September 16th, 2013

20 Questions with Cody Swabek

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor


20 Questions with Cody Swabek
Cody Swabek hauls in a touchdown catch against Highlands earlier this year / photo BRSJA member Jake Smith

Each week, the Louisville Catholic Sports Network will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 questions that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses.

Name: Michael “Cody” Swabek.

Age: 17

Current school: Trinity High School.

Current Sports playing: Football.

Parish/grade school attended: Our Lady of Lourdes.

High school GPA (Optional): 3.9.

Colleges considering or attending: Univ. of Louisville, Univ. of Alabama, Univ. of Kentucky, US Naval Academy, US Military Academy (Army). Univ. of Oregon, Univ. of North Carolina, West Virginia Univ., Boise State Univ., Vanderbilt Univ., Harvard, and Brown. 

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Making the varsity team as a freshman. 

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Jimmy Johns.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? "Mad World" by Gary Jules.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Tavon Austin, he proves that size doesn't matter and he works his hardest at everything he does. 

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "Those in glass houses sink ships." -Boondock Saints 

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? It impacts me greatly. I'm am very blessed with the ability to preform athletically and I thank God for it everyday of my life. 

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Perry the Platypus or Johnny Bravo

8. All-time favorite board game? SORRY!

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone; iFunny.

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Cafe 360.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? I only watch cartoons and movies. 

12. What is your greatest fear? The only thing I fear is myself.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I'm outgoing! I can talk to anyone and everyone. 

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Nutella. 

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite hour of the day is the few hours right before dawn when it seems like everyone and everything is asleep. I feel so calm and walking around it feels like I am the only person alive. Everything is so still and quiet. It feels as if the world is in complete harmony with itself and those inhabiting it. 

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Moses Buttergoon. I randomly said it on Spring Break, "They call me Moses Buttergoon!"  And everyone started calling me that, so I changed my twitter name to it. After that, everyone started calling me Moses Buttergoon instead of SeaWolf.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Whenever I can; I like to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity with people from my school. 

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can play the piano. 

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I would travel backwards. I am interested in my heritage and have always wanted to meet the people of my tribe (Cherokee) and ask them what it was like to live as they did.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? I would choose Bob Marley. I would ask him what his music meant to him and the real messages in his songs about the revolution he went through.

 

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