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Q&A WITH BEG, BORROW & DEAL CONTESTANTS

Greg Matzek

("Wisconsin is a normal state - we are good-hearted people who like beer…how can you not like a state that creates beer?")

What is your favorite sport?
College hoops

Favorite team?
I'm a big Badgers fan

Favorite athlete?
I have two: Brett Favre and Michael Finley.

Your greatest athletic achievement (could be getting up to use the remote control)?
I was an all-American at track & field.

Pet Peeves?
Many - traffic, I don't understand how there can be traffic - if the speed limit 65 how can It be backed up…and if you have 33 items in a 12 items or less line at the grocery store

Why should we root for you?
Because in my early 20's I lost all my hair

Why will we root against you?
Because I have big feet (laughs)…I don't know, I can't think of a good reason to vote against me.

When you saw the list of 40 tasks, which did you think would be the easiest?
To do a cannon ball from the high dive

Which did you think you had no chance of doing?
Playing golf with Woods or Daley

Halfway through the game, if you were offered a toothbrush, a ham sandwich or a clean pair of undies, which would you take?
A ham sandwich - although my teammates would probably say a toothbrush since I was told my breath was kickin'.

What is the hardest part of this show?
Not being able to relive stress at all no area to release stress you had to keep going

Most embarrassing moment of your life (not of this show)
I was busted running naked at North Central College

Which of your character traits is most likely to get you in trouble during the game?
Understanding someone's point of view - a willingness to accept no for an answer

Do you expect to get a lot more dates after this show? Why?
Yes

What have you done in your life that you would compare this experience to?
Probably craziness and adventure - it's kinda like driving with my grandmother, I never knew where we would end up.

Of begging, borrowing and dealing, which is your strong suit?
I am a dealer no doubt about it.

Do you have any hobbies - what do you do with your spare time?
I love to grill, going to concerts, golf, running, hanging out with my friends - I work out and treat my body well but I like to hang out too.

Favorite TV show (Sucking up to ESPN is allowed but not encouraged)
The Muppets Show (original show)

Were any romances made/developed during the tapping of the show?
No -but everybody was pushing for it - not the contestants.

Have you associated with your teammates after the show?
Yes, absolutely and the other team too

Do you like the Vin Diesel reference?
It hasn't hurt me - I don't think I resemble him that much but to a degree.

Greg@mandtbros.com
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