you don't have control over. It's about taking it one day at a time.

17. What are you going to be for Halloween?
Last year, I was a dodgeball player and that was cool because we carried around dodgeballs and threw them at people. This year I may just walk around in pajamas and go for comfort.

18. What is your favorite thing about soccer?
The glory after victories and bonding with teammates

Listen to me because I'm the most noble man on the team.

20. Never...
Listen to Chinakwe or Avi because they aren't noble.